While cinnamon roll pancakes are pretty great, the best pancakes are free pancakes. And IHOP will give you those today on their 10th annual National Pancake Day. From 7am until 10pm, you can score a free short stack of three buttermilk pancakes at participating locations. In exchange, IHOP would like you to consider making a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals or other designated local charities. Their fundraising goal this year is $3.5 million, so make sure to bring along all your breakfast-crazy friends with a spare buck.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and will see you at the Union Square IHOP. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.