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    Question IHOP is no more. We now have IHOb!

    International House of Pancakes is now International House of Burgers!

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    Can it really be international if I have never seen one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    Can it really be international if I have never seen one?
    Far be it from ME to assert that they are in any way misnomered…
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    It is like the American-Football World Series with only teams from the USA in it. USA = The World.
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    Let's hope they never go online as International Steak House Internet Tavern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Miles View Post
    Let's hope they never go online as International Steak House Internet Tavern.
    Now that you say it, "I hob" is Bavarian for "I have", make of it what you want.



    "I hob koa Bier mehr" - "I have no beer left"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    It is like the American-Football World Series with only teams from the USA in it. USA = The World.
    That's a common misconception. The World Series (which is baseball, not American football) was named after its first sponsor, a New York newspaper named The World. The newspaper has been out of business for a long time, so I don't know why they don't change the name, but it never constituted a claim that the World Series is a world event, like the World Cup is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    Can it really be international if I have never seen one?
    They have locations in Bahrain, Canada, Dubai (UAE), Guatemala, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and The Philippines, so unless Trump has annexed an awful lot of countries while my back was turned, I'd say they're international.
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    The kids liked the original name because it matched well with the kangaroo mascot that IHOP used to use many years ago. Now they're turning more to a direction that has more competitors, and this would make IHOb a very generic restaurant. I think the pancake restaurant market has less competitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy Blue View Post
    That's a common misconception. The World Series (which is baseball, not American football) was named after its first sponsor, a New York newspaper named The World. The newspaper has been out of business for a long time, so I don't know why they don't change the name, but it never constituted a claim that the World Series is a world event, like the World Cup is.
    What about NBA World Champions? The same story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrandir View Post
    What about NBA World Champions? The same story?
    The copied it off the World Series? Or they're just being parochial? I've no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy Blue View Post
    The copied it off the World Series? Or they're just being parochial? I've no idea.
    AFAIK, they have dropped "the world", but in the time of Jordan it was that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy Blue View Post
    They have locations in Bahrain, Canada, Dubai (UAE), Guatemala, Kuwait, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and The Philippines, so unless Trump has annexed an awful lot of countries while my back was turned, I'd say they're international.
    They could sponsor me a week-long trip to one of those to convince me. Please!?!


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