Sunday, December 30, 2007


Once in a while, when I come across something truly remarkable, I feel it is my obligation to share my experience with you, my fellow bloggers. As luck would have it, today was one of those days with one of those experiences. The morning after a wonderful holiday party thrown by Barbara Peapod (the food gets better every year!), my wife and I decided to go to Denny’s for breakfast.

Normally, there is nothing of note at a Denny’s on a weekend morning, outside of some church-goers and hookers. However, Denny’s did something revolutionary to its breakfast menu. Let me step back for just a second. Remember a few months ago when I blogged that I hated the lack of breakfast options at local diners and restaurants? Specifically, I was upset that most of these places would pile on a side of home-fries or hash-browns, even though I do not like these.

Denny’s must be listening to me, because the company, in a rare display of brilliance, has begun offering the “Grand Slam Choice” option on its menus. Basically, you have a choice of 4 items to include on your plate (and if you want a 5th or 6th item, it costs an extra dollar). So, now you can choose between such items as eggs, pancackes, bacon, sausage, toast, hash-browns, and grits, just to name a few.

It was as if the heavens opened, and the breakfast angel granted my breakfast wish. I’m hoping this trend sweeps across the fine diners all over Pennsylvania, and, eventually the nation. I rank this brilliant idea right up there with the value menus that fast-food joints came up with around 15 years ago.

This will certainly rank up there in great events of 2007. Speaking of which, have a safe and happy new year, everyone!


Reverse said...

The IMDG crew went to Denny's about two months ago and I was shocked to see how much prices actaully went up. What ever happen to the 2.99 Grand Slam?

El Padrino said...

happy new year los

Lisa said...

Amen and thanks for the tip! I, too, am a despiser of home fries. It's like being served a pile of styrofoam peanuts.

Jeff said...

So now you can get 4 slices of ham?

Happy New Year!

snowelf said...

It's like the Denny's Gods are with you! What a great way to end the year!

Down with potatoes!


Happy New Year, Los!!

minijonb said...

I'll show you a Grand Slam...

...that sounded funnier in my head =:-)

happy oh-8!

Los said...

Reverse - sometimes greatness comes at a cost ...

ElP - You too! Hope you had a great holiday.

Lisa - I knew you were smart!

Jeff - Ewww, ham!

Snow Elf - I hope to find more great things in 2008!

Minijonb - I appreciate the effort!