IHOP has declared today ‘Milkshake Monday.’
In response to Adam Sandler getting turned away from one of the chain’s stores because he didn’t want to wait 30 minutes for a table (understandable), an IHOP hostess working at the restaurant posted a viral video of her realizing that she had turned away Adam Sandler. The interaction blew up everywhere, especially after Sandler revealed it wasn’t the wait that made him leave — it’s that the milkshakes weren’t unlimited as a part of the unlimited meals at the International House of Pancakes.
And now, the viral moment has hilariously turned into corporate change.
“We take our guests’ suggestions very seriously in an effort to continually shake things up and satisfy all palettes,” Kieran Donahue, CMO, IHOP said in a press release after Adam Sandler addressed the viral TikTok snub.
This entire thing began last week when Sandler tried to go to IHOP with his daughter only to be told that he would need to wait 30 minutes for a table. Rather than wait it out, Sandler decided to try his luck elsewhere, per a TikToker who worked at the restaurant.
After he left, the hostess realized who she had just turned away and posted a TikTok of security footage of the event, with herself in a clown face, begging Sandler to come back. The video eventually reached Sandler, who joked that the only reason he left is that IHOP wasn’t offering all-you-can-eat milkshakes.
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“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,” Sandler tweeted.
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.
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) May 4, 2021
Little did Sandler know that this joke would result in all-you-can-eat milkshakes becoming a reality. Hopefully, he and his daughter are able to make a return visit to IHOP and down a few milkshakes for a good cause, assuming they are still in Long Island.
For today only, you can have all-you-can-eat milkshakes at any of the IHOP’s 19 Long Island locations. The promotion was created to benefit Comedy Gives Back, with IHOP donating $1 to the organization for every milkshake sold.
“We are thrilled to celebrate ‘Milkshake Monday’ at IHOP in the spirit of a cheeky smile for a good cause,” said Amber J. Lawson, CEO, Comedy Gives Back. “A delicious meal of pancakes and milkshakes can make you happy any time of day, and while we could all use a laugh right about now, some could use a lot more.”