Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
Month of Giving Kicks Off in February: Participating IHOP Restaurants Across Canada Accepting Donations Ahead of National Pancake Day to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network®
Canadian Guests Can Do Good for a Good Cause and Enjoy a Free Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes
on March 1, 2022, in Restaurant
Glendale, Calif., (February 7, 2022) – Dine Brands Global announced IHOP® restaurants across Canada have kicked-off its first-ever “Month of Giving,” which will culminate with the return of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 1 at participating restaurants. IHOP is making it the sweetest year yet by welcoming Canadian guests back to dining rooms on March 1, 2022, with a free Short Stack of Buttermilk pancakes* and helping change kids’ health by funding critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services at local children’s hospitals.
This year, guests do not have to wait until National Pancake Day to show their support. Now through March 1, IHOP will celebrate Canada’s first-ever “Month of Giving” to accept guests’ donations for Children’s Miracle Network®.
“At IHOP, we pride ourselves on giving back to the communities we serve across Canada, not only on National Pancake Day, but every day. This event is particularly special to us as it provides families and friends even more reason to come together to support an important cause,” said William Urrego, Regional VP of Franchise Operations, Dine Brands Global, Inc.
Since the first National Pancake Day, IHOP guests around the world have collectively raised over $30 million for various children’s hospitals across Canada and the United States. In 2022, guests are encouraged to donate by adding a donation while ordering in restaurant or online via ihop.ca.
“On behalf of Canada’s children’s hospitals and the Children’s Miracle Network, a heartfelt thank you to IHOP restaurants, employees, and customers for helping to make a difference for Canada’s kids and their families by making amazing healthcare and health advancements possible,” says Mark Hierlihy, President and CEO of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations. “Thanks to their generous efforts, Canada’s children’s hospitals will receive vital funds to support research, care, and healing environments that can change the health of Canada’s kids and change the health of Canada.”
Follow IHOP’s social media channels and visit www.IHOP.ca for updates.
*Dine-in only. One free short stack (three buttermilk pancakes) per guest. Hours may vary by participating restaurant.
For more than 63 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items, including Ultimate Steakburgers. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of September 30, 2021, there are 1,750 IHOP restaurants around the world, including restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam as well as Canada, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, and Peru. IHOP restaurants are franchised by affiliates of Glendale, Calif.-based Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN).
Based in Glendale, California, Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), through its subsidiaries, franchises restaurants under both the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP brands. With approximately 3,440 restaurants combined in 16 countries and approximately 350 franchisees, Dine Brands is one of the largest full-service restaurant companies in the world. For more information on Dine Brands, visit the Company’s website located at www.dinebrands.com.
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, purchase pediatric medical equipment, and support research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Visit our website to learn more about our cause. In Canada, Children’s Miracle Network is managed and operated by Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations®.
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