Are you fishing kidding me? What fresh rottenness is this?
IHOP is hinting that a big change is coming — with just the small flip of a letter.
The pancake chain, in a tweet Monday morning, suggested that it would change its name from “IHOP” to “IHOb” starting June 11.
That’s right. It’s not a typo, although the company has not disclosed the meaning of the new acronym.
“We’re serious about the quality of food and our menu, and this name change really reflects that,” says Stephanie Peterson, IHOP’s executive director of communications.
Founded in suburban Los Angeles by Al and Jerry Lapin in 1958, the International House of Pancakes shortened its name to IHOP in 1973, according to the company’s website. Now, 45 years later, IHOP appears to be heading for another tweak.
This kind of bums me out. I have a lot of very fond memories of IHOP. Being the place that was always open made it really convenient. Now… well it’s still there I guess. It just has a dumb name.
Oh, well, at least it’s not Denny’s.