Stop! You had me at free pancakes!

IHOP restaurants will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28 from 7 am to 10 pm. IHOP will be offering a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes to each guest and, in return, diners will be asked to leave a little something behind for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 22-hospital health care system that provides pediatric specialty care regardless of the family's ability to pay for services.

It's a win-win celebration! Hope you'll join us in celebrating the "flapjack" and help out children at the same time!You can also participate by donating on-line at

Enjoy this video made for the 2009 National Pancake Day - Pass the syrup!