IHOP customers give to children's hospital

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A national restaurant chain known for its flapjacks is also home to a major fundraising event that helps kids. The International House of Pancakes, or IHOP, hosted an annual event for the Children's Miracle Network.

On "National Pancake Day," customers got a free stack of pancakes. But in return, they were asked to donate whatever they could to help that charity.

In Mississippi, the money goes to the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson.

"You always hear about them, you always hear the good things they are doing," said Jonathan Shorts, general manager of the IHOP in Hattiesburg.

Last year on Pancake Day, IHOP served more than 4 million free pancakes across the country, and raised over $2 million for children's charities.

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