IHOP is changing its name to IHOB. What does that mean?

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  • MormonForever St George, UT
    June 7, 2018 3:34 p.m.

    International House of Blah

  • HSTucker Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2018 2:47 p.m.

    Ok, here's my guess. IHOP has acquired the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant? International House of Bikinis!

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    June 7, 2018 11:53 a.m.

    @andyjaggy - American Fork, UT

    Several really good ethnic restaurants--usually family-owned--- in Sandy and the valley in general have come and gone, because many families go to those buffet joints, or Cheapo-Pizza--or those over-priced chains you mention, which are only so-so.
    Utah is severely lacking in truly great restaurants.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    June 7, 2018 11:50 a.m.

    International House of Botulism?

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    June 7, 2018 9:15 a.m.

    It will still be overpriced and mediocre food no matter what the name. Eating out has become such a rip off these days, particularly in big chains places like Ihop, Chilies, Applebees, etc.........

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    June 7, 2018 8:46 a.m.

    International House of Bagels.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    June 7, 2018 5:55 a.m.

    My guess is that they'll use the "b" as an ongoing focal point to promote whatever is on special each month/season... "bacon" when they have a bunch of bacon dishes; "battered shrimp" or "barbeque" in the summers, etc.

    Having the "b" become a device for promotions can be a clever way to keep the audience's attention where they keep guessing about what the "b" stands for each month.

    IHOP probably perceived that not too many foods start with "p" so the name change helps expand the overall campaign's opportunities for featuring novelties every so often.

  • Gravedigger72 Draper, UT
    June 7, 2018 12:14 a.m.

    Bliss.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    June 6, 2018 9:36 p.m.

    Name change means nothing. Serve some healthier and better quality food if you are going to charge so much.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    June 6, 2018 5:49 p.m.

    The new logo looks like a bandit mask. I wonder if that has any thing to do with their high prices?

  • ConservativeCommonTater West Valley City, UT
    June 6, 2018 4:10 p.m.

    so IHOP is changing an established and recognized name after decades? That's changing boats in mid stream. Not a good idea.

    All they are doing is turning the "P" upside down and making it a "b" I wonder what overpaid genius came up with that idea. Maybe he just wanted to add the smiley mouth under the two circles made by the "P" and "b" to make it look like a smiley face.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    June 6, 2018 3:40 p.m.

    Breakfast. Oh, the suspense.