If you’re not-so patiently waiting for your free short stack from IHOP on National Pancake Day, you’ll have to wait a little longer. With Covid concerns a top priority, the iconic eatery has chosen to postpone its annual giveaway.

This year, IHOP’s National Pancake Day free pancake offer will look a bit different—kind of like just about everything else in 2020/2021. Instead of a one-day deal, IHOP will celebrate with a month-long event.

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Jay Johns, President at IHOP said in a press statement, “At IHOP, our top priority is the safety of our guests and team members.” Johns continued, “Given nothing about this past year has been ordinary—and while we look forward to celebrating National Pancake Day with guests under our blue roof in the future – we recognize it’s not possible to gather millions of our closest family and friends in our restaurants on a single day this year. As a result, we decided to flip National Pancake Day on its head and give our guests an entire month to redeem their free Short Stack with an IOU, while also continuing to put purpose behind our pancakes by giving back to those most in need: our charity partners.”

MyHOP email club members and customers who register for MyHOP by Mar. 31, 2021 will receive an IOU for a free short stack of buttermilk pancake goodness. You can redeem your coupon in IHOP restaurants, on IHOP.com, or through the IHOP mobile app starting Apr. 1, 2021. Use the coupon any day in April for in-restaurant or to-go orders.

Don’t worry if you forget to register for MyHOP. Non-members can get a free short stack in April (limit one per customer) with a $10 or more purchase.

—Erica Loop

 

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