A week ago, Adam Sandler took a trip into a Long Island IHOP with his family for a bite to eat. When checking in with the hostess, she told him it was a 30 minute wait and Sandler left. The hostess, Dayanna Rodas, soon after realized her mistake and could not believe she just turned Adam Sandler away.
She could not believe she made that mistake so much so, she made a TikTok about it which quickly went viral. Rodas gathered the video tape of her turning away Sandler from the security footage and made a funny joke about it on the social media platform.
The caption of her TikTok read, “Not realizing its Adam Sandler and telling him its a 30min wait and him [of course] leaving [because] hes not going to wait 30mins for IHOP”.
In the TikTok she was seen using a filter which made her appear to be wearing clown makeup, implying she was basically a clown for telling Adam Sandler to wait 30 minutes for IHOP. The TikTok then cut to the footage of them in IHOP where she was explaining to him the wait and then Sandler leaving.
The TikTok video racked up over 2 million likes and tens of thousands of comments. Clearly, many people found Adam Sandler being turned away from IHOP funny, but people also talked about how humble he was for not pulling a celebrity card and asking to be sat immediately. It gave fans the sense that Sandler is down to Earth, just like any other non celebrity in this world.
Rodas obviously did not know it was Adam Sandler she was speaking to. Them both wearing masks, it was most likely hard to tell. She only realized it was Adam Sandler when a customer came in shortly after and said he saw Adam Sandler outside. Rodas quickly put two and two together and came around to realize that she made a huge mistake.
Adam Sandler being the lighthearted man he is, made a joke about the incident after the TIkTok went viral. He addressed it by tweeting, “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”.
It’s clear Sandler isn’t holding a grudge over the 30 minute IHOP wait by his playful comment. However, Rodas definitely cannot help but kick herself for turning down the chance to meet Adam Sandler. However, maybe she’ll get another chance to do so if Sandler ever decides to stop back at that IHOP for some milkshakes because there’s no way they can make the same mistake twice.