Adam Sandler Denied His Rooty Tooty Fresh N'Fruity

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The great Adam Sandler IHOP kerfuffle of 2021 can finally put be put to rest, after dominating TikTok for much of the week. It all started when IHOP employee Dayanna Rodas posted camera footage of herself turning away the famous comic from a restaurant location in Long Island.


On Monday, Rodas posted the following to TikTok:

In it, she asked Sandler to “pleaseee come back” to IHOP after she told him and a guest it would be a 30-minute wait for a table. HuffPost then confirmed with a publicist of Sandler Tuesday that he had, in fact, been to IHOP. In an interview with The New York Post on Wednesday, Rodas said: “It wasn’t until a customer walked in about 15 minutes later saying, ‘Adam Sandler was outside,’ when I realized I spoke to Adam Sandler!”

Wednesday, she updated eager TikTok commenters on how she had possibly not recognized a middle-aged comic famous for some movies he did at least a decade ago. According to Rodas, blame his beard and mask!

Only one question remains: Will Adam Sandler ever eat at an IHOP again? 

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Muqaddimah (call me Muck)

Why is she apologizing? If it’s a 30-minute wait, it’s a 30-minute wait. I think Dayanna Rodas needs to take a lesson from Ami Hassan of Winnipeg’s Falafel Place. He has turned away much better people than Adam Sandler.

To most of the world she’s known as Julia Roberts, Hollywood movie star, but to Falafel Place owner Ami Hassan, the woman in the big sunglasses and hat was just another customer looking for a table for her family during the Father’s Day brunch rush.

The Oscar-winner and star of many mega-hit films, including Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich, happened to arrive at Hassan’s restaurant on Corydon Avenue on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., along with her husband and three children.

“I said, ‘Good morning everybody,’” Hassan said. “I said, ‘We are quite full right now, but if you guys want to go for a walk for half an hour I promise you that when you will be back … I’ll get you a table.’”

The family thanked Hassan and turned around, at which point one of Hassan’s servers spoke up and told him not to send them away. “I said, ‘What are you talking about? She’s just a regular person,’” Hassan said. “He said, ‘No, she’s a famous lady from Hollywood.’ Meantime, she walks out, comes back a half an hour later, I sit them down, I still don’t know who they are.”

He confesses he hasn’t seen any of Roberts’s movies. But when she took her hat off and he looked at her, he recognized her face. “Very nice person, and her husband. They were very quiet, the children never said anything. I think they were shocked,” Hassan said. They seemed to enjoy their meal, finishing everything, he says. Then they got up from the table and left. “They’re just like regular people,” he said.