Hope you're hungry...today is IHOP National Pancake Day! From 7am to 10pm you can get yourself a free short stack of pancakes at any IHOP restaurant. Since Pancake Day was born in 2006, IHOP has used the highly-publicized event to raise more than $3.25 million for local charities in communities where they do business (not a bad way to do restaurant promotions either).
So why did they choose today for National Pancake Day? Well according to IHOP: "National Pancake Day 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."
Works for me!