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The International House of Pancakes is (allegedly) changing its name

The International House of Pancakes is (allegedly) changing its name

"For 60 pancakin' years, we've been IHOP".

And now 45 years later, IHOP appears to be heading for another tweak.

The internet is abuzz about what's up the sleeves of the International House of Pancakes after IHOP tweeted that it was changing its name to IHOb. "Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOB", IHOP tweeted.

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. The Twitterati has gone berserk as they can not help but wonder what would "b" stand for?

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IHOP, or IHOb as it is now referring to itself as, even launched an online poll in which Twitter users could guess whether the "b" stood for biscuits, bacon, butternut squash or barnacles and at the moment it seems as if bacon and barnacles are the two most popular choices.

On Wednesday morning, IHOP announced on its Facebook page that on June 18, it will change its name by flipping the P (for "pancakes") to a B. IHOP will release more on Monday.

Take a look at Twitter reactions for IHOP changing its name to IHob in the slideshow above. 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.

Reports say the new name will reflect the restaurant's "quality of food and the menu".


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