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IHOP Apologizes To Adam Sandler By Offering This All-You-Can-Eat Deal

Here's how their comical Twitter scuffle just became a win for you, too.

IHOP is known to be generous with their freebies—but then again, that's sort of what started this whole kerfuffle. After Adam Sandler took to Twitter to make light of an employee who turned him away from IHOP this week, the popular pancake chain has responded by declaring that in this case, the customer was clearly right. Here's how IHOP just took this hostess faux pas from awkward to awesome, with a deal for customers May 10.

IHOP security footage from last week showed a masked Adam Sandler on a dad and daughter date, when an IHOP hostess informed him that it would be about a 30-minute wait before she'd be able to seat the pair. Sandler's visible reaction was one of surprise but good-naturedness, as he and his daughter turned to leave.

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Later, the IHOP hostess took to TikTok to reveal her embarrassment that she didn't realize she'd turned away one of the most beloved comics of all time. When her TikTok went viral, Sandler simply responded on Twitter with this:


The next day, IHOP executives responded with equal good humor:

IHOP will celebrate #MilkshakeMonday by offering all-you-can-drink milkshakes at 19 Long Island IHOP restaurants, from noon until 8:00 P.M. tomorrow. Plus, across the country, a dollar from every IHOP milkshake sold May 10 will benefit the comedy community through Comedy Gives Back—because when times are tough, humor heals.

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Krissy Gasbarre
Krissy is a senior news editor at Eat This, Not That!, managing morning and weekend news related to nutrition, wellness, restaurants and groceries (with a focus on beverages), and more. Read more about Krissy