August 24 is National Waffle Day. It's even better than Christmas.

UPDATE 9:25AM -- This event has been canceled. In a statement from Comfort Inn & Suites, "We are cancelling today’s events due to the hearing/protesting down at the court house today and our service folks will be super busy.  We do plan on rescheduling in a couple weeks for this event hopefully we can see you then."

ORIGINAL STORY:

In honor of the best day of the year celebrating one of mankind's greatest breakfast foods ever created, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mandan will treat Bismarck and Mandan law enforcement to free waffles today between 2pm and 4pm.

Teachers will also get access to the free waffles.

“At the Comfort brand, we look at this event as Thanksgiving in August. We have so much to be thankful for because we, too, are undergoing a major transformation that wouldn’t be possible without support from the communities in which we serve,” said Anne Smith, vice president of brand strategy for Choice Hotels International in a news release. “Comfort is an iconic brand with decades of staying power. This is largely because of what we call  ‘MyComfort Culture,’ which places a strong emphasis on teamwork and community.”

As part of the effort, Comfort Inn & Suites is also donating waffles to Boys & Girls Clubs of America across the country.

I want waffles.

[Comfort Inn & Suites]