Adam Sandler Reacts to Viral Video of Himself Getting Turned Away at IHOP

After a video recently went viral of Adam Sandler being told of a long wait at IHOP, the star responded to the situation for the first time on May 3.

By Ryan Gajewski May 04, 2021 5:07 AMTags
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Adam Sandler is sharing his thoughts for the first time about the viral video that showed the star acting like a grown-up when his trip to IHOP wasn't meant to be.

After 17-year-old hostess Dayanna Rodas posted footage last month of herself telling the 54-year-old Grown Ups star and his daughter that the restaurant had a 30-minute wait, leading them to walk out, Adam addressed the situation via Twitter on Monday, May 3. 

"For the record, I only left the IHOP because the nice woman told me the all-you-can-eat deal didn't apply to the milkshakes," he quipped.

Leave it to the Sandman to not only use his signature wit to make it clear there were no hard feelings, but to also compliment the employee by squeezing the word "nice" in there.

Plus, his self-deprecating message poked fun at his own dietary habits while praising the establishment's treats. In other words, it was quite the perfect response, if we do say so ourselves. 

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In her initial TikTok post on April 25, Dayanna appeared with a clown face as she shared security-camera footage from the IHOP in Manhasset, Long Island showing her brief exchange with Adam, who she admitted to not recognizing. 

"Pleaseee come back," she wrote. "Not realizing its Adam Sandler and telling him its a 30min wait and him ofc leaving bc hes not going to wait 30mins for IHOP."


A few days later, she shared a follow-up post to explain why she didn't identify the world-famous comedic actor. "It's because he had a big beard, and I've never seen Adam Sandler with a beard," she said. "And the mask didn't help."

After all this, it's nice to see that Adam is such a good sport, and that if a restaurant tells him he has to wait, he's willing to, well, just go with it