IHOP recently teased a name change, flipping its "P" to a "b." The pancake chain announced this week that the "b" stands for "burgers." Most people were nonplussed at this decision ... aren't there already about a million places to get a good burger?
On today's show, Doc, Kris and Martin talked about the best restaurant chain Twitter reactions to "IHOb," along with the not-so-great responses that were a bit too corporate.
Burger King changed its display name and logo to "Pancake King" and got snarky on Twitter about IHOP encroaching on burger territory.
sorry, old Burger King can’t come to the phone right now...
— Pancake King (@BurgerKing) June 11, 2018
Of course, the Wendy's social media team ruled the timeline with their contribution:
Remember when you were like 7 and thought changing your name to Thunder BearSword would be super cool?
Like that, but our cheeseburgers are still better.
— Wendy's (@Wendys) June 11, 2018
Doc thought the Steak 'n' Shake attempt was a bit too formal and corporate:
— Steak 'n Shake (@SteaknShake) June 11, 2018
He was also lukewarm on Whataburger's contribution, which was similar to Burger King's but in his opinion, didn't go far enough.
As much as we love our pancakes, we'd never change our name to Whatapancake
— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) June 11, 2018