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Free breakfast at Denny’s? I’m there!

February 3, 2009

Denny’s has finally figured out a way to get people to come out to a casual dining restaurant during a recession – give them a free breakfast.
It probably isn’t a sustainable business model, but the chain gave free Grand Slam breakfasts to anybody who came in on Tuesday, an offer it advertised on Sunday during the Super Bowl.


The company was on pace to serve about 2 million of the free breakfasts, a spokeswoman said.
The free breakfast promotion also slammed the company’s web site.

Denny’s got about 40 million hits on its web site in less than two days after the ad ran. The site usually gets about 350,000 visits a day, the spokeswoman said.

(Reuters photo by Lisa Baertlein)


Just try to get that breakfast ! ! The wait here in Fl was several hours for a free greasy breakfast worth just what you paid for it.

Posted by jim | Report as abusive

It was awesome.

Posted by Bob | Report as abusive

Why do we need an email address to post here? Are you selling them?

Posted by Vic | Report as abusive

It was really nice of Denny’s to offer a free meal to anyone and everyone. I enjoyed my meal as did my friends.

The atmosphere in the line and in the restaurant was also terrific…just a big party. Old and young, all races, political stripes, economic situations and educations….all were served a free Gran Slam with a smile. We were also given coupons for future meals and anyone that wanted a raincheck rather than wait in the line got one.

Thank you Denny’s!

Perhaps our politicians can take a cue – create a stimulus package that goes straight to we, the people. We don’t need those greedy middle-persons that divert funds elsewhere.

Posted by Jon | Report as abusive

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