February 25, 2020


Miss Universe Canada, Alyssa Boston, to Serve as Honorary Ambassador for IHOP’s National Pancake Day; Guest Donations from National Pancake Day Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Member Hospitals

Get ready to feast on a free short stack of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday at IHOP® Restaurants in Canada!  IHOP Restaurants will celebrate its seventh annual IHOP National Pancake Day in Canada on Tuesday, February 25, by inviting guests to enjoy a complimentary short stack* of IHOP’s world-famous buttermilk pancakes from 7 am – 7 pm at participating IHOP Restaurants. In return, guests are encouraged to make a difference in the community by giving a voluntary donation to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital. Alyssa Boston, Miss Universe Canada 2019, will serve as Honorary Ambassador for National Pancake Day to promote and increase support of Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals.

Since the first National Pancake Day in Canada in 2014, guests have generously donated more than $425,000 for their local Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals. National Pancake Day began in the United States in 2006 and has raised more than $30 million for children’s health. National Pancake Day is also celebrated in Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

“Every year guests line up at IHOP Restaurants in Canada to enjoy free pancakes and every year we are overwhelmed by their generosity in support of local children in need; it is so incredibly inspiring,” said William Urrego, Vice President and General Manager, Dine Brands International, Inc., the franchisor of Canadian IHOP locations. “We are looking forward to another record-breaking year!”

Guests may also contribute to Children’s Miracle Network by purchasing a wall icon for $1, $5, $20, or $100 between now and February 25. Guests who purchase a $5 wall icon will receive a $5 coupon toward their next meal of $10 or more (valid at participating restaurants only).**

For more information about IHOP’s National Pancake Day, or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network, visit

Pancake Day is a tradition that dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday.

* Limit one offer per guest. One free short stack of Buttermilk Pancakes on Tuesday, February 25, from 7 am – 7 pm. Participating restaurants and hours may vary. Check with your local IHOP restaurant for details. Dine-in only.
** Issuance and redemption of coupons at participating restaurants only. Redemption expires at 7PM on 02/25/20 unless otherwise stated.


For 61 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of October 30, 2019 there are 1,836 IHOP restaurants around the world, including restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Thailand and India. IHOP restaurants are franchised by affiliates of Glendale, Calif.-based Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).

About Children’s Miracle Network:

Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at  and




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