IHOP Announces That It Now Self-Identifies As IHOb In Controversial Transmenu Move
The International House of Pancakes [IHOP] has announced that is has had menu reassignment surgery and is becoming IHOb. The national chain is focusing on some other food items, and will not narrow itself down to one "b" food item.
According to company president, Jack S. Flapp, the famous breakfast house has long known it was not just a place for pancakes. "This just makes it official. We still serve pancakes. But we feel we are so much more. We also have burgers, bacon, belgian waffles, barbecue, biscuits, brioche toast. People want to keep us in a 1960s idea of what a pancake house is. But it is 2018. We are out. We are the International House of B_________. Whatever that means to you is what it means. As you can tell from the logo photos, we went from being sad to happy with one major announcement."
Breakfast competitor Waffle House released a statement saying, "At Waffle House, we respect the decision of other restaurants to become whatever they want. But we will not be removing the word 'Waffle' from our name. Sure, we sell more grease than anything else. But that doesn't mean we need to go radical and cast aside the tradition that made us America's most dangerous place to happily gather after midnight."
In order to affirm the move from IHOP to IHOb, food magazine Bon Appetit will be awarding its prestigious "Burger of the Year" award to the former pancake giant.