What Would Be On a ‘Arkansas Burger’ From IHOB? [OPINION]
Since IHOP is officially going all in on burgers with their new IHOB name, we thought we would pass along some ideas for a potential "Arkansas Burger" menu option.
In case you haven't heard, IHOP is now IHOB. The International House of Pancakes is putting its focus on burgers. This isn't too much of a stretch since the popular breakfast chain had burgers on the menu already. The move came on Monday after a week of teasing and it's only taken five seconds for the Internet to lose its mind.
One man claimed he would only be eating at Denny's now, to which another person pointed out that they also feature burgers on their menu. The biggest miss for me is that IHOP has neglected to marry their two loves; breakfast and burgers. Why not create a breakfast burger?
This got me thinking a lot about burgers (honestly, I already dream about burgers every 6.7 seconds) and the possibility to customize burgers for each state. Wouldn't it be great to walk into an Arkansas IHOB and see a burger on the menu representing our state? What would this burger be made with or topped with?
Let's dive in...
Bun: A big, fluffy buttermilk biscuit.
Patty: We're tempted to use fried catfish here, but we'll stick with beef and select a chicken-fried steak.
Toppings: Avoiding too many speed bumps, we're going to keep it simple with fried pickles.
Condiments: Forego the typical ketchup and mustard. Instead let's smother this baby in white pork sausage gravy.
Served with: Fried okra.
How would you make a Arkansas burger?