When IHOP first announced they were changing their name to IHOb (International House of Burgers) their patrons, the internet, and their competitors went in on the iconic pancake chain.
Now just over one month later on July 9, IHOP admitted what we already know; that the name change was a promotional stunt to put their new line of burgers in the spotlight.
- Fast food chains are savagely shading IHOP's name change
- New plant-based burgers launch at A&W restaurants today
- Starbucks announces plan to eliminate plastic straws by 2020
We’re giving away 60¢ short stacks on July 17 from 7a-7p for IHOP’s 60th birthday. That’s right, IHOP! We’d never turn our back on pancakes (except for that time we faked it to promote our new burgers) pic.twitter.com/KsbkMJhKuf
— IHOP (@IHOP) July 9, 2018
The American chain announced this betrayal via Twitter, and while most people were extremely relieved to learn it was a temporary switch, many were still angry.
But I’m glad you came to your senses! pic.twitter.com/YseO363sd3
— Real_Boss_Buyer 🏚🏘 (@camilalitton) July 9, 2018
I feel so lied to 🙁
— Baby girl🌴🍍 (@Kittypeake01) July 9, 2018
Glad you got over that phase never change #ihop
— Dev✨ (@spnbarnes) July 9, 2018
Omggggggg I thought you were for real 😭 I totally fell for it 🥞🍔🍳🥓
— Rika Rod (@RiKaShAeMLii) July 9, 2018
YOU FAKED IT?
— Tom Tracey (@Thomas_Tracey) July 9, 2018
I’m crying and shaking I knew in my heart you were always going to be iHOP 😩😩💖
— itsJul♚✨ (@itsjuliannaxx) July 9, 2018
Lol y’all wrong for that 😂 but I was still going to call it ihop 🤷🏾♀️ 🥞
— Jayla 🤒 (@SchoolGiiirlJ) July 9, 2018
GOD BLESS IHOP I KNEW YOU WOULDNT DO US WRONG LIKE THAT 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Panda (@PandaPawCosplay) July 9, 2018
We thought you was going insane with the change man!
— 🔥Hanzo Hassashi🔥/ 🚢Monkey D. Luffy🚢/ 🌹Mamoru (@PirateKing1243) July 9, 2018
— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno) July 9, 2018
Top ten anime betrayals
— Mood Rotation (@KaneLavo) July 9, 2018
I know cuz we were boycotting it ever since 😂
— •Laz (@Laz_Gomez) July 9, 2018
i feel betrayed
— Daph (@daphne_thompson) July 9, 2018
— Avery Feyrer (@CoffeeBlack_910) July 9, 2018
— chewblanca (@blonk3rz) July 9, 2018
I DIDNT KNOW YALL FAKED IT
— 🙂 (@antiszayn) July 9, 2018
You’re dead to me
— Big Tone (@tonyshaazam) July 9, 2018
Dont you ever play with my emotions like that again.
— Jay (@JasonEsau) July 9, 2018
This is why i have trust issues
— Truman (@__trueman) July 9, 2018
Despite their relief to learn the name wasn’t changing forever, some burger lovers asked that burning question we were all thinking.
Okay but the burgers are staying on the menu right?
— Myles (@milesnmylesaway) July 9, 2018
No more burgers?
— Jim Samuel (@jwsamuel) July 9, 2018
are burgers to stay?
— Seb M 🔨 💖 AGP💖 (@Seb123walt7) July 9, 2018
The answer is yes, both burgers and pancakes will be left on IHOP’s menu.
Looks like they can coexist under one house of burger-pancake roof from now on.
Groundbreaking – we know.
Please note that Daily Hive has confirmed the 60-cent pancake deal is a promotion that is only available at US locations.