"The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, February 3

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an unemployment line! No it's a free Denny's Breakfast!

Millions of people ate a "Grand Slam" breakfast today on the house at Denny's. During the Superbowl, they advertised the offer and I expected that those who usually eat at Denny's may take advantage of the offer. However, this morning on my way to work, I thought maybe I'd consumed some Michael Phelps Bong water for breakfast. I thought I was hallucinating. St. Anne's homeless shelter had found a new home between Sizzler and Office Max on 12th and Washington. A massive line 5 or 6 people wide wound out the door, down the side walk and made it way up Washington Blvd a good hundred feet. It was freezing cold! The crowd just around the bus stop was more than I'd ever seen. I wondered if these crazies had ever actually eaten a $4.99 Grand Slam Breakfast. It's nothing to write home about I'm sure. Mind you not everyone had taken the UTA bus to get to Denny's because the parking lot filled Office Max and Sizzler as well. I guess if you are starving enough to wait in the cold for 3 or 4 hours to indulge in 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon and 2 sausage links, you'd better get off work, get in your car, drive to Ogden and spend the day elbow wrestling other fellow gum-scrapers for hours to get a $5 gut bomb. Obviously, Denny's got their money's worth in word of mouth advertising.

2 comments:

Carlee Hoopes said...

I was out in Layton yesterday and it was the same story at the Layton Denny's as well. CRAZY!!!!

Erin said...

i kinda like the grand slam. yes, i have a little ghetto in my heart. the same little spot in my heart that likes waffle houses (now THAT'S a gut bomb, and it's even cheaper). i don't know if i like the grand slam enough to wait in a line that long on the 12th street denny's, but maybe the south ogden denny's...