Popular restaurant chain IHOP announces name change, internet freaks out

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  1. Glyptofane

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    It's going to take more than a name change to fix their shitty service or ever get my family and I to eat there again. Village Inn for life!
     
  2. InsaneNutter

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    It's good marketing, i'd never heard of IHOP until today. Granted i'm in the UK, however its not like we never hear news about US businesses such as Walmart, Best Buy and so on over here.

    Now millions of more people have heard of IHOP too.
     
  3. Veho

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    They "flipped" the "P" in their name.
    The "P" stands for "pancake".
    They flipped the pancake.
     
  4. Old

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    I assumed this chain died in the 90s, huh. (shrug)
     
  5. SG854

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    They are being inclusive nowadays. So they can't just call it pancakes because thats discrimination. Theres more then just pancakes. So they are calling it International House of Breakfast to respects all breakfast items, and there contributions to filling up peoples stomachs and not just Pancakes.
     
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  6. Tigran

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    Wait? What? KFC doesn't stand for Kanto Fried Combuskin?! The nerve! ;)
     
  7. Mark McDonut

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    International house of business, politely named after the smash you take after eating a massive plate of breakfast food.
     
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  8. SG854

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    The may flip the P to be a b.
    But jokes on them they can't flip upper case I,H, or O because it'll be the same either way.
     
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    It seems more a PR stunt than anything else. From the looks of it, though, it certainly worked.

    IHOB doesn't quite roll off the tongue as well as IHOP does, though. While IHOP conveys an almost playful connotation (the "hop" part sells it), IHOB is more akin to the sound one's morbidly obese uncle would make.

    Soon, every kid on the block will be begging their parents to eat at VZQWPXX™, The Restaurant Formerly Known as IHOP™.
     
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  10. Dionicio3

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    IHOP, the place I only ate at once and completely forgot about after that
     
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    IHObecause we want to drum up some interest and free marketing.
     
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  12. sks316
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  13. linuxares

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    Never heard of them and second, you're obviously wrong OP. Luna!
     
  14. Xzi

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    Well, you do hobble out of there after the 1600 calorie breakfast way more often than you hop out of there, so in that context the change makes sense.

    But that's just dumb. Nobody goes there for lunch/dinner, and the name change isn't going to change that.
     
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  15. RustInPeace

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    The funny thing is that there's an IHOP, err, IHOB up the street from a St. Luke's. I'm more likely to feast on burgers than pancakes, and if it becomes too much, there's a helpful place down the street.
     
  16. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    Fucking idiots. Everywhere has burgers. Pancakes are perfection.
     
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  17. sks316
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    IHOP is a restaurant chain most popular for their pancakes, which are some of the best I've ever eaten. Also, please keep the thread on-topic. If you want to start a best pony debate, my DMs are always open.
     
  18. digipimp75

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    People just like to complain about everything. It's the only thing that gets them through their dull, mundane lives :)
     
  19. Kingy_

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    Well they serve burgers now. So? The pancakes are still there, so it doesn't matter at all. There's no reason to complain.
     
  20. BORTZ

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    IHOP's food is trashboat at best anyways so who cares
     
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