Here's a short story about short stacks.
IHOPs everywhere are offering stacks of three pancakes for free until 10pm toinght, March 1st.
It's the annual free pancake day to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
The idea is you enjoy the free stack and make a small donation to the cause.
Last year, the national event raised more than $2-million as customers ate about four-million free pancakes.
Cardinal Glennon Chidlren's Medical Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital are two of the 170 hospitals across the country that benefit from this event.
They packed them in this morning at the IHOP in Clayton.
Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV-TV. He can be reached at MSchnyder@kmov.com.