Skip to comments.IHOP Says 'IHOb' — And The Internet Says, What?
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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I go to Waffle House. It's more exciting.
This is NewCoke redux
They’re switching to provide hobbit food.
Bacon? Probably not.
i heard they were adding an “e”
Ihope my breakfast is edible.
They're switching from food to being an international house of b*tches stripper pole club....
If they were smart they would have changed to “IHOP +”
Rules for business: don’t mess with a successful location or a successful trademark!
They are being real blicks about it.
Doctor Terror’s House of Pancakes?
There is local franchise called Eggs Up.
I go there. One is walking distance from me.
I put “New Coke” in the keywords when I posted this.
Big PR effort trying to make me care....
...it’s not working.
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.
Isn’t IHOb just IHOP up-side down?
Shot in Nego-Vision!
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