The Al Kaly Shriners headed to the newest IHOP, at Stetson Hills and Powers boulevards, for a week of pancake mania this month.
They clowned around, took photos and invited everyone to eat all the buttermilk pancakes they could.
IHOP's Pat Tennant was encouraging folks to eat up, and for every "all you can eat" order the store donated $1 to the Al Kaly Transportation fund to help families transport their children to any of the 22 Shrine Hospitals.
There was a pancake-eating contest, celebrity pancake eaters and other events. By week's end the contribution box had $404.81, and IHOP added $500, according to communications director Ralph Hathaway. Tennant has been invited to dinner at the Shrine Club for a proper thank-you.