Adam Sandler Reunites with IHOP Hostess Who Didn’t Recognize Him and Turned Him Away

dayanna.rodas via TikTok

One IHOP hostess felt like a clown when she didn’t recognize Adam Sandler. He came into IHOP with his daughter, and she told him that there was a 30 minute wait. Security camera footage shows Sandler and his daughter leaving the restaurant.

The hostess later posted a video of the security camera footage on TikTok explaining what happened and asking Sandler to come back. The video went viral and got a variety of comments. Some people were surprised that she didn’t recognize the comedian. Other people were impressed that Sandler didn’t tell her who he was in order to get special treatment.

Sandler later tweeted his side of the story. He wrote that he left IHOP because “the nice woman told me the all-you-can-eat deal didn’t apply to the milkshakes.”

In order to apologize to Sandler for turning him away, IHOP had a special promotion on Monday May 10 at all IHOP locations in Long Island, New York. The promotion was called “Milkshake Monday,” and guests were treated to unlimited milkshakes for the low price of just $6.49.

You might be wondering if Sandler showed up for the promotion that was held in his honor. Why, yes, yes he did. Not only did he go to IHOP for unlimited milkshakes, but he also posed for a few photos with the hostess who turned him away. Watch the video below for more details.

The hostess posted a slideshow of Milkshake Monday photos on TikTok including the pictures with Sandler. She wrote, “Couldn’t have been more excited!! Thank you Adam Sandler!”

@dayanna.rodasCouldn’t have been more excited!! Thank you Adam Sandler! ##fyp ##ihop ##milkshakemonday ##adamsandler ##awesome ##viral♬ Best Day Of My Life – American Authors

Many people who watched the followup video where Sandler came back were impressed at the power of TikTok. One young lady’s video about not recognizing Sandler led to a huge promotion at IHOP and a meet and greet for her with a celebrity.

One comment reads, “No way! That’s awesome! TikTok makes miracles. I’m glad he came back!”

Another viewer wrote, “OMG love this. He really is the nicest dude.”

Have you ever met a celebrity but didn’t realize who they were until after they had already walked away? Does it surprise you that Sandler showed up for Milkshake Monday? What’s your favorite Adam Sandler movie?