IHOP will be giving away one free short stack of pancakes per visitor on National Pancake Day, which is Tuesday.
Donations from customers in Arlington will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter, which works to find cures to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Patrons are encouraged to make a donation to the organization in lieu of paying for their pancakes.
Area IHOPs have set a goal of raising $220,000 for the society’s mission. Restaurants in the Washington area also have been selling “beat cancer” icons, which have suggested donations of $1, $5 or $20.
Nationwide, IHOP has a goal of raising $3 million for various charities. Since 2006, the restaurant chain has raised more than $10 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities, the company has reported.
IHOP is located at 935 N. Stafford St. near the Ballston Metro Station, nearby in Falls Church at 6655 Arlington Boulevard, and in Alexandria at 3425-A Jefferson Davis Highway.