Get Your Pancakes for IHOP's Free Pancake Day to Support Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Enjoy a complimentary short stack of pancakes on March 12 at Hawaii IHOP restaurants while helping Hawaii's keiki get life-changing medical care 03/01/2019

Plate of pancakes and a cup of coffee with IHOP logo

Hawaii IHOP restaurants will celebrate Free Pancake Day® on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, by offering each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes*. This annual family-friendly tradition aims to raise needed funds and awareness for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on IHOP’s 14th annual Free Pancake Day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Kapiolani. Since 2006, IHOP Free Pancake Day has raised close to $30 million to provide lifesaving treatment, programs and medical equipment for young patients at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide, including Kapiolani.

IHOP and its franchisees are “Flipping it Forward” and have a goal of raising $4 million during the campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other children’s health and wellness organizations. This year, IHOP expects to serve a record-breaking 5 million pancakes in a single day to support its charity partners. All the money raised during this year’s campaign will stay local and benefit thousands of children’s hospitals across the country. For example, funds that were raised locally on IHOP Free Pancake Day in 2018 helped Kapiolani fund programs and services, purchase medical equipment, assist with neighbor island travel, and support research and education.

“We are grateful for our continued partnership with IHOP Hawaii in celebration of Free Pancake Day,” said Martha Smith, chief executive officer of Kapiolani. “This event raises funds to support programs and services to care for all of Hawaii’s children, and we thank the community for their support.”

Stop in at the following IHOP locations on Tuesday, March 12, to take advantage of Free Pancake Day and make a donation to Kapiolani:


Waikiki – Ohana Malia Hotel
2211 Kuhio Ave.
Open 24 hours

Waikiki – Aqua Palms Hotel
1850 Ala Moana Blvd.
Open 24 hours

Pearl City – Times Plaza
98-1254 Kaahumanu St.
Opens at 7 a.m.

3269 Koapaka St.
Open 24 hours

Ewa Beach
91-1401 Fort Weaver Road, D101
Opens at 6 a.m.


Kahului – Maui Mall
70 E. Kaahumanu Ave.
Opens at 6 a.m.


Hilo – Prince Kuhio Plaza
111 E. Puainako St.
Opens at 6 a.m.

75-5595 Palani Road
Opens at 6 a.m.

Other ways to support Kapiolani at IHOP restaurants statewide:

  • Purchase a wall icon in increments of $1, $5, $20 or $100 by, to show support. Guests who purchase a $5 wall icon will receive a $5 coupon good for a future purchase of $10 or more through March 31, 2019 (valid at participating restaurants only).
  • Enjoy a meal at any IHOP restaurant between now and March 12 and make a cash contribution or on-check donation.

For more information or to make an online donation to Kapiolani Medical Center, visit

*Guests can receive one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes at participating IHOP Restaurants nationwide on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (Free Pancake Day) from 7a.m.-7p.m.; some locations hours may vary. Please check with your local IHOP for exact hours of participation. Limit one offer per guest. Dine-in only.

** Issuance and redemption of coupons at participating restaurants only. Redemption expires March 31, 2019 unless otherwise stated.

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