IHOP claims that Tuesday, March 8, 2016 is the next National Pancake Day as of 2015. In addition, individuals who sign up for IHOP's Pancake Revolution email list get free meals on their birthday.
IHOP's National Pancake Day began in 2006. On each National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants provide customers with a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes, and IHOP gives customers an opportunity to pay it forward by donating to charities such as Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Guests are encouraged to donate the amount they would have paid for the pancakes.
People who have signed up for the IHOP Pancake Revolution have multiple opportunities each year to get free pancakes. Free pancakes are available immediately after signing up for the email list, as well as yearly on a person's birthday and on the anniversary of signing up for the list.