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IHOP Says 'IHOb' And The Internet Says, What?
https://www.npr.org/ ^ | 6/6/18 | BILL CHAPPELL

Posted on 06/06/2018 7:01:44 AM PDT by BBell

International House of Pancakes has created a stir by saying that after being IHOP for 60 years, it is "flippin' our name to IHOb" — setting off speculation over what that mysterious b could signify.

For now, the company isn't saying. IHOP promises to reveal the meaning on June 11.

But the Internet isn't big on waiting. Hungry for answers, people responded to the cryptic tweets: Could it be breakfast? Biscuits? Brunch? The improbable bancakes? Simply, and minimally, bacon? The on-trend bitcoin?

Those are a few of the more popular guesses on IHOP's Twitter feed, in a thread that's littered with the company's coy responses — and an annoying/cute (depending on your patience level) insistence on replacing p's with b's.

"Please tell me you're joking," a Twitter user named kayla said.

"Oh blease, this is no joke!" IHOP replied.

Patrick Ford tweeted, "I'm just over here wanting some answers! Stop b-ing elusive and tell me what the answer b!" — and the company responded, "batience, Batrick, batience!"

After the company wrote, "There's so many obtions, what could it b?!" — Extra D0G replied, "Can you not blease?"

Encouraging people to keep guessing, the folks running IHOP's social media account repeatedly cited the endless "possi-b-ilities." But at least two people noted that the company was missing out on a chance to say "bossibilities."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: breakfast; defundnpr; defundpbs; ihob; ihop; newcoke; npr; pbs
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I think the "B" stands for bonehead.

I go to Waffle House. It's more exciting.

1 posted on 06/06/2018 7:01:44 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell
Breakfast.

This is NewCoke™ redux

2 posted on 06/06/2018 7:03:20 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: BBell

Bull&&&?


3 posted on 06/06/2018 7:03:32 AM PDT by albie
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To: BBell

They’re switching to provide hobbit food.


4 posted on 06/06/2018 7:04:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: BBell

Bacon? Probably not.


5 posted on 06/06/2018 7:04:51 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: BBell

i heard they were adding an “e”

Ihope my breakfast is edible.


6 posted on 06/06/2018 7:05:06 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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I think the "b" stands for b*tches.

They're switching from food to being an international house of b*tches stripper pole club....

7 posted on 06/06/2018 7:05:33 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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IHO boneheadedmoves

If they were smart they would have changed to “IHOP +”


8 posted on 06/06/2018 7:06:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: BBell

Rules for business: don’t mess with a successful location or a successful trademark!


9 posted on 06/06/2018 7:06:50 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: BBell

burgers....


10 posted on 06/06/2018 7:06:53 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: BBell

They are being real blicks about it.


11 posted on 06/06/2018 7:07:23 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: BBell

Doctor Terror’s House of Pancakes?


12 posted on 06/06/2018 7:07:30 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: BBell

There is local franchise called Eggs Up.

I go there. One is walking distance from me.


13 posted on 06/06/2018 7:07:36 AM PDT by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I put “New Coke” in the keywords when I posted this.


14 posted on 06/06/2018 7:07:50 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: BBell

Burgers?......................


15 posted on 06/06/2018 7:07:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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To: BBell

Big PR effort trying to make me care....

...it’s not working.


16 posted on 06/06/2018 7:08:33 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: BBell

Given that Bill Clinton’s International expertise prior to being President came from a visit to IHOP, I’m thinking the B will stand for “babes” in his honor.


17 posted on 06/06/2018 7:09:25 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Isn’t IHOb just IHOP up-side down?


18 posted on 06/06/2018 7:09:38 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: clintonh8r

Baba ghanoush?..................


19 posted on 06/06/2018 7:10:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Shot in Nego-Vision!


20 posted on 06/06/2018 7:11:05 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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