IHOP has tragically canceled its iconic National Pancake Day this year, but we know how you can still get a free short stack to make up for it. \nBecause the eatery's annual one-day celebration has been put on hold due to COVID-19, IHOP is having an "IOU" event throughout the month of April.\nEditor's Choice: You Can Now Get The Most Picture Perfect Stack Of Rainbow Pancakes At This Atlanta Eatery\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nAt IHOP, our top priority is the safety of our guests and team members.\n\n\nJay Johns\n\n\nRather than a chance at free pancakes on just one day of the year, IHOP is flipping it into a month-long event by issuing coupons for a free short stack of their signature buttermilk pancakes. \n"We recognize it’s not possible to gather millions of our closest family and friends in our restaurants on a single day this year," said IHOP's president, Jay Johns. \n"As a result, we decided to flip National Pancake Day on its head and give our guests an entire month to redeem their free Short Stack with an IOU."\nTo claim your free pancakes, simply register for MyHOP by March 31 and you'll get an IOU coupon good for a short stack starting on April 1.\nOnce you have your coupon, you can use it in-restaurant or for to-go orders via IHOP.com or the IHOP Mobile App.\nDespite the pandemic, IHOP is working hard to fulfill the promise of its iconic slogan — "Come hungry. Leave happy."