Most of us believed that at this point in the new year, with the vaccine being distributed for a few months, life would have returned to normal. But the pandemic is still present and that is why IHop has canceled National Pancake Day. Can you still get free pancakes?
IHOP's National Pancake Day is here, but this year the tradition will be a little different due to the pandemic.
IHOP is canceling its National Pancake Day promotion but you can still get an IOU for free pancakes. What must you do to get it?
On Tuesday morning, the pancake house restaurant announced that the breakfast holiday is canceled for 2021, but that the promotion will still happen.
The difference this year is that, in order to respect social distancing, instead of lining up at your local store for a free short stack, you can digitally line up for a free short stack in the future.
To score the IOU version of National Pancake Day, you must sign up for the chain's MyHOP rewards by March 31 and you'll get a coupon for a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes that you can use in April.
"Rather than cancel the day completely during a time when everyone could use a little hoppiness, we decided to flip the day to a month-long event to give everyone the flexibility to enjoy a free Short Stack whenever they would like, while also supporting our national charity partner Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals," Johns said in a statement.
When the time comes, you'll be able to snag some pancakes in-restaurant or on a to-go order placed through IHOP.com or the pancake chain’s mobile app.
Those who are not MyHOP members can still get a free short stack in April with a minimum $10 purchase in restaurants or to-go by downloading a coupon at IHOP.com or the IHOP app.
Participation and hours can vary by restaurant and the offer isn’t available at IHOP restaurants in New York or Washington, D.C.