New IHOP in East Village hires bouncer
You know them as the over-sized, smug guys who won't let you past the velvet rope, but now bouncers will also be looming as you eat your pancakes at the new IHOP in the East Village.
The newly opened IHOP on East 14th Street is anticipating such a rowdy crowd that management has hired a bouncer to keep things orderly.
An off-duty police officer will keep watch at the diner between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., according to Eater NY.
The 24-hour eatery is historically a popular post-bar hot spot to get your munch on in the hopes that it will stave off a hangover. We can see the need for the bouncer -- hungry, drunk people knocking over each other's milkshakes, maybe the server forgets to put the whip cream on the side of someone's Cinn-a-Stack pancakes and suddenly you've got yourself a good ole fashioned IHOP brawl! (Note: Metro has never actually seen an IHOP brawl, but we have seen our share of Denny's fights.)
Restaurant rage is a serious epidemic that is sweeping the nation and we applaud IHOP for taking this important step in prevention.
After all, it wasn't long ago that a Texas man was so upset that Taco Bell raised the price on Beefy Crunch Burritos that he fired a BB gun at drive-thru workers and police cars and eventually barricaded himself inside a motel room with a pistol and an assault rifle. It wasn't until cops chucked tear gas inside the room that the man finally surrendered-- all because of a 50 cent price increase.
Surely, we don't want a similar situation in the East Village. So, thank you, IHOP, for allowing us to eat our pancakes safely and securely.