On June 4, IHOP (aka the much-loved International House of Pancakes) announced on Twitter that they would be changing their name to IHOb – emphasis on the lowercase b.
The American pancake house and diner chain has many locations across Canada and posted it will reveal what this mysterious ‘b’ stands for on June 11.
— IHOP (@IHOP) June 4, 2018
So what could it stand for? Breakfast? Brunch? Bacon?
Your guess is as good as ours, but the legendary pancake spot even has a poll going on Twitter to generate buzz before the announcement.
Whether it’s a joke or a legit name change, people are not happy with this upcoming letter swap.
In fact, people are shook.
— Los🎙 (@LosVelazquez_) June 5, 2018
Why would @IHOP change their name?? #IHOP #IHOb Did people really think they ONLY had pancakes?? Next Waffle House is gonna change to breakfast house #NotMyIHOP #NotMyAmerica #WhyGod #SatanAtWork #InternationalHouseOfBullshit
— Matthew (@mheald14) June 5, 2018
I cannot handle this type of change.
— AUDREY (@Audrey_Rhodes) June 5, 2018
#IHOb is either a joke or the “b” stands for breakfast. Either way, hella stupid.
— Tim Jones (@timohtyjones) June 5, 2018
— “Mad Cat” Cattis (@GeneralCattis) June 5, 2018
Besides being genuinely angry, responses on Twitter regarding the name change are just downright hilarious.
International House of Beyoncé.
— Anson Ling (@ns0n) June 5, 2018
#IHOb sounds like ur trying to say ihop but you have a cold
— Liz! (@youonlylizonce) June 5, 2018
— Sean Marz (@SeanCMarz) June 5, 2018
— Ryan Krueger (@FireballFrye76) June 5, 2018
— kelly (@kellysetsfire) June 5, 2018
— wd (@Wakandandan) June 5, 2018
#ihob international house of banter judging by the funny tweets
— Leanne Thomas (@leeleeCThomas) June 5, 2018