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Adam Sandler

I Did NOT Dine and Dash!

8/12/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Adam Sandler is being accused of stiffing a small Massachusetts restaurant, but it looks to us like the restaurant owner is a publicity hound.

Here's the low down.  Adam is filming a movie in Peabody, MA.  Last month, Adam's company, Happy Madison Productions, made a deal with a restaurant -- A Taste of Italy -- to cater a meal for the cast and crew.  The owner brought the grub and got paid and everything was hunky-dory.

But the restaurant owner claims the production company asked him to stock up on food for 2 BBQ's the following week.  He claims he did just that, but Adam's company never called, leaving him with bags full of groceries to the tune of $2,500.

The restaurant owner says Adam's company wouldn't pay, so in retaliation, he put a sign in the window of his restaurant which read, "ADAM SANDLER ATE HERE AND NEVER PAID."

Reps from Adam's production company tell TMZ .. they never made any promises about catering future BBQ's and as far as they're concerned ... it's case closed.

And, we're told, Adam has never eaten at A Taste of Italy -- and we're guessing he never will.


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Jewish. Guilty as charged.

1166 days ago


Now thats a good way of getting sued... blaming for a star for something clearly HE had nothing to do with.

1166 days ago


Good way of losing business. Adam has lots of money to pay his own food.

1166 days ago


And oh! TMZ you are saying "it looks to us like the restaurant owner is a publicity hound" but aren't you the ones who are giving the restaurant publicity now?

1166 days ago

about 2 yrs ago    

The specifics on the sign are not right but the intention is. All the money the guy put up/out to be prepared for the shin-dig is real dollars for us "little people". Hey, you gotta have some respect for the working folk! You can't just throw your laddie-daw offers around and make yourself feel big then never actually give the business like you used to do! Adam S. should do something - not a hand out - but something to work this out and clear the air --- instead of just acting like it means nothing! You can't just order all that stuff last minute nowadays you know - regular business people don't just have a bunch of inventory laying around like before. Have some respect for the working stiff, man!!!

1166 days ago

about 2 yrs ago    

God! I wanna friggin' eat there!!! Plus, daddy's got balls! Yum....maybe a meatball sandwich!!!! ;)

1166 days ago


and TMZ is falling right into the stupid owners plan... good job indulging morons!

1165 days ago


Sounds like the first meal was crappy so the restaurant owners didn't get any repeat business, even though they thought they would.

1165 days ago


Does the restaurant owner realize this is the best way to never work for AS again? Dumb Ass!

1165 days ago

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

I don't give a rat's ass what they say! People that I know have dealt with Adam and love him. Maybe there were some miscommunications somewhere a long the line? Happens all the time on movie shoots.......

1165 days ago

some guy    

Hmmm... got a feeling the rest. owner thought he was gonna get more catering deals. He should work on making better food.

1165 days ago


HAHA this is actually a little funny.. i live in Peabody.

1165 days ago


Who cares if he ate in the place? He ordered food and didn't pay. Ya can't stiff a small business and get away with it.

1165 days ago


Reading the article {Happy Madison Productions} made the deal Not Adam.....He probably never knew about. He could go after them for defamation of character. But he seems to be a nice guy and will most likely make it right when he hears of it.

1165 days ago

Ron Paul    

He's just mad he's not funny anymore.

1165 days ago
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