Twitter Has So Many Theories About IHOP's New Name & They're All Hilarious
By Jaelynn Grisso
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Get ready, everyone because late night meals and 24-hour breakfast may never be the same. IHOP, the beloved International House of Pancakes, announced that they would no longerbe named for their fluffy stacks. Instead, they'll now be known as, drum roll please... IHOb. But what does the mysteriously lower-cased "b" stand for? They aren't saying, not right now at least. They sent a tweet with a pretty cryptic message on June 4 that said, "For 60 pancakin’ years, we’ve been IHOP. Now, we’re flippin’ our name to IHOb. Find out what it could b on 6.11.18. #IHOb." Of course, pancake fans — by which I mean everybody — flipped (no pun intended). And these tweets about IHOP's name change have some amazing theories about what the new name might mean.
Fans quickly started filling the comments with their guesses about what the new letter means, with so many "b" puns. At one point, IHOP responded to someone named Patrick's request to "Stop b-ing elusive and tell me what the answer b!" by saying, "batience, Batrick, batience!" Although, the best word-play response may go to the pizza company DiGiorno, which replied saying, "It's not P. It's b."
But, puns aside, I have to admit I'm fairly intrigued. Sure, I'm curious why the company is changing its name, but more than anything, some of the tweets are truly hilarious. What's better than pancakes, you ask? Pancake jokes!