IHOP Name Change to IHOb Teased by Iconic Pancake Restaurant

Social media users noticed IHOP’s new logo looks very similar to o.b. tampons’ and the feminine product maker is flattered

Social media users noticed IHOP’s new logo looks very similar to o.b. tampons’ and the feminine product maker is flattered

DINE Brands, which operates both the IHOP and Applebee's restaurant chains, said in the most recent fiscal year, IHOP stores generated sales of $3.3 billion.

The International House of Pancakes is trying to butter customers up to the idea of IHOb this week, as the name will officially be changed for good starting on June 11. Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOb.

The restaurant made the surprise announcement via Twitter, telling its hundreds of thousands of followers (and the world, for that matter) that after six decades as IHOP, it will go by its new name, IHOB, beginning on Monday, June 11.

What do you think the "b" in IHOP's new name could be? IHOP will release more on Monday. People started to wonder if the b stood for breakfast, brunch or bacon, which would make sense, but others said perhaps the new identity had other possibilities such as bitcoin, beer, broccoli, burritos or even break dancing.

It is unclear whether the name change would be permanent but IHOP rep Stephanie Peterson confirmed to Fox News that it is taking place. "I ask as someone who for years was known as the girl from "bakistan".

Found in suburban Los Angeles in 1958, the International House of Pancakes shortened its name to IHOP in 1973, according to the company's website. And yes, this entire thing could very well just be a publicity/bublicity stunt by the breakfast chain, which has 1,671 locations in the U.S.

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