Imagine eating at your favorite restaurant and your favorite actor walks in.

That's what happened on Saturday at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in the La Encantada Mall when well-known actor Adam Sandler decided to dine at the eatery. 

A handful of employees took a selfie with the famous actor and posted the photo on Facebook.

"We had a special guest dine with us today! Thanks for joining us for dinner Adam Sandler," the restaurant wrote in the Facebook post. 

According to Sergio Pinon, a manager at Firebirds, Sandler ordered the slow-roasted prime rib, which is one of the restaurant's specialties. Sandler reportedly dined with his family.

The team at Firebirds also made him a special desert, complete with "Thank you" written in sauce on the plate, as well as a picture of a golf club and ball  perhaps in reference to Sandler's popular 1996 film "Happy Gilmore."  

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Sandler was last spotted in Tucson when he stopped by The Silver Saddle Steakhouse on East Benson Highway in 2015.

Other famous people that have been seen dining in Tucson: 

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

Metro Producer

Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.