Lion of the Blogosphere

Would you eat a burger at IHOb?

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https://www.npr.org/2018/06/11/618844977/ihop-becomes-ihob-the-international-house-of-burgers

Why not? They are probably better than the burgers at crappy diners in Staten Island.

And by the way, it was just a publicity stunt, they aren’t really changing the name of the entire chain, just a few token locations.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 11, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Business

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  1. To be fair, I wouldn’t order a burger at a diner, either.

    ScarletNumber

    June 11, 2018 at EDT am

  2. They’re likely the same. All those places get their food from Cisco.

    SWPL2

    June 11, 2018 at EDT am

  3. No. I never eat their pancakes either. Well, I have before but not in 10+ years.

    I imagine their burgers are going to appeal to the obese, like 5 Guys. Their patties will be oversized and there will be too much of everything, rendering the burger difficult to handle and eat. Some gluttons will undoubtedly love the portions.

    If I actually finish the burger, my stomach will feel like I consumed a brick. Some people like this feeling. I find it uncomfortable and it fills me with guilt.

    My favorite burger is an In-N-Out cheeseburger (not a Double Double), with grilled onions, pickles and mustard instead of the spread. It is not a large burger at all and when I finish it, I feel satisfied, not gluttonous.

    ibejeph

    June 11, 2018 at EDT am

    • I imagine their burgers will just be identical to Applebees burgers since they’re under the same ownership. Of course I have no idea what Applebees burgers are like.

      Alex

      June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Over time, I’ve been eating less at places owned by publicly-traded corporations, and more at independently-owned places.

      Why? Because it’s SWPL and not prole? Because I want to stick it to the capitalist pigs? Because I want to embrace vibrant cultures and have my life enriched?

      No, no, and no.

      It’s simple biology. When I go to places owned by publicly-traded corporations, I tend to get indigestion and diarrhea. I don’t at independently-owned places. I’ve concluded that since the former are driven by share price, costs need to be reduced by any means necessary, and ingredients will be trucked in via bulk delivery and will be of the lowest grade the company can get any with. Independently-owned places don’t have the luxury of using cheap crap, so they need to be good or they shut down. Any time you see an independently owned place that survives for a decade or so, you know they’re using good ingredients. I’ve seen places in my area go from good to bad very quickly when a new management team comes in and changes suppliers, or starts skimping to save.

      As for oversized patties: if you don’t want your stomach to feel like a brick, just cut the burger in half, eat half in that night’s sitting, take the other half home, and eat it tomorrow.

      Eating just to feel stuffed? Now that’s prole.

      njguy73

      June 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • That really doesnt make sense.

        “Local places” arent using trucks to ship their ingredients? How does a corporation’s share price go up if they make you sick and you dont return?
        And since the point of chains is a consistent experience arent they making everyone sick then? That must drive their food cost to zero since no one can eat there and then stock price really soars!

        Meanwhile the local place has its expensive ingredients delivered by rickshaw and has managed to stay open for a decade even thought they are losing money every year? Dont they infact have to be profitable if they are staying open?

        Face it- you are a SWPL.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        June 12, 2018 at EDT am

      • All I know is that when I eat at chain places, I get sick. And when I eat at local places, I don’t. If by SWPL you mean ” someone who doesn’t do dumb things and when he feels like shit, stays away from the place that makes him feel like shit,” then yes, I’m a SWPL. Call me what you want. I just won’t do stuff that makes me called “Dumb Thing Doer.”

        njguy73

        June 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Did look for other factors other than what type of transport is being used? Maybe msg or something?

        Its SWPL to try to claim distinction based on how you as a superior human cant tolerate food that prole eat. In reality your body cant tell the difference between 5 Guys and your locally source artisianal roach coach.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        June 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • njguy73

        June 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Sounds like a bunch of newage crap. In the second episode of Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain eats at a Sizzler in Koreatown, Los Angeles, and enjoys it!

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        June 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Local places” arent using trucks to ship their ingredients?
        – Yes, just over less distance. Google “locavore.”

        “How does a corporation’s share price go up if they make you sick and you dont return?”
        – People return anyway. The vast majority of the human race is poor at learning from mistakes.

        “And since the point of chains is a consistent experience arent they making everyone sick then? That must drive their food cost to zero since no one can eat there and then stock price really soars!”
        – If people eat enough crap, their bodies learn to accept the crap and absorb it rather than reject it like a healthy person would. They don’t even know they’re wreaking havoc on themselves.

        njguy73

        June 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. Which is more prole, eating a burger at IHOP/IHOb or at a local diner on Staten Island?

    Oswald Spengler

    June 11, 2018 at EDT am

    • It’s the difference between redneck prole and guido prole. However, the IHOP in Arlingon Virginia had a very large ironic SWPL breakfast crowd.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 11, 2018 at EDT am

      • Redneck proles patronize Waffle House, not IHOP.

        ice hole

        June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Do either serve pickled pigs feet?

      Curle

      June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. Sure I might order a burger if I was at IHOP. But if I was craving a burger I wouldn’t head over to IHOP even after this marketing push

    Alex

    June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. If it once mooed, I’m interested.

    My one experience at a SI diner, I had a veggie omelette with a side of bacon. It was good but a little too salty.

    toomanymice

    June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. No, would not try the burger. IHOP does two things well: pancakes and omelets.

    Anything purportedly Messican or south of the border is lousy, despite mostly messican cooks.

    Middle-aged men don’t belong in IHOP more than a few times a year — it’s carb city, your physique will become spherical.

    hard9bf

    June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “Middle-aged men don’t belong in IHOP more than a few times a year — it’s carb city, your physique will become spherical.”

      They serve bacon and eggs, the opposite of carb city.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • you have to be careful because they sneak pancake batter in their omelets.

        I find that the poached eggs are the safest if you dont know place and their practices. Better than getting an over cooked egg fried in questionable oil.

        Lion o' the Turambar

        June 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • Or maybe middle-aged men aren’t meant to be sitting around all day in a sedentary lifestyle

      Alex

      June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Middle aged men are meant to be dead by around age 40 if the 1880 average lifespan is the baseline. Neither sitting nor eating at IHOP.

        Curle

        June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • IHOP does omelets good? In what universe?

      The only good thing there is the biscuits ‘n’ gravy w/ sausage and scrambled eggs.

      njguy73

      June 12, 2018 at EDT am

  8. Nah, if I go to IHoP it will be for an omelet for sure.

    Tarl

    June 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. Don’t we have far more than enough burger restaurants at this point? Seems like a shocking lack of imagination.

    Peter Akuleyev

    June 12, 2018 at EDT am

  10. You can hardly find good diners anymore, they’ve been taxed or zoned or regulated out of existence by the far-left as an Icon of Americanism, just as they did with drugstore milkshake/sandwich counters and Roy Rogers.

    Unlike McD’s IHOP quality really varies, so I wonder what would happen to the burgers! I’ve been to lousy as in is-that-blueberries-or-a-cockroach in-my-pancake IHOP’s in Queens, very on-spot tourist-trade ones in Florida with that S’un Chah’m, and very nice yuppie/hipstery ones in the DC/Arlington area that don’t understand bacon or, for that matter, a waffle…

    Robert

    June 12, 2018 at EDT am

  11. this is an interesting marketing stunt but a bad strategy. the whole burger trend is getting long in the tooth. Just another example of a slow moving corporation being too late to adopt a trend.

    Nils anders

    June 12, 2018 at EDT am


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