IHOP didn't actually say what the B in "IHOB" will stand for.
"For 60 pancakin' years, we've been IHOP".
The International House of Pancakes is about to ditch the "pancakes" part of its name and replace it, perhaps, for another unmentioned breakfast item.
On Wednesday's episode of "The Opposition", Jordan Klepper was certain that the impending International House of Pancakes restaurant chain name-change masks a awful threat - and he brought in nearly his entire team to figure out what it is. Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOb. What does the "b" stand for? Its curious customers would have to wait until June 11 to find out.
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People are sharing ideas for what the "b" could stand for, ranging from bacon to brunch to breakfast to butter.
"What do y'all mean name change", Chris Tadros wrote, "this is what Arab parents called IHOP for years". IHOP will release more on Monday.
Not all were thrilled with the name change announcement as many took to Twitter to post their confusion or attempt to decipher the mystery for themselves.
But as IHOP/IHOb continued tweeting about its unexplained name change, things "kept getting weirder", as one Arabic speaker said. The change could be prompted after Dine Brands Global, the parent company of IHOP, announced in late February that it would close 30 to 40 IHOP restaurants to acquire and grow small chains that offer healthy food.