Denny’s is Smashing It With Their New Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Denny’s Is Giving Away Free Pies, Here’s How To Get One

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By Cooking Panda

Thanksgiving came and went, but so with our appetites. We stuffed ourselves, invariably testing the hold of a single button, grabbed for a third plate anyway, and now, as turkey and stuffing leftovers slowly disappear from the fridge, we wonder where the next feast will come.

If you are the 96% of Americans who celebrate Christmas, your next feast will come Monday, December 25th. But that’s 28 days from now, or put more urgently, four weeks without coma-inducing turkey meat sandwiches and most of all, pie — the blissful end to a wholesome feast, holiday or not.

But lucky for us, Denny’s has come to us as our saving grace to our first-world hunger problem. And this charitable contribution comes in the form of a free, delicious, full-sized pie. Starting this Cyber Monday, November 27, Denny’s customers will receive a free pie with every mobile or online order of $20 or more, your choice of flavor for in-store pickup or delivery.

The man behind the free pies, Denny’s chief marketing officer, John Dillon, said in a statement, “We know how hectic this time of year can be, so we’re offering guests a taste of convenience that will allow them to spend more time with each other.”

He’s calling it a “taste of convenience,” but we’re calling it our restored faith in humanity.  But then again, we’ll say that about anything involving free food.

The transaction is simple and straightforward. Use promo code “FREEPIE” on your next Denny’s on Demand mobile or online order and choose between a pumpkin or pecan pie. And If you live close to a participating Denny’s, you can get the whole fare delivered to your doorstep, so you can spend less time worrying about preparing a meal, and more time engaging in other super important activities, like binging Netflix or shopping online for Christmas gifts (for yourself).

This exclusive free pie offer will last until December 25, Christmas Day, which is the perfect, hassle-free holiday transition from one celebratory feast to the next. As for our ever-pinching waist bands… not so much.

Sources: Delish, PR Newswire / Featured Image: David Telford/Wikimedia Commons

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10 Reasons You Should Have Breakfast At Denny’s Tomorrow (Photos)

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By Cooking Panda

Whether they make your favorite pancakes, you only eat there on road trips or you just follow them on Twitter, Denny’s has probably touched your life in some way. Now, it’s high time you made it one of your regular breakfast spots. While their low prices, massive menu and generous portions are obvious reasons to go, there are at least 10 more reasons to love America’s Favorite Diner.

Their absurd breakfast-related tweets and Instagrams will make you want their food anyway.

Denny’s accounts are run by some social-media mastermind. Between pancakes Photoshopped into any imaginable situation, witty jokes about the latest memes and photo scavenger hunts like the one above, the restaurant’s internet activities always get followers talking.

They’re not afraid to jazz up the traditional buttermilk pancake.

Nope, their stacks are much bolder with treats like these salted caramel and banana cream pancakes. They’ve got a shortbread batter, a topping of vanilla cream and bananas, a drizzle of warm salted caramel and an extra sprinkling of shortbread pieces.

Salted caramel + bananas + vanilla cream + shortbread = the pancakes of your dreams

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They also combined flapjacks and pecan cinnamon rolls with their sticky bun pancakes, filled with glazed pecans and drizzled with an impressively neat design of cinnamon sauce and cream cheese icing.

these timeless Sticky Bun Pancakes will make you feel right at home, no matter where you are this holiday season.

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They’re so good, even Denny’s gets a bit carried away.

They turned pancakes into bite-sized fritters and decided to call them pancake puppies.

Sharing pancakes with friends has never been easier logistically — though fighting over the last bite of these babies would probably be much more intense. This tempting array of s’mores puppies with marshmallow sauce probably wouldn’t survive 60 seconds on the table.

Their breakfast is just as photogenic as that of a hoity-toity establishment.

Their crispy bacon strips, perfectly shaped and yellow sunny-side up eggs and golden brown waffles look just as aesthetically pleasing as the same foods at some trendy Los Angeles eatery.

They use seasons and holidays as an excuse to get extra delicious.

a spread that would impress Santa himself. photo by @khietsan13

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With pumpkin cream pancakes in the fall and Rudolph pancakes around Christmastime, Denny’s always gives breakfast lovers an excuse to go out and celebrate.

Eating a breakfast sandwich is a lot more fun when it’s called “Moons Over My Hammy.”

If your moons aren't over your hammy, what are you even doing?

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While ham, scrambled eggs and two cheeses on grilled sourdough is a remarkable feat of its own, the name of this sandwich is enough to make you love ordering it time and time again.

You can top your hash browns with far more than ketchup.

#dennys #grandopening #brunch #nyc #manhattan #biscuit #everythinghashbrowns #bacon #eggs

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That’s right, Denny’s serves ‘em covered in cheddar cheese — or everything-style with onions, cheese and country gravy.

Can’t decide what to order? You can try a bit of everything.

This is what ìgood morningî looks like. Photo by professional breakfast-eater @roncabanlig

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Grand Slams are exceptional not only for their vast quantity of food, but for their variety. Can’t decide between French toast and eggs and bacon? Get it all with the French Toast Slam. Want pancakes and hash browns and eggs and sausage and coffee but are too embarrassed to order all of it at once? Thankfully, the Grand Slam Slugger makes it socially acceptable.

You can still Slam on a diet.

Nothing like a fresh Fit Slam to help you enjoy the weekend.

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While most Denny’s Slams admittedly involve piles of pork and troughs of sugar, the Fit Slam yields a tasty and balanced breakfast of an egg-white omelet with spinach and tomatoes, turkey bacon and an English muffin. Order it, and your pancake-eating friends just might be jealous of your plate, after all.

There’s something for everyone.

when you lay out an A+ meal like this before you, only good things are sure to follow. thanks @iamkikomonkey

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Even if your breakfast crew includes an athlete wanting to eat light before a workout, a sugar-loving vegetarian, a ravenous meat eater, a caffeine addict and a hungry person with just $5 in their pocket, everyone will be able to find something to devour.

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Woman Loses It After Discovering The Truth About Denny’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes

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A woman assaulted a waitress at a Chicago Denny’s restaurant when she was informed that her $4 all-you-can-eat pancake meal couldn’t be shared with her friends.

The server explained to 27-year-old Natasha West that the unlimited pancake menu item was only for a single diner and not something to be shared by everyone at the table. 

The restaurant’s menu stated that “restrictions may apply” to the all-you-can-eat pancake meal, though it doesn’t explicitly limit each meal to one customer. 

“We start you off with three fluffy buttermilk pancakes and then deliver them hot, two at a time, until you’ve had your fill,” the menu states.

West responded to the server by cursing and throwing several punches at her — though she missed each swing, the Oak Lawn Police Department reported. West and her friends left the restaurant without paying for their meals, but she proceeded to kick a door before leaving, The Smoking Gun reported. 

Denny’s workers gave police a description of the car West left in and she was subsequently apprehended. She was arrested and charged with assault and damage to property. A friend of hers ultimately paid the bill upon her arrest, WGN reported.

Sources: The Smoking GunDenny’sWGN / Photo credit: The Smoking Gun

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Denny’s Customer Gives Waitress Amazing Gift

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A customer at Denny’s selflessly left a waitress a massive tip and paid for the dinner of seven families.

Love What Matters posted the amazing story of the unidentified man on their Facebook page.

“Today I met an angel. You came into a Denny’s I work at in Utah. You asked me, ‘Can I have a waitress who is a single mother?’ I thought it was very odd, but I sat you in Crystal’s section. You sat there for 2 hours just watching people. 7 families came in and ate while you were there and you paid every one of their bills, over $1,000 you paid for people you didn’t even know. I asked, ‘Why did you do that?’ You simply said, ‘Family is everything, I’ve lost all mine,'” the post read.

“Looking into your eyes while you said that made me tear up (It’s why I walked away so quickly) as soon as I got in the back I broke down in tears because your eyes had so much pain in them. I just wanted to let you know, the waitress Crystal that you requested was living in a shelter with her son until she was able to save up enough to get a place. Your bill was $21.34 and you left her a $1,500 tip, because of you she gets her new place next week, because of you 7 families ate for free.

Crystal told me she prayed the night before for a miracle and God sent you. You left before any of us could say thank you, I hope you read this because you’re truly an amazing person and you stole the hearts of every one of us here. Thank you.”

The post quickly went viral, garnering over 300,000 likes and nearly 150,000 shares.

“Just reading this made me tear up! Angels are among us every day, disguised as ordinary people!! Thank you for being one, and god bless you!” one commenter wrote.

“There are angels among us. You, kind soul, are obviously one. I pray that you someday find yourself among people whom you can, again, consider family,” another added.

Source: Love What Matters Facebook / Photo credit: Love What Matters Facebook

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This Is How Denny’s Responded When This Employee Said Their Rule Violated His Religious Beliefs

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A Muslim server in Ocala, Florida, says that he was fired from his job at a Denny’s restaurant for refusing to remove his head covering. He has now filed a discrimination complaint and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is investigating his allegations.

Marlondejaun Guy, a U.S. citizen originally from Trinidad, says that his managers at Denny’s repeatedly asked him to remove his head covering, called a kufi, and refused to give him daytime hours if he did not, Ocala.com reports.

In a video shared online (shown below), Guy says that his manager told him, “If you get rid of that hat, I promise I will give you day hours.”

Guy, a husband and father, adds that he wanted to work the day shift because during the night shift he only made a fraction of what daytime workers made, and he was struggling to get by and provide for his family. He repeatedly asked his managers for daytime hours, but they say they would not let him if he continued to wear the kufi.

One day, Guy traded a day shift with another employee and was sent home within 45 minutes.

“He’s only to be working at night,” a manager said, reprimanding the manager who approved the swap.

Last year, a manager of the Denny’s allegedly sent Guy a letter threatening termination because he violated the company’s dress code.

“It is with great sadness that I must tell you that if you do not conform to the proper dress code within 14 days, we will have to terminate your employment with the company,” the letter read, according to Guy.

Guy was later fired.

Guy’s attorney, Michael Hanna, said that if the allegations are true, the letter gives them direct evidence of the discrimination against Guy. Guy has filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC.

The franchise owner said that the company maintains policies against discrimination, Ocala.com reports.

“We do follow the brands standards regarding restaurant uniforms and uniform accommodation requests,” the franchise owner, EYM Diner LLC, said in a statement. “The allegations made by Mr. Guy do not contain all the facts and do not reflect the real reason for termination. We are confident that in a legal proceeding we will be cleared of any discrimination.” 

Guy said that the small amount of money he made working the night shifts left him unable to pay his electricity bill. After being fired, he moved his family into a women’s shelter, sleeping in his car while his wife and daughter slept inside so his daughter could have access to electricity for her breathing machine. She had to have seven to 10 breathing treatments per day to treat her severe asthma and bronchitis.

Guys says that thanks to community support, he has been able to move back home, but that “money is running out very quickly.” 

GoFundMe account was created to help support Guy and his family while the EEOC continues their investigation.

Sources: Ocala.comCBS MiamiYouTube

Photo Credit: Screenshot via YouTube

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Denny’s Customer Caught Off Guard By Note Written On Elderly Mom’s Receipt (Photo)

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The manager at a Denny’s restaurant in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, reportedly wrote a message on the receipt of a patron who choked on her meal Monday afternoon — but it was one that was far from kind.

Bob Quigley, who has been a longtime employee with Denny’s, wrote the words “Add $15 for Life Alert button” on the bottom of the elderly woman’s receipt, reports the Daily Meal. Her daughter, Sarah Saba, took to Facebook to post a photo of the bill and express her anger over how her mother had been treated: 

In her post, Saba wrote:

As you all know my mom has had a few surgeries recently on her esophogus. She has trouble eating, swallowing and even keeping things down. She chokes when she eats and eating any meal is a process to her. To have a little normalcy in her day, she went to Denny’s in Brooklyn Park, to try to eat on Monday afternoon. This is what the Manager, yes the Manager wrote on her bill! ‘Add $15 for Life Alert Button” I cannot begin to describe the disgust and the rage I am feeling. I’m so very sorry mom!!

Quigley wouldn’t provide comment to the Daily Meal, but Saba said the owner of Denny’s told her the manager would receive a “write-up” and retraining, but added that he couldn’t be fired because of his longtime employment. The chain restaurant offered the family a free meal and a reimbursement.

She claims Quigley did call her and apologize, but her sister, Caroline Speikers, reportedly received a phone call from the restaurant’s owner maintaining that Quigley had been joking. The owner claimed that Quigley was actually referring to the 60-year-old waitress who served their mom, whom he said “could get hurt by running around so much.” 

Saba and Speikers told the Daily Meal that they don’t believe the owner’s excuse and that, even if it is true, it’s a blatant example of age discrimination and doesn’t excuse Quigley’s behavior.

“Either he’s mocking someone who is ill and disabled, or he’s totally comfortable discriminating against someone’s age,” Speikers said. “He has a sick and twisted sense of humor, and should not be allowed around customers.”

This isn’t the first time Denny’s in Brooklyn Center has been in the news. In 2014, two men were shot just outside the restaurant, just one week after a third man was shot in the wrist at the same location, reports KMSP-TV.

Sources: Daily Meal, Facebook, KMSP-TV

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