NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Here’s a sign of the times.

The new International House of Pancakes in the East Village has hired a bouncer.

He stands guard at the “24 hour” spot on East 14th Street from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. He’s reportedly an off-duty police officer hired to keep intoxicated patrons under control.

The IHOP opened Tuesday.

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