International Pancake Day
February 23, 2010 1:26 PM   Subscribe

It's true! IHOP is serving FREE PANCAKES TODAY to celebrate International Pancake Day. But wait... aren't they a week late? Who cares - I'll be glad to celebrate this day twice. [Previously: 2009 2008 2007 2006 . . . MetaFilter loves pancakes amirite?]
posted by not_on_display (32 comments total)
 
Obligatory Dr. Tongue's Evil House of Pancakes link.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:28 PM on February 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's also Spay Day. Perhaps we should double check the ingredients on the pancake batter the IHOP uses.

Anyway, Happy Spay Day and Pancake day to you and yours, Mr. on_display.
posted by bondcliff at 1:33 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


The benefits of the cause outweigh the disgust I am going to feel afterwards. America!
posted by june made him a gemini at 1:38 PM on February 23, 2010


All hail pancakes. Even when they're bad, they're good ...
posted by Faze at 1:40 PM on February 23, 2010


the server seems to be overloaded...

Their website is down too.
posted by bluejayk at 1:41 PM on February 23, 2010


But... why are they a week late? Everyone agrees they are, but nobody says why, that I can see..
posted by nat at 1:44 PM on February 23, 2010


It's too bad that most IHOPS I know are fairly scummy...otherwise I'd be all over this :(
posted by samsara at 1:46 PM on February 23, 2010


Too late, it's already Lent! Back away from the pancakes, everyone, I'll handle things from here.... just let me find my fork and my maple syrup...
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:50 PM on February 23, 2010


And don't forget World Diabetes Day follows along about ten months later.
posted by crapmatic at 1:51 PM on February 23, 2010


Nice one, improperly regionalised house of pancakes.
posted by Artw at 1:53 PM on February 23, 2010


So. Who here likes pancakes?
posted by killdevil at 1:53 PM on February 23, 2010


Yes, we like Pancakes!
posted by piratebowling at 1:54 PM on February 23, 2010


I didn't go this morning - the IHOP nearest me was the one that was inundated by the local media.

I will go later tonight, though, as the one nearest my house should be relatively media-free.

Yay pancakes!
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 2:01 PM on February 23, 2010


In other news, Denny's will offer free 'refills' on pancakes until the end of March. Also, french fries. So if your glycemic load needs some adjusting, hop on over.
posted by mudpuppie at 2:06 PM on February 23, 2010


mudpuppie: "In other news, Denny's will offer free 'refills' on pancakes until the end of March."

Now Bigot-Free!
posted by Joe Beese at 2:21 PM on February 23, 2010


No real maple syrup, no deal.
posted by entropicamericana at 2:29 PM on February 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Just got back from IHOP for lunch. Free pancakes included.

Whatever else I have become, I am not a hater of free pancakes.
posted by weston at 2:38 PM on February 23, 2010


posted by entropicamericana:
"No real maple syrup, no deal."

You'll have to go to Vermont for that Special Syrup IHOP.
posted by not_on_display at 2:39 PM on February 23, 2010


Unless you go to the IHOP in Vermont, you will be disappointed on the syrup front.
posted by jessamyn at 2:41 PM on February 23, 2010


jinx!
posted by jessamyn at 2:41 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


"In other news, Denny's will offer free 'refills' on pancakes until the end of March."

Dennis has pancakes?
posted by aftermarketradio at 2:42 PM on February 23, 2010


Nice to see this important issue being noticed. I'm on break right now, but as soon as I'm done I'll be back out in front of IHOP with my END THE WAR ON SHROVE TUESDAY protest sign. Fight the secularization of pancakes!
posted by darksasami at 2:43 PM on February 23, 2010


But... why are they a week late? Everyone agrees they are, but nobody says why, that I can see..

Because they're trying to take an already existing tradition and turn it into an IHOP marketing ploy?
posted by madajb at 3:03 PM on February 23, 2010


From the IHOP site: "While IHOP's National Pancake Day typically takes place on Shrove Tuesday, this year the company will host its free pancake event on Tuesday, February 23, extending the fundraising window by one week to maximize donations for Children's Miracle Network."

I'm really not sure how that works--did they start having the collection box out last Tuesday? I never go there when the pancakes aren't free, so I don't know.
posted by darksasami at 3:40 PM on February 23, 2010


They did have the collection stuff going on last Tuesday. I was there, I ate pancakes. I may not eat pancakes today, we haven't decided.
posted by FritoKAL at 5:48 PM on February 23, 2010


IHOP sucks. I always regret going there (always at the instigation of someone else).
posted by Daddy-O at 6:29 PM on February 23, 2010


This is the second annual Pancake Day I've missed.
Good thing they're building an IHOP walking distance from my house.
posted by lhude sing cuccu at 6:31 PM on February 23, 2010


If I Had Possession Over Pancake Day.

Note: The brightly colored, tiny racing cars are not the point of the link. They're merely a pleasing bonus.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 7:45 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not to derail, but my favorite breakfast-food-themed-restaurant will always be Waffle House.
posted by SPrintF at 9:17 PM on February 23, 2010


All hail pancakes. Even when they're bad, they're good ...

My girlfriend used to worked at an IHOP about four years ago. The things she told me about what went on in the kitchen... Ugh. You couldn't pay me to eat there.
posted by lekvar at 1:30 PM on February 24, 2010


Haven't been to an iHOP since 1988 when I found a condom in the coffee decanter.
posted by terrapin at 1:52 PM on February 24, 2010


I (the OP) ended up not getting my free stack because the local IHOP was packed to the gills with stoned college kids, and I didn't want to wait an hour and a half for a table. After reading the last two comments, I'm kinda glad I opted out.

Pepsi goo amirite
posted by not_on_display at 3:02 PM on February 24, 2010


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