Goodbye, pancakes! Hello, burgers: IHOP changes name to IHOb

Goodbye, pancakes! Hello, burgers: IHOP changes name to IHOb

The burgers will be cooked on the same griddles as the chain's signature pancakes with a grill press to preserve the juices.

If you guessed that the "b" stood for burgers, you would have been correct.

People online weren't psyched when they got the news, with many noting that IHOP isn't as known for burgers as it is for pancakes and other breakfast staples.

The wait is over, and the change has been revealed.


America's beloved pancake house announced its new name Monday, the International House of Burgers. "B-hold!" the restaurant tweeted on Monday morning. What that chain didn't tell people was what the letter "b" would stand for. Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOb.

However, IHOP fans should take heart, as it doesn't seem like the chain is eliminating its trademark pancakes altogether. Or are you like a lunch place with just burgers? IHOP's same-restaurant sales - or sales at locations open at least a year - declined 1.9 percent in its most recent fiscal year.

The new name? International House of Burgers. And, it's very likely the name change is a temporary publicity stunt to drum up business. On its website, the company featured a countdown clock for when the "b" would be revealed.

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