IHOP stacks up donations for troops, military families
Participating IHOP restaurants across five states raise $48,000 for future infrastructure projects benefiting military service members, veterans and their families
TAMPA Fla. – Participating IHOP restaurant locations throughout the Southeast U.S. completed their annual fundraising campaign on Nov. 20, 2018, raising a grand total of $48,000 to support the Armed Forces Families Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military families.
Nearly 50 IHOP franchises, including locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, participated in this year’s annual fundraising drive, which took place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 20, 2018.
Patrons visiting participating IHOP locations during the fundraiser were able to purchase a paper icon for $1 or more and receive a coupon for a free stack of three buttermilk pancakes as a thank you for their donation.
“We want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s fundraiser, as well as those IHOP restaurants that made this event possible,” said John Wright, a member of the board at AFFF. “Because we allocate funds back into the markets in which they were raised, donors will be able to see the impact of their contributions within their own community.”
One hundred percent of every dollar raised by the AFFF goes to the development of permanent or semi-permanent infrastructure projects benefiting military families. The AFFF is comprised entirely of volunteers, providing donors the confidence that all funds raised will be used to support projects benefiting military families.
About Armed Forces Families Foundation:
The Armed Forces Families Foundation, together with participating Taco Bell and IHOP restaurants, are proud supporters of America’s armed forces and their families. Since 2006, the Armed Forces Families Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund and develop infrastructure projects that help the families of our service men and women. One hundred percent of every dollar raised goes directly to projects that help the families of those who protect our freedom. For more information, please visit ArmedForcesFamilies.org.
About International House of Pancakes
For 60 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. Today, there are more than 1,650 IHOP restaurants around the world, including restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Thailand, India and the Philippines. IHOP restaurants are franchised by affiliates of Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN)