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33 Of The Most Savage Memes In Response To IHOP Changing Its Name

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Oct. 8 2018, Updated 10:41 p.m. ET

Driving around the various routes and highways in New Jersey the past couple of months I noticed that IHOP was trying to really show off their burgers to the car commuter crowd.

Now I remember being broke and in college, driving around late at night and looking for a sit down place where we could have a hot meal without breaking the bank. One year, for some reason, IHOP was our spot. My friend would always get a cheeseburger. It was cheap and surprisingly not bad.

So, putting two together, when IHOP announced that they'd be temporarily changing their name to "IHOB" like it was this great mystery, I had a feeling it was a promotional tool for them to try and get customers excited about their burgers. I guess other people don't pay as much attention to billboards as I do (probably because they're too busy focusing on the road, psh, nerds) because people were a bit surprised that the "b" stands for burgers.

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1. And people really weren't having it.

2. In fact, there were a ton of memes that accurately summed up just how much we weren't feeling the "IHOB" rebranding.

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3. The king of food service Twitter, Wendy's, even threw in their two cents about how bad of an idea it was.

4. They were relentless.

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5. Wendy's was so savage, even the police responded to their tweets.

6. In IHOP's defense, they provided a pretty classy reply.

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7. People began pointing out the obvious: that most peeps don't visit IHOP for their burgers.

8. Others were convinced that the chain is straight up trolling people.

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9. And even offered up some better ideas of their own.

10. Like, much better ideas.

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11. If someone's headed to an IHOP, they're more than likely going in there for a hot plate of pancakes and/or eggs and bacon - not a burger.

12. Ironic nostalgia memes are already starting to pop up.

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13. It doesn't seem like anyone's buying it.

14. People shared other branding fails from other companies. Apparently, Colgate tried getting into TV dinners.

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15. No, seriously.

16. Some are even calling it worse than the time "New Coke" came to the market.

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17. Other companies just couldn't help themselves from roasting the pancake conglomerate.

18. No matter what, some people are still going to hit up IHOP for breakfast food - there's nothing that'll change their minds.

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19. Burger King temporarily changed its name to "Pancake King"...

20. And had some fun at IHOB's expense.

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21. Even Whataburger got their shots in.

22. Waffle House even came at them too, in a weirdly philosophical way.

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23.

24. There are customers who will still visit their beloved franchise - for the reason they've been visiting it all along, however.

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25. Some have theories that the newfound love for burgers might come from a specific gang affiliation the breakfast food chain has made.

26. Others are just insulted at the complete rebranding the pancake house is making.

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27. For some, it's been "IHOB" all along.

28. Others think that the "burger pivot" wasn't really all that planned.

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29. There are some visionary Twitter users who are hoping that IHOP will provided yummy burger/pancake concoctions like this.

30. For some, it's more about the pancakes, it's about the memories they've made at IHOP.

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31. It just seems like such a hard sell.

32. I mean, I guess there are worse names they could've gone with.

33. Let's just hope if they are changing their signs, they're a bit more inviting looking than this one.

Have you ever eaten a burger from IHOP? Will you try one? Or will you never betray your love for flapjacks with syrup?

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