Popular restaurant chain IHOP is changing its name. The reason why remains a mystery.
Known more by the acronym "IHOP," the International House of Pancakes announced Monday, June 4, that the popular restaurant chain will be changing its name after 60 years in business. The reason why and the meaning behind the new name, however, remains a mystery.
The restaurant announced the news in a tweet that read: "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"
— IHOP (@IHOP) June 4, 2018
The tweet included a video that shows the "P" in IHOP flipping over, like a pancake, to a lowercase "b." A day later, IHOP tweeted out a poll from their account that asked: "IHOb? What could it b? #IHOb"
The poll listed four possible answers: biscuits, bacon, butternut squash or barnacles. Bacon won in a landslide with 41 percent of the vote. Barnacles came in second with 27 percent, followed by biscuits with 26 percent and butternut squash came in last with only 6 percent of the vote. In total, 38,805 Twitter followers voted in the poll.
IHOb? What could it b? #IHOb
— IHOP (@IHOP) June 5, 2018
What do you think the "b" in IHOP's new name could be? Take our poll question below: