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(53,342 posts)
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 11:36 AM Dec 2022

IHOP are trump lovers??

Just got to an IHOP to meet a family friend for bfast. The tablet used to add people to a waitlist had a big wallpaper image of trump in his stupid blue suit with hands in fists of celebration

Walking over to Applebees next door

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Wounded Bear

(59,013 posts)
1. I've never seen any politics at IHOP...
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 11:38 AM
Dec 2022

you should call the manager and have them look into that. Most businesses are smart enough to avoid politics, especially the big chains.

Wounded Bear

(59,013 posts)
8. Perhaps, but I'd start at the local level and work my way up...
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 12:02 PM
Dec 2022

It might have been one of the service staff that affixed the offending label.


(6,073 posts)
16. Who is the franchise owner?
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 01:25 PM
Dec 2022

Chances are they own several IHOP franchises among other restaurants.

I can't believe these isn't internal complaints. Employees have a little more leverage than in the past.

Ms. Toad

(34,422 posts)
17. I believe three op was talking about what was showing on the screen of the tablet
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 01:26 PM
Dec 2022

Not the walls is the restaurant.

Ms. Toad

(34,422 posts)
5. Applebee's is owned by the same company.
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 11:59 AM
Dec 2022

Last edited Mon Dec 26, 2022, 12:43 PM - Edit history (1)

So you went from the frying pan to the frying pan.

Some ihops are franchised - so this might have been one of them. If so, you might want to ask Dine Brands if their franchisees are allowed to engage in politics.


(18,128 posts)
10. Vote with your feet....
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 12:15 PM
Dec 2022

I don't do business with magats. Period. I don't do business with those who are or have sported Trump paraphernalia (very long memory) or those that use their religion as advertising.


(91,596 posts)
19. Naturally, and do your own kitchen clean-up afterwards, cause your labor is cheap...
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 04:41 PM
Dec 2022

Probably not the point.

I don’t care for their menu, but my late MIL adored it because everything was sweet and soft. I was fine with that because I didn’t have to cook or clean up, so it was a treat for both of us.

This was long before Trump reared his ugly head in national politics, of course..


(16,894 posts)
13. corporate mention time and location
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 12:52 PM
Dec 2022

and mentioned you posted on a rather major dem message board and it must be nice to be able to take a customer hit like this nation wide


(66,070 posts)
20. Can't Anybody Do Their Own Wallpaper?
Mon Dec 26, 2022, 05:00 PM
Dec 2022

I don't rule out it was the host who put it there.
Could Be anyone that works there.
Not that I'd like it either.
I think it foolish for any retail business to trumpet their politics.

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