IHOP is Changing It’s Name to ‘IHOb’

International House of Pancakes has created a stir by saying that after being IHOP for 60 years, it is “flippin’ our name to IHOb” — setting off speculation over what that mysterious b could signify.

For now, the company isn’t saying. IHOP promises to reveal the meaning on June 11.

But the Internet isn’t big on waiting. Hungry for answers, people responded to the cryptic tweets: Could it be breakfast? Biscuits? Brunch? The improbable bancakes? Simply, and minimally, bacon? The on-trend bitcoin?

Those are a few of the more popular guesses on IHOP’s Twitter feed, in a thread that’s littered with the company’s coy responses — and an annoying/cute (depending on your patience level) insistence on replacing p’s with b’s.

“Please tell me you’re joking,” a Twitter user named kayla said.

“Oh blease, this is no joke!” IHOP replied.

Patrick Ford tweeted, “I’m just over here wanting some answers! Stop b-ing elusive and tell me what the answer b!” — and the company responded, “batience, Batrick, batience!”

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SOURCE: NPR, Bill Chappell