IHOP's National Pancake Day returns on Feb. 5 , and this is the easiest way to get free pancakes on that glorious day. Just show up to an establishment between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., but remember that you'll only receive one short stack order that's only for dining in.

The pancakes are free, but IHOP asks that you make a donation if you can. The proceeds go towards Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities, and they have a fundraising goal of $3 million. IHOP began the holiday in 2006, and they've raised over $10 million for charities in their areas of operation.

[via LAist]