A stroller with person (L), a waiter taking an order (C), and a person being fed chicken (R).

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TikToker disguises self as baby to get free kids meal at IHOP in viral video

'As a waitress, if someone committed that much effort for a kids meal, I’m giving it to them.'

 

Clara Wang

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 17, 2022   Updated on Feb 17, 2022, 12:44 pm CST

A viral TikTok shows a pair of influencers going to IHOP disguised as a baby and a parent to snag a free kids meal.

@cheekyboyos is a popular comedic TikTok account with 10.9 million followers. Content creators Coy Wickey and Brian O’Donnell regularly post videos in which they oblige fans’ daring requests.

Their video responding to the dare, “Go to IHOP disguised as a baby and try to get a free kids meal” got over 8.4 million views and 864,000 likes since it was posted Feb. 17.

The video features O’Donnell fully decked out as a baby and Wickey acting as the parent pushing him in a stroller. Apparently, the pair managed to successfully receive a free kids meal in accordance with IHOP’s policy.

https://www.tiktok.com/@cheekyboyos/video/7063578106489244975

According to IHOP’s latest promotion, there is a “Free entrée valid for kids 12 and under on kids menu items, for a limited time at participating locations.”

Viewers can see the @cheekyboyos heading to an IHOP, presumably during promotional hours (between 4-10pm). A sign posted in the window indicates that the IHOP offers a “Free Kids Meal” with any adult entrée. O’Donnell is sucking a binky and hidden under a blanket.

The restaurant is empty, and the waiter doesn’t appear to be fazed as he takes their order.

“For the baby, just some chicken tenders are fine,” says Wickey. “You want some chicken tendies? Applesauce?”

The waiter even refers to O’Donnell as “the baby” at one point.

At the end of the meal, they show how they were not charged for O’Donnell’s chicken tenders. Their receipt shows Wickey’s adult order and a “KidsEatFree” write-off where the chicken tenders should be.

Many viewers found it unbelievable that the staff didn’t say anything about the “big baby.”

“Dude there’s no way,” one flabbergasted viewer, @verifiedcuzimsexy, said.

“no way that actually worked y’all are legends,” another wrote.

Others applauded their efforts.

“As a waitress, if someone committed that much effort for a kids meal, I’m giving it to them,” @tinasue97 wrote.

“LOL! … There’s no way they could not let ya eat free after that effort,” another said.

The @cheekyboyos’ TikTok account features dozens of videos of them taking on viewer requests. However, they revealed in a comment on the IHOP video that “This was by far the weirdest video we’ve made.”

Daily Dot reached out to @cheekyboyos and IHOP for comment via TikTok message and email.


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*First Published: Feb 17, 2022, 11:45 am CST