Expect lines and crowds at the International House of Pancakes on Tuesday as customers line up for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes.
IHOP started National Pancake Day in 2006, asking customers to leave a donation for charity.
In the Washington metro area, the beneficiary is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which works to find a cure and raise awareness for these and other types of cancer. Last year, the 72 IHOPs in our area raised $185,000 for LLS. The goal for 2013 is $220,000.
Nationwide, many other IHOPs are supporting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Since 2006, the restaurant chain has raised more than $10 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities, the company has reported.
The closest IHOP location to Del Ray is located at 3425a Jefferson Davis Hwy in the Potomac Yard Shopping Center.
"Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds are often used to purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible," according to the organization's website.
Nationwide, IHOP is hoping to raise $3 million in 2013.