There it was —at just over 2 hours into the Super Bowl, just after the Saints scored a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, we got the news via one of the many commercials. This Tuesday, we can go into any Denny’s from 6 am to 2 pm and order a Grand Slam meal, which is really breakfast, absolutely free.
The so-so commercial warned chickens to get “out of town” before Tuesday because it’s “gonna be a tough week for egg layers”, asking them to take some vacation time off, etc., because there would be a whole lot of eggs cracking to make those Denny’s breakfasts.
Denny’s has tried this promotion before, and it was successful. According to their press release, courtesy of Denny’s CEO and President Nelson Marchioli, it’s the chain restaurant’s way of saying thanks:
We know that times are still tough and a free hot breakfast helps a lot
of folks and their families…we heard from thousands last year who
And by successful, last year’s offer saw long lines of hungry folks waiting to get a table and enjoy their classically friendly service. But wait: you don’t have to look at a menu. Just point at your hungry mouth or belly and say “Fill me up”. Don’t know what a “Grand Slam” is? (Come on!).
You look at this menu —and select any four of them, which you “make your own”:
bacon strips (2)
chicken sausage patty (1)
egg whites (2)
eggs (2 –we like ‘em scrambled)
hearty wheat pancakes (2)
pancakes (2 –we’ll go with this)
sausage links (2)
slices of toast (2)
Also, Denny’s is announcing that this year, if it’s your birthday, you’ll also get a free Grand Slam. As the commercial says, it’s happening “all year, for everyone in America”.
Oh, and all off this is dine in only. You gotta sit there and, you know, maybe actually leave some coins for a cup of coffee. Or a tip. Or something else. You’re hungry. You really don’t hate Denny’s that much, and I mean, come on…..it’s FREE!