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Generous Stack & Still Pancake Day diners in Scotland cook up thousands of pounds for Cash for Kids

02/03/2023

UK’s largest pancake house chain donated £10,000 towards supporting disadvantaged children and young people in communities across the UK after matching customer donations

Stack & Still, the UK’s largest chain of pancake houses, has dished up a £10,000 donation to children’s charity Cash For Kids after generous diners at its six participating Scottish branches added an extra £2 topping when paying their bills on Pancake Day.

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The Glasgow-based Pancake Pioneers, who serve over a million pancakes every year in their ever-expanding chain of restaurants, matched their customers’ generosity, taking the total donation for disadvantaged children across the UK to £10,000. 

The fundraising drive has become an annual tradition for the pancake house chain on Pancake Day in recent years. Since forming the partnership in 2019, Stack & Still has donated £60,800 to Cash for Kids, a grant-giving charity helping children and young people across the UK who need it the most. 

All six of Stack & Still’s stand-alone branches in Scotland took part in the charity event last month: West George Street Glasgow; Glasgow Fort, Silverburn and Braehead Shopping Centres; The Centre, Livingston; and the Assembly Rooms/Rose Street, Edinburgh. 

Paul Reynolds, co-founder and chief executive at Stack & Still, said: “We never fail to be blown away by our lovely customers’ generosity when we do our annual Pancake Day charity drive and they’ve done us proud yet again this year. Sending this donation to Cash for Kids was a sweet moment for Stack & Still and we hope it helps bring a smile to lots of disadvantaged kids and young people across the country. Huge thanks to everyone who kindly contributed a wee bit extra on their bill, we appreciate it so much and I’m sure Cash for Kids do even more so.”

Grace Reilly, Regional Charity Manager at Cash for Kids, said: “We would like to thank Paul and the team at Stack & Still for allowing us to have this fundraising platform on their busiest day of the year, and to their customers for their generous contributions on top of their bill. With this continued support since 2019, it’s allowed Cash for Kids to support 1,849 disadvantaged children and young people, and we look forward to helping many more with this most recent £10k donation.”

After expanding south of the border for the first time last December, when it opened a substantial new 225-cover restaurant just off London’s famous Leicester Square, Stack & Still announced earlier this month that it’s planning to launch its ninth venue within weeks 

The new branch will open airside at Glasgow Airport in May, with the creation of ten new jobs.  

In other exciting news for the company, Human Resources Manager Sophie Aire was recently named a ‘hospitality hero’ among ScotHot’s 50 Rising Stars, celebrating some of the most talented newcomers to Scotland’s food, drink, hospitality, retail and tourism industries. 

Stack & Still pancakes are available in more than 12 million possible combinations, with a huge range of savoury and sweet stacks, toppings and sauces to try, alongside tasty sides like loaded fries and tater tots, chicken tenders and sundaes.

The business was launched in 2018 by founders Paul Reynolds and Graham Swankie. More than 150 people work across its eight locations and the chain aims to double in size during the next two years, including more locations in London.

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