Free carbs on Fat Tuesday

Krispy Kreme.

Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday.

Call it what you want. Food companies are offering carb-orific giveaways on Tuesday, March 4.

From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide offer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes, and ask that they consider donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. IHOP says it served 4.5 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2013 and collected nearly $3 million to children’s charities.

Krispy Kreme is offering one free original glazed doughnut per person at locations in Havertown, Bensalem, Fox Chase and Collingswood.

Know of others?