international house of pancakes

Josh James / WUKY

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If Lexington’s IHOP seems busier than usual today, it’s thanks to an event known as National Pancake Day. The fundraiser attracts customers with a free short stack of pancakes and collects donations for the Children’s Miracle Network.

It’s almost noon and Lexington IHOP general manager Kinney Baker is watching the customers make their way past the cashier’s desk.

"It's starting out pretty slow, so hopefully it'll pick up a little later on and we'll get a little bit busier," Baker says.