I love pancakes. I really love pancakes. I could eat pancakes for breakfast lunch and dinner. I wish I had a heaping plate of pancakes in front of me now.
“For the eighth consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Shriners Hospitals and other local charities.”
Enough said. Give me a fork, a little butter and get out of my way.
“For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Shriners Hospitals.”
I have no problem with that. I love what the Shriners are all about.
The IHOP here in Tyler, 115 WSW Loop 323, is taking part in Pancake Day. The flapjacks will be flying from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. You can go online to www.ihoppancakeday.com to find locations of other restaurants.
All anyone asks in return is that you give a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The Shriners operate hospitals that treat children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. The hospitals are funded primarily through donations. Families of the young patients pay nothing at all.
When my niece was a little girl, she pulled a pan of scalding hot grease from a stove onto her head. She suffered severe burns on her scalp, face and neck. She was treated at a Shriners hospital. Our family will be forever grateful for the care she received.
IHOP and the Shriners hope it does even better this year.
“We appreciate the efforts of IHOP to bring people together to share a meal on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children,” Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “We are grateful for the opportunity to increase awareness and raise funds for our health care system.”
IHOP says that if it stacked all the free pancakes it served last year on National Pancake Day the stack would reach 16 miles high.
I’m drooling just thinking about it.
Catch Danny Mogle on the “In Touch With East Texas” radio show airing at 6:30 a.m. Saturday on The Ranch KKUS 104.1 FM and KYKX 105.7 FM and 6:30 a.m. Sunday on KOOI Sunny 106.5 FM.