Everyone Is Making Jokes About IHOP Changing Its Name to IHOb
IHOP became IHOb on Monday, in a drawn out and temporary name change where the "P" flipped and became a "b." The former House of Pancakes is now the International House of Burgers because you maybe didn't know they serve burgers.
The name change has been all over, so people definitely know IHOb serve burgers. (And some people discovered the "P" in IHOP stood for pancakes along the way.) However, the name change has also become fuel for the endless joke and meme machine on Twitter.
Despite the bevy of jokes (is it pevy, now?), IHOb responded to people on Twitter all morning and stuck with the schtick.
It wasn't just pancake lovers taking potshots at the house that pancakes built. Other fast food joints smelled blood in the water as well. (It wasn't just Wendy's, either.)
Remember when you were like 7 and thought changing your name to Thunder BearSword would be super cool?— Wendy's (@Wendys) June 11, 2018
Like that, but our cheeseburgers are still better.
Not really afraid of the burgers from a place that decided pancakes were too hard.— Wendy's (@Wendys) June 11, 2018
Here are some of the best tweets about the IHOb.
IHOP changing their name to International House of Burgers is like your Grandma saying from now on she's your Aunt.— JRehling (@JRehling) June 11, 2018
I told my 3 y.o son what you did and he asked me "But dad why would a 60 y.o franchise that is a fixture in American dining rebrand itself solely to go viral on social media? Is nothing sacred?" and all I could say is "I dont know,Mortimer. I dont know." I hope youre happy @ihob— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh.... (@DragonflyJonez) June 11, 2018
It seems most people are a little confused why a place synonymous with pancakes would try to elbow out space in burgers, which is a crowded field among fast food and fast casual restaurant chains. However, the change is temporary and the pancakes aren't going anywhere. And maybe it's a sign that you should invite a friend over for brunch because there's nothing better than homemade pancakes. Also, friends don't invite you over for pancakes only to serve you burgers.