GLENDALE Calif. A pancake giveaway earlier this week by the 1,396-unit IHOP chain raised more than $1.3 million for children’s charities, officials said Friday. During the National Pancake Day celebration on Tuesday, IHOP gave away an estimated 2.5 million buttermilk pancakes — or roughly 833,000 short-stack orders. In lieu of payment, guests were asked to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network or other charities.Despite the dismal economy, this year's event raised far more ...

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