East Village IHOP Braces Itself For the Drunk Masses

09.21.11 Myles Tanzer

Unlike other well documented IHOPs on YouTube, the newly opened East Village location may not become the site of many a drunken brawl. The restaurant is already taking precautions to make sure that no teeth go flying into somebody’s pancakes — they’ve hired a security guard.

Similar to a club bouncer, this off-duty cop will work the hellacious 11PM to 7AM shift. The Post quips “With the arrival of the pancake shop yesterday as an antidote for the after-midnight munchies, some longtime residents fear the trendy neighborhood will turn Rooty Tooty Fresh ’N Fruity.” Whatever that means. (Photo: EVGrieve) Related: Bushwick IHOP opens.