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Re: IHOB
« Reply #125 on: July 10, 2018, 03:38:08 PM »

ihop is officially back, just in time for their 60th Anniversary and offering a deal on pancakes.

The way they keep changing their name, I wonder if they should be IHOW International House of Waffles ;)
Apparently the whole name change thing was just a promotional stunt.  Source.

I'm shocked this is still news.  They said from the get-go they weren't changing their name.  The gotta-pounce-on-it-media and gullible public ate it up though...
Not to mention the creation of a now-6-page thread on this site.  :sombrero:
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« Reply #126 on: July 11, 2018, 10:09:43 AM »

See, I knew this was too good to be true.
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« Reply #127 on: July 11, 2018, 10:35:57 AM »

See, I knew this was too good to be true.
Too good?
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Re: IHOB
« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2018, 02:40:59 PM »

ihop is officially back, just in time for their 60th Anniversary and offering a deal on pancakes.

The way they keep changing their name, I wonder if they should be IHOW International House of Waffles ;)
Apparently the whole name change thing was just a promotional stunt.  Source.

I'm shocked this is still news.  They said from the get-go they weren't changing their name.  The gotta-pounce-on-it-media and gullible public ate it up though...
Not to mention the creation of a now-6-page thread on this site.  :sombrero:

If a certain "thread which shalt not be named..." can make 72 pages....... :bigass:
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Re: IHOB
« Reply #129 on: July 11, 2018, 02:44:26 PM »

ihop is officially back, just in time for their 60th Anniversary and offering a deal on pancakes.

The way they keep changing their name, I wonder if they should be IHOW International House of Waffles ;)
Apparently the whole name change thing was just a promotional stunt.  Source.

I'm shocked this is still news.  They said from the get-go they weren't changing their name.  The gotta-pounce-on-it-media and gullible public ate it up though...
Not to mention the creation of a now-6-page thread on this site.  :sombrero:

If a certain "thread which shalt not be named..." can make 72 pages....... :bigass:

Where did the other 8 go?
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Re: IHOB
« Reply #130 on: July 12, 2018, 02:43:23 AM »

If a certain "thread which shalt not be named..." can make 72 pages....... :bigass:
Where did the other 8 go?

Yeah, I have it at 40 pages. Of course, I use the 50 posts per page setting.
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Re: IHOB
« Reply #131 on: July 12, 2018, 12:18:18 PM »

ihop is officially back, just in time for their 60th Anniversary and offering a deal on pancakes.

The way they keep changing their name, I wonder if they should be IHOW International House of Waffles ;)
Apparently the whole name change thing was just a promotional stunt.  Source.

I'm shocked, Shocked! to learn that companies use fake name changes as promotional stunts.
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Re: IHOB
« Reply #132 on: July 12, 2018, 02:09:28 PM »

ihop is officially back, just in time for their 60th Anniversary and offering a deal on pancakes.

The way they keep changing their name, I wonder if they should be IHOW International House of Waffles ;)
Apparently the whole name change thing was just a promotional stunt.  Source.

I'm shocked, Shocked! to learn that companies use fake name changes as promotional stunts.

Which does me make me wonder. I mentioned a few posts up that this was a classic stunt, but I can't actually think of another example of a name change for a promo (at this moment). I'm sure it has happened; it sounds like a great way to get people talking.
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« Reply #133 on: July 12, 2018, 02:30:50 PM »

I don’t have time to look up the specifics, but offhand, I recall KFC “changing” its name to “Kitchen Fresh Chicken” and “Kentucky Grilled Chicken” as part of promotional stunts. I believe Pizza Hut also “changed” its name to “Pasta Hut” and “The Hut” as part of promotional efforts as well. (Coincidentally, both are owned by the same parent, Yum Brands.)

Radio Shack was for some time trying to make itself over as “The Shack”, and I seem to recall a few Circuit City stores that were signed as “The City”.

Then recently there was the news of Dunkin Donuts changing its name to just “Dunkin”, but I don’t know what ever became of that.

The common thread seems to be that a brand is defined (perhaps misdefined) by a specific product mentioned in its name, and the promotional name change stunt is an effort to draw attention to the fact that the company offers more than that one marquee item.
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Re: IHOB
« Reply #134 on: July 12, 2018, 03:14:55 PM »

Ugh. I hate when companies try to give themselves nicknames. Nicknames are not a given; they're earned.

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

"BK" for Burger King, while not any sort of affectionate name, has been picked up by the company.
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« Reply #135 on: July 12, 2018, 03:15:38 PM »

Then recently there was the news of Dunkin Donuts changing its name to just “Dunkin”, but I don’t know what ever became of that.

That change is indeed actively being phased in.  Several new and reconstructed stores in the Boston area have already dropped 'Donuts' from the name.  In a recent news feature, the new CEO of the company indicated that implementing the name change chain-wide is one of his top priorities.  From a roadgeek perspective, it will be interesting to see how quickly BBS logos are changed to reflect the new name.
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« Reply #136 on: July 12, 2018, 03:22:19 PM »

Ugh. I hate when companies try to give themselves nicknames. Nicknames are not a given; they're earned.

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

"BK" for Burger King, while not any sort of affectionate name, has been picked up by the company.

Mickey D's has been used in some of McDonald's commercials that target the audience most likely to use that term.
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Re: IHOB
« Reply #137 on: July 12, 2018, 04:18:33 PM »

Ugh. I hate when companies try to give themselves nicknames. Nicknames are not a given; they're earned.

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

"BK" for Burger King, while not any sort of affectionate name, has been picked up by the company.

Mickey D's has been used in some of McDonald's commercials that target the audience most likely to use that term.

Oh, lol. My comment actually included a reference to Mickey D's (or McD's as I more often hear out here), but I deleted that part because I didn't think McDonalds used the term in any marketing.
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« Reply #138 on: July 12, 2018, 04:45:31 PM »

From a roadgeek perspective, it will be interesting to see how quickly BBS logos are changed to reflect the new name.

Several longstanding Dunkin Donuts stores that I know personally still have the ’80s-’90s logo on posted on blue services signage. This is despite the fact that stores themselves have been extensively remodeled and have either version of the post-2000 logo (with coffee cup) on the building itself. So assuming that the franchisees didn’t feel compelled to update the services signage since the pre-cup and post-cup logos are more or less “compatible” (same colors, same typeface), I expect many of them will keep old “Dunkin Donuts” services signs even after they’ve been remodeled yet again and “Donuts” in not included on the on-store signage. (That is unless the new CEO decides to be particularly thorough about his re-signing plans.)
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« Reply #139 on: July 12, 2018, 06:51:45 PM »

See, I knew this was too good to be true.
Too good?
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« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2018, 08:42:31 PM »

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

It used to be BW3, back when they sold Wild Wings and Weck.
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« Reply #141 on: July 12, 2018, 10:28:11 PM »

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

It used to be BW3, back when they sold Wild Wings and Weck.

I heard from a Midwest friend of mine that it used to sell something else, but I couldn't remember what it was. They've only been in the Seattle market since 2011-ish, so that was never a thing here. Only two W's!
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« Reply #142 on: July 13, 2018, 11:19:07 AM »

From a roadgeek perspective, it will be interesting to see how quickly BBS logos are changed to reflect the new name.

Several longstanding Dunkin Donuts stores that I know personally still have the ’80s-’90s logo on posted on blue services signage. This is despite the fact that stores themselves have been extensively remodeled and have either version of the post-2000 logo (with coffee cup) on the building itself. So assuming that the franchisees didn’t feel compelled to update the services signage since the pre-cup and post-cup logos are more or less “compatible” (same colors, same typeface), I expect many of them will keep old “Dunkin Donuts” services signs even after they’ve been remodeled yet again and “Donuts” in not included on the on-store signage. (That is unless the new CEO decides to be particularly thorough about his re-signing plans.)
Good point.  And, as I've noted elsewhere, it's interesting that on the older 1980s-1990s LOGOS, the word Dunkin is mostly faded out, but Donuts is still very legible.
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« Reply #143 on: July 13, 2018, 12:09:56 PM »

Ugh. I hate when companies try to give themselves nicknames. Nicknames are not a given; they're earned.

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

"BK" for Burger King, while not any sort of affectionate name, has been picked up by the company.

Mickey D's has been used in some of McDonald's commercials that target the audience most likely to use that term.

Oh, lol. My comment actually included a reference to Mickey D's (or McD's as I more often hear out here), but I deleted that part because I didn't think McDonalds used the term in any marketing.

"Mickey D's Sweet Tea."
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« Reply #144 on: July 13, 2018, 02:58:45 PM »

Ugh. I hate when companies try to give themselves nicknames. Nicknames are not a given; they're earned.

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

"BK" for Burger King, while not any sort of affectionate name, has been picked up by the company.

Mickey D's has been used in some of McDonald's commercials that target the audience most likely to use that term.

Oh, lol. My comment actually included a reference to Mickey D's (or McD's as I more often hear out here), but I deleted that part because I didn't think McDonalds used the term in any marketing.

"Mickey D's Sweet Tea."

Hmm. I'm not sure they advertised the sweet tea up here. I can't recall seeing any. But I see some ads on Youtube for the sweet tea dropping the "Mickey D's" line. Interesting.
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« Reply #145 on: July 14, 2018, 07:40:29 AM »

Ugh. I hate when companies try to give themselves nicknames. Nicknames are not a given; they're earned.

"B-dubs" for Buffalo Wild Wings, for example. They've picked up on the nickname, but far after I started hearing it in passing.

"BK" for Burger King, while not any sort of affectionate name, has been picked up by the company.

Mickey D's has been used in some of McDonald's commercials that target the audience most likely to use that term.

Oh, lol. My comment actually included a reference to Mickey D's (or McD's as I more often hear out here), but I deleted that part because I didn't think McDonalds used the term in any marketing.

"Mickey D's Sweet Tea."

I recall a few TV ads from the 1990s which mentioned "Mickey D's"...something along the lines of a inner-city teenager (Calvin?) proud to get his first job. They probably use it sparingly, because then it no longer makes any sort of impact.

For some parts of the U.S., it is the only commercially-available source of sweet tea.
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« Reply #146 on: July 14, 2018, 02:38:08 PM »

For some parts of the U.S., it is the only commercially-available source of sweet tea.

I don't recall ever seeing sweet tea, even at McDonalds (though apparently they do have it). It wasn't until I visited the south a few years ago that I saw how popular it was.

I think you can get sweet tea at barbecue joints, but I don't frequent them too often (not great choice in Seattle metro) so I couldn't be sure.
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« Reply #147 on: July 15, 2018, 04:57:22 AM »

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« Reply #148 on: July 15, 2018, 03:57:58 PM »

Australians call it "Mackers".

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« Reply #149 on: July 15, 2018, 04:01:30 PM »

Australians call it "Mackers".

"Maccas". We think there's an "r" in there because of rhetocity, but there's not actually an "r".

https://mcdonalds.com.au/about-maccas/maccas-story
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