National Pancake Day 2013: Get free pancakes at IHOP on Feb. 5

Hungry? National Pancake Day is Tuesday, Feb. 5. Visit a local IHOP restaurant between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. to get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. During the event, you’re asked to make a donation to a Children's Miracle Network hospital -- locally, it's the Children’s Miracle Network at The Medical Center.

These local IHOP restaurants will participate in National Pancake Day:

*2111 Airport Thruway, Columbus -- Restaurant features a "friendly pancake flipping and stacking contest" at 8 a.m. Scheduled competitors include The Medical Center CEO Ryan Chandler, Columbus Regional Child Life Specialist Meg Johnson, and local businessman and Children’s Miracle Network supporter Scott Ressmeyer.

*2939 North Lake Parkway, Columbus

*6317 Talokas Lane, Columbus

*3747 Highway 431 N, Phenix City

*1463 Opelika Rd, Auburn

Discussion time: Do you prefer pancakes or waffles?