The Reason Behind IHOP’s Name Change to IHOb


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Source: IHOB

The International House of Pancakes wants customers to know they’re more than just a place to devour pancakes – so much so they have implemented a marketing campaign that sees their name change to IHOb.


After teasing the name change on social media, which led to some very creative answers as to what the ‘b’ could stand for, the restaurant chain have revealed the ‘b’ stands for burgers.



“We’re flippin’ from pancakes, pancakes, pancakes to burgers, burgers, burgers,” the company announced of the change that is only temporary in a bid to promote their new line of burgers, which includes seven Ultimate Steakburgers.

“The big opportunity for the IHOb brand is to develop our lunch and dinner business,” Chief Marketing Officer Brad Haley told the press. “Burgers are the most consumed entree item for men, women and children in America – it makes sense to start with burgers.”

“The whole goal of this effort was to convince people that we were just as serious about our burgers as we are about our pancakes.”