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    A few days ago, the Twitter page for the International House of Pancakes (AKA IHOP) Tweeted a teaser for what could be the stupidest name change in history. They're changing the iconic restaurant name to IHOb.
    We were given almost no information as to what the b could mean, and it's driving the internet insane, with pancake fans everywhere taking to Twitter to express their disappointment and confusion with the name change.
    As for what the b could mean, most think the b could be Breakfast, which would make sense, considering IHOP's menu contains a wide variety of breakfast items. Some think it could mean Burgers, with rumors that IHOP is preparing to debut a new line of burgers. However, this is purely speculation, with little to no official confirmation as of yet.
    Amidst all this speculation, there was concern that IHOP was going to stop offering pancakes, but the restaurant chain quickly refuted that theory, affirming that pancakes are here to stay.
    We'll find out what IHOb means on 6.11.18. Until then, feel free to form your own theories and to freak out, as we won't be getting any official details until Monday.

    :arrow:Source: IHOb on Twitter

    Update 06/11/2018: It's burgers. This is a publicity stunt by IHOP to promote their new line of burgers.
     
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    iho:b:
     
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    lol, who the fuck cares? Just go eat some pancakes if you like to. I wouldn't even give a fuck if the place would be called "shithole", as long as the pancakes were good.
     
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    The name of a brand is one of the biggest parts of it's identity. If an iconic brand is changing it's name, of course people are going to freak out, and there's nothing we can do to stop that.
     
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    Like how it only took one letter/word change.

    First thought was breakfast too. I don't normally eat there, but burgers might change that.
     
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    The smallest change can spark the apocalypse.
     
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    Breakfast is the only thing that makes sense, but they have more than breakfast, but then again they have more than pancakes, but then again if it's burgers they have more than burgers... Hmm... this is a tricky one...
     
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    I personally think it means International House of Bullshit.
     
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    Reminds me kinda of when Kentucky Fried Chicken became Kitchen Fresh Chicken. It, umm, didn't last long. :P
     
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    Unfortunately, I didn't think of this myself and seen it somewhere else. What about brunch?
     
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    It's been a while since I have seen people overeact over absolutely nothing.
     
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    Never heard of that name, i know i'm french and we don't have that here but i've heard of wallmart and stuff, but never that one.
     
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    Slow news day, huh?
     
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    Still not as bad as Heinz want to rebrand salad cream as sandwich cream - that is just fugging outragious !
     
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    Please try to contribute to actual discussion, this is not the EoF.
     
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    They should change their name to some unpronounceable symbol while suggesting to be referred to as: "The restaurant formerly known as IHOP".
     
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    "ihob" huh..hmm, it sounds like you are trying to say "ihop" but you have a really bad cold and cant really say the "p"
     
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    ihob sounds a bit weird.
     
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    What in the ever loving crap.

    It certainly worked though, cuz think about it. Now everyone and their dog is talking about IHOP. ...IHOB, whatever.
     
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