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IHOP said it's changing its name to IHOB and the internet is freaking out

Why, IHOP, why?!
by Bryanna Cappadona / / Source: TODAY

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Looks like IHOP is really flippin' its pancakes on us.

On Tuesday, the beloved breakfast food chain — short for International House of Pancakes — dropped some pretty big news on Twitter, announcing plans for a (small!) name change.

"For 60 pancakin’ years, we’ve been IHOP," the tweet read. "Now, we’re flippin’ our name to IHOb. Find out what it could b on 6.11.18."

Is this for real?! An IHOP representative confirmed to TODAY Food that the brand will indeed have more news to share about its name swap on Monday, June 11. For now, it's teasing the name tweak to fans, leaving them guessing ... and, of course, reacting.

So what do true creatures of habit do in the face of change? Freak out on the internet, obviously!

Though IHOP is keeping a lot of information under wraps for now, one thing IHOP confirmed on Twitter is that its pancakes aren't going anywhere. Phew!

As for the meaning behind the "B" in what will become "IHOB," that remains a mystery until the chain's announcement next week.

So IHOP aficionados, what could it be?! Many social media users already have some ideas in mind:

International House of Biscuits? Bacon? Breakfast? Brunch? Beyonce!? It really could be any of these! (Well, maybe not any.) Looks like we'll just have to wait and see!

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