If you're the type of person who needs a good excuse to indulge in some syrup-drenched buttermilk pancakes, then today is most certainly your day.
Start your morning -- heck, even end your day -- with "a short stack and a good act" by participating in IHOP's sixth annual National Pancake Day Celebration
. Simply head over to any of the more than 15 IHOP locations in Palm Beach and Broward County and order up a FREE short stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Since 2006, IHOP has been offering its three buttermilk pancake short stack for free in an effort to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network
. The idea: rather than pay for your pancakes, contribute the dough to the charity that supports underfunded children's hospitals nationwide instead.
Since its inception, the one-day fundraising event has forked over more than 10 million flap jacks and raised over $5 million. And this year should be no exception: IHOP's 2011 goal is to raise $2.3 million -- up from the $2.1 million raised in 2010.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and eat a stack. After all, it's for a good cause!
Follow Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook and on Twitter: @CleanPlateBPB.