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IHOP flips for Children’s Medical Center

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Augusta, Ga. – IHOP will serve free short stacks all day long on National Pancake Day, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All local proceeds will go to the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center, the area’s only children’s hospital.

onathon Azziz, 14, serves short stacks at the Washington Road IHOP on National Pancake Day 2012. Proceeds from this annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser go to the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center.

More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the United States, including four in the Augusta-Aiken area, will invite diners to enjoy a complimentary short stack of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes and to consider donating what they would have paid, or more, for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Local participating IHOPs are located at:

•               2525 Washington Road, Augusta

•               3125 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta

•               4361 Washington Road, Evans

•               180 Aiken Mall Drive, Aiken

IHOP’s Pancake Day brought in more than $3,200 for the Children’s Medical Center in 2012.

“Those funds were used by our respiratory therapy team to purchase specialized equipment for patients with asthma and other breathing issues,” said Catherine Stewart, CMN Development Coordinator. “The Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital, so we are truly grateful for the financial support from our community we receive through special events like National Pancake Day.”

The 154-bed Children’s Medical Center is the second largest children’s hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children.

For 52 years, the IHOP family restaurant chain has served famous pancakes and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items for all ages. IHOP strives to offer its guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. The first IHOP opened in Toluca Lake, Calif., in 1958. There are currently 1,438 IHOPs across the greater United States. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based International House of Pancakes, LLC, and its affiliates.

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