IHOP's National Pancake Day is nearly upon us! For the past 13 years IHOP has given customers one free short stack of original buttermilk pancakes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. nationwide in celebration of the day. This year, it falls on Tuesday, February 27th. Also this year, as it has every year, the chain hopes to raise funds for local children's hospitals and health organizations-- it's raised close to $30 million since its first pancake day in 2006. So donate what you can if you get a free short stack.