"Remember when you were like 7 and thought changing your name to Thunder BearSword would be super cool?" asked Wendy's on Twitter, likening IHOP's move to that of a finicky child.
IHOP is rebranding to International House of Burgers, but ROH wrestler Cheeseburger - a self-proclaimed burger expert - says it was a questionable decision. The company will test the waters with a change that had us all asking, what does the "B "stand for?"
The American chain teased the change June 4 on Twitter, saying "For 60 pancakin' years, we've been IHOP".
"We are definitely going to be IHOP". The company even dropped another bomb, relating IHOB's name change to the kind of thing a child might do to equate him or herself to some sort of superhero. New additions include a mushroom and Swiss topped burger, one with jalapenos and pepper jack cheese, and one covered in BBQ sauce and crispy onion rings.
"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, ' Haley said".
Yes, you heard that right - burgers. "I'm open-minded so I'll at least give them a chance".
"Burgers are a quintessential, American menu item so it makes ideal sense that IHOP. would go over the top to create a delicious line-up of quality burgers", said Nevielle Panthaky, the chain's culinary chief. The two were combined in 2007 under the Dine Brands Global name and make up more than 3,500 restaurants worldwide.
One fan did support the measure if she gets coupons.
IHOb has been mocked mercilessly for the name change, and the Phillies couldn't help but get in on the fun.