Teen Sensation Supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on March 3

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KEVIN ORTIZ FLIPS FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
ON NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY
Bilingual Singing Sensation and Pasadena Native Helps Celebrate IHOP Restaurants’ Decade of Giving by Serving Guests at Hollywood IHOP Restaurant

WHAT: Teen singing sensation and Pasadena native, Kevin Ortiz, is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a spokesperson for IHOP Restaurant’s tenth annual National Pancake Day. On National Pancake Day (March 3), he will flip and serve pancakes for guests at the Hollywood IHOP restaurant.

WHO: Kevin Ortiz, trading in his microphone for a spatula.
WHY: On March 3, National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide.

This year, IHOP Restaurants is celebrating a “Decade of Giving” in honor of the tenth anniversary of National Pancake Day. To commemorate this milestone IHOP Restaurants hopes to raise $3.5 million, which would bring the total raised to nearly $20 million in the ten years since National Pancake Day began. To find a local IHOP restaurant or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com. For every delicious short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, guests are invited to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

WHEN & WHERE:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Bilingual musician, Kevin Ortiz, learns how to make the “perfect pancake” and flips and serves pancakes to guests at the IHOP restaurant located at 7006 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood.

Other IHOP restaurants in the Los Angeles area welcoming media on National Pancake Day are: 8600 S. Sepulveda Boulevard; 2227 N. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles; 988 Hamilton Road in Duarte; 605 N. Glendale Avenue in Glendale; 4991 Lincoln Ave in Cypress; or 1840 S. Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim

National Pancake Day b-roll footage featuring Miss America flipping pancakes can also be downloaded easily at http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7408651-ihop-national-pancake-day/.

FACTS FROM NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY 2014:

· Last year, pancake lovers donated nearly $3 million to children’s charities.
· IHOP Restaurants served nearly 4.2 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2014.
· All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2014 would have created a stack more than 12 miles high.
· Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP Restaurants has raised nearly $16 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates.