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People Are Not on Board With IHOP's Transition to IHOb

People Are Not on Board With IHOP's Transition to IHOb

The restaurant chain (formerly known as IHOP?) solved a mystery of its own creation today, as it revealed it is now the International House of Burgers.

Until this morning, the most popular guesses of IHOb's "b" had been "breakfast" (per Observer's poll) and "bacon" (per IHOP's poll).

Revealing "burgers" yesterday, the company said it was a temporary change to celebrate the release of its new "Ultimate Steakburgers" menu category.

You may have thought IHOP changed the last letter in their name for any number of reasons; however, the change from P to B only means one thing.

The "b", it seems, stands for burgers.

The new name also earned a few burns from another restaurant chain.

Obsessed with pancakes? We are too. The change is not permanent, a company spokeswoman said, but rather is a move to promote its new burger line.

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The company is adding several burgers to its menu - including a Big Brunch burger with bacon, a fried egg and browned potato on top. Speaking with CNN, President of IHOP Darren Rebelez stated, "We are definitely going to be IHOP".

Wendy's, the fast-food chain known for square-shaped burgers, responded to a fan asking if it was going to let IHOb sell burgers on its block. "I'm open-minded so I'll at least give them a chance". "We've pancaked pancakes for 60 years now so it's the flawless time to start burgerin' burgers".

One fan did support the measure if she gets coupons.

For the record, IHOB will keep pancakes on the menu but couldn't pass up the opportunity to snag some lunchtime and dinner business with burgers.

IHOb has been mocked mercilessly for the name change, and the Phillies couldn't help but get in on the fun.

Reaction to the name change on social media ranges from excitement and anticipation to confused and baffled.