Some people call it National Pancake Day others call it IHOP Free Pancake Day, either way just know that you can get a free short stack today at participating IHOP locations anytime between 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.

IHOP spokeswoman Stephanie Peterson told USA Today, “Every year we look forward to kicking off our IHOP Free Pancake Day – Flip it Forward for Kids campaign because it combines the two things we love most – pancakes and helping our communities".

Every year I, too, look forward to to IHOP Free Pancake Day, because 1) I can eat pancakes 2) they are free and 3) I get to help make a positive impact while doing the previous two things.

IHOP pancakes are only free once a year, so put on some stretchy pants and get you a short stack!