Go eat some free pancakes at ihop and support the Children’s Miracle Network while you’re there. So instead of paying for the pancakes, pay for some research while you’re on your way out the door. Of course a full belly of (free) pancakes always puts people in a more generous mood.
According to http://www.ihoppancakeday.com:
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 28, 2012, guests from around the country are invited to celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals(c) and other designated local charities.