Join us for our Annual Pancake Tuesday Fundraiser at Sunset Grill

All Sunset Grill franchised restaurants across Ontario, Canada participate in an Annual Pancake Tuesday Fundraiser event on Shrove Tuesday, where we serve our signature buttermilk pancakes for only $1. We do this in support of Canadian Cancer Society programs and research, and to raise awareness for the cause. A $1 contribution is made to the Canadian Cancer Society from each Sunset Grill pancake sold.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our valued guests, dedicated franchisees, and amazing staff members who have contributed to this very important initiative since the launch of the campaign in 2009. Together we have raised more than $144,000 for the cause and Canadians living with cancer.

A special mention goes out to our incredible suppliers Waffles International and Lynch for donating product to the event. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your unwavering support!

Our next Pancake Tuesday fundraiser event is February 25, 2020.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

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Together we have successfully raised more than

$144,000 for the cause!


2018 – 10 Years Strong

2018 marks Sunset Grill’s 10th Annual Pancake Tuesday Fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. The CCS bestowed the company with a Corporate Champion Award for Community Impact for donating more than $100,000 to help fuel the work of the country’s leading cancer charity. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our superstar staff members, dedicated franchisees, valued guests, and community partners. Thank you for your commitment to the cause.

2017 – Making a Difference

With more than 68 locations across Ontario, Sunset Grill elevates the Annual Pancake Tuesday Fundraiser by tripling previous contribution year amounts, donating a total of $22,100 in 2017. Vendor partner Waffles International continues to donate product (pancake mix) to the initiative in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

2015 – In Appreciation

Sunset Grill is formally recognized for its contributions towards the fight against cancer with an appreciation certificate presented by the Canadian Cancer Society. More than $34,800 has been donated to the cause since the launch of Sunset Grill’s Annual Pancake Tuesday Fundraiser in 2009.

2010-2014 – Growing Support

Sunset Grill’s Pancake Tuesday event becomes an annual tradition. More than $27,600 is donated to the Canadian Cancer Society from 2010-2014 to help fund important research and life-saving treatments for Canadians living with cancer. 

2009 – In the Beginning

For more than 25 years, the community had graciously supported Sunset Grill and it was our turn to give back. The first Sunset Grill Pancake Tuesday event happened on February 24, 2009. Dubbed the “Sunset Grill Looney Pancake Charity Event,” pancakes were sold for $1 and all proceeds from pancake sales that day were donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. All 21 Sunset Grill locations across Ontario participated and together we were able to raise $5,000 for the cause.


From left to right: Heather Norris, Canadian Cancer Society; Mike Kapetaneas, Sunset Grill Franchise Owner; Andrea Williams, Sunset Grill Head Office.

Corporate Champion Award for Community Impact

In celebration of Sunset Grill’s 10th annual Pancake Tuesday event, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) presented Sunset Grill with a Corporate Champion Award for Community Impact. This award recognizes valued partners of the CCS that have made a significant contribution to raising funds and promoting awareness to the cause.


In 2019, Juice Concepts, our fresh juice supplier, donated $1 to the Canadian Cancer Society for every glass of fresh squeezed orange juice sold at Sunset Grill franchised locations the day of the event.

Our pancake and waffle mix supplier, Waffles International, has graciously donated pancake mix to every Sunset Grill restaurant in support of the event since 2009.

Our pancake syrup supplier, Lynch, has graciously donated pancake syrup to every Sunset Grill restaurant in support of the event since 2018.