Raleigh area residents will rejoice when they see their local Steak ‘n Shake celebrating “Pancake Day” with what else, FREE pancakes.
On Tuesday Feb. 28, from 6am to 8pm, Steak ‘n Shake Raleigh franchisee Chandru Gurnani will provide a free stack of pancakes to all customers who come through the door. The offer includes 3 small pancakes with whipped butter and syrup. There is no purchase necessary, but deal has a limit of one per person. Bacon, sausage and hash browns may be added for an additional price.
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National Pancake Day 2017 is Tuesday, February 28. It always falls 47 days before Easter so the date moves but it will always be between February 3 and March 9.
National Pancake Day (also called Shrove Tuesday) is the day that precedes Ash Wednesday. As it is determined by Easter, for which the actual date changes on an annual basis. The name Shrove Tuesday comes from ‘shrive’, meaning absolution for sins by doing penance.
The day gets its name from the tradition of Christians trying to be ‘shriven’ before Lent. Christians would go to Confession, where they admit their sins to a priest and ask for absolution. A bell would be rung to call them to Confession, which was called the ‘pancake bell’. It’s still rung today.
In the US it’s called Mardi Gras aka ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French mainly because we use up the fatty foods before Lent. Pancake Day itself came much later as a way of using up rich foods, like eggs, milk and sugar before the 40 days of fasting – Lent.
In the past the ideas was for families to clear out their cupboards and remove the fattening foods (normally the tempting ones) so they aren’t in their house during Lent.
Eggs, milk and sugar aren’t traditionally eaten in fasting season, so need to be scoffed beforehand.
The actual tradition of mixing them up for pancakes is thought to come from a pagan ritual, but others say it is a Christian tradition – with each ingredient representing one of the four pillars of the faith. Eggs for creation, flour sustenance or the staff of life, salt for wholesomeness and milk for purity.
About Steak ‘n Shake Inc.
Steak ‘n Shake, a classic American brand, serves premium burgers and shakes in more than 550 restaurants across the country and the world. Founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois, Steak ‘n Shake is the leader in the “better burger” segment of the restaurant industry, serving hand-crafted, premium Steakburgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. Steak ‘n Shake is the recipient of the Nation’s Restaurant News Golden Chain Award. Zagat has recognized Steak ‘n Shake as having the No. 1 Milkshake. Steak ‘n Shake Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Biglari Holdings Inc.
For more information, contact Alex Menz at 314-982-0284 or visit http://www.steaknshake.com/