Some wondered if the "b" stood for "breakfast", since after all, the restaurant serves bacon, eggs, omelets and more along with its traditional pancakes.
According to the restaurants website, IHOP traces its roots back to the opening of the first International House of Pancakes restaurant in 1958 in Toluca Lake, Calif.
Just last week, the world was overcome by one of the greatest mysteries of the modern generation: What does the "B" stand for?
Obsessed with pancakes? We are too. "But we want to convey that we are taking our burgers as seriously as our pancakes".
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She wheeled toward her box, which included US national soccer team player Jozy Altidore , and shook a fist. The American had tired irreparably, and it was her turn to fall 2-0 down at the start of the deciding set.
When a good Samaritan freaked that Waffle House would make a similar change from breakfast to burgers, WH kept it simple: "No worries here". It tweeted, "dear internet we have officially changed our name to Cake-umm because Steak-umm just wasn't doing it for us anymore or something". The two were combined in 2007 under the Dine Brands Global name and make up more than 3,500 restaurants worldwide.
To learn more about the company's pivot in menu, we got in touch with IHOP's spokesperson, Stephanie Peterson.
The so-called beef went away as soon as it started, however, with Wendy's signing a sort of peace treaty and welcoming IHOB to the burger neighborhood.
Professional baseball team the Philadelphia Phillies went to the trouble of making its own name change announcement video that turns the MLB franchise into the "bhillies".