IHOP that's who. They even offered a free stack today and used the whole event as a way to raise money for charity. But why not do it next Tuesday? Tie the whole thing in with Mardi Gras and Lent and the various pancake appreciation organizations out there?
I am confused. Can't all the pancakes get together and unite behind one delicious syrup covered banner?
Christians also call National Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday for the past tense of the old English verb shrive, the word for the ritual release given to Christians who confessed their sins, as explained by the Belfast Telegraph. Mardis Gras, the name for the holiday in New Orleans, is French for Fat Tuesday.
IHOP, however, does not have any religious affiliation.