While everyone else celebrates National Pancake Day on September 26th, IHOP has their own day to celebrate. Today, February 27th is IHOP National Pancake Day and the pancake giant is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, guests are asked to leave behind a donation for local children's charities.

The pancake chain hopes to raise $5 million nationwide.

For more information on National Pancake Day, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Click here to find the IHOP nearest you.

So, get your belly ready for free pancakes, but don't be a scrooge...leave a little for the kids.