ELGIN, IL - JULY 16: Signs mark the locations of neighboring IHOP and Applebee's restaurants July 16, 2007 in Elgin, Illinois. IHOP has agreed to purchase the Applebee's restaurant chain for about $2 billion. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
This is the 15th annual free pancake giveaway and it’s happening from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at most locations. A short stack of three pancakes usually costs $5.99.