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For One Day, Denny’s Will Serve A Blue Moons Over My Hammy Sandwich At Miami Locations

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Halloween is days away, and my excitement for the spooky night is unbound. Nearly as unbound as my excitement for anything breakfast-related. 

To celebrate Halloween, Denny’s is releasing an eerie take on their classic Moons Over My Hammy. The iconic breakfast melt, which features scrambled eggs, ham, American and Swiss cheese, will now sport a bright blue aesthetic. 

The Blue Moons Over My Hammy will be available for one day only at select Denny’s locations throughout Miami, FL, on Oct. 31. 

If you’re itching to go out and try this new sandwich on Halloween, be sure to stay safe out there! 

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Denny’s Begins Serving Beyond Burgers

Last week, Dunkin’ Donuts announced the introduction of plant-based protein Beyond Meat to their menus in the form of new breakfast ‘sausage’ sandwiches. Now, another major chain has revealed that they’ve been cooking something up with Beyond, and it looks to be the first family diner chain to do so.

Denny’s has announced that they will begin serving Beyond Burgers at their restaurant locations.

The new meatless protein option will be available at all Los Angeles locations of Denny’s as of today. It features a 100% plant-based Beyond Burger patty that’s topped with sliced tomatoes, pickles, lettuce, American cheese, and Denny’s All-American sauce on a multigrain bun.

In honor of the new menu addition, Denny’s will be giving away free Beyond Burgers (with the purchase of any beverage) on Halloween Night from 4pm to 7pm. Anyone in the Los Angeles area looking for some plant-based sustenance during their night of spookiness will definitely want to check it out.

While they will only be served at LA locations, Denny’s plans to give Beyond Burgers a nationwide launch in 2020.

Full disclosure, I own a share of Beyond Meat.

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Denny’s Rolls Out Mobile Relief Diner To Help Feed Hurricane Florence Victims

Hurricane Florence has been a devastating and tragic event, but it has also helped bring out the best in people and companies. Chick-fil-A, Jose Andres, and others have aided thousands already. They’re about to get some help from a brand new “mobile relief diner” that Denny’s just rolled out.

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Created as a way to help those in need regardless of the crisis, Denny’s new mobile diner is a customized 18-wheeler featuring a 53-foot kitchen. They can park anywhere and set up folding tables and chairs as needed while whipping up free pancake breakfasts to those who need them. Bacon, coffee, and other drinks will also be served.

Denny’s has been testing the Mobile Relief Diner out in previous disasters, feeding over 14,000 people during Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the recent wildfires in Northern California. That version of it was temporary, and the new truck is Denny’s improved and more permanent version of what they conceived during those events.

The Mobile Relief Diner team is already out in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, working closely with local officials and disaster relief organizations to identify the areas they can serve best. Those looking for a meal can track down the truck by following its official Twitter handle, @DennysMRD.

Relief for Hurricane Florence won’t mark the end for Denny’s new mobile diner, as they plan to send it out to wherever else needs it in times to come.

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Denny’s Just Created A Star Wars Themed Menu For The Han Solo Movie

Whether you like the idea of a Han Solo prequel or not, we’re still getting one. With the latest trailer release, our concerns of Solo: A Star Wars story were alleviated a bit (thanks to the stellar cast) as we draw closer to the May 25 release date.

Ahead of the premiere, Denny’s created an entire breakfast menu based on the upcoming Star Wars film.

The new menu features items like the Co-Reactor Pancakes (pancakes topped with strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and Crystal Crunch Rocks), the Blaster Fire Burger (a burger featuring chipotle gouda cheese, bacon, and spicy Ghost Pepper sauce), the Two moons Skillet (two sunny side up eggs on a bed of savory potatoes), and the Crystal Crunch Milkshake (a milkshake served with popping crystals).

Denny’s is also offering exclusive Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards during this promotional period and net proceeds from the sale will go towards No Kid Hungry — helping the fight against childhood hunger.

The new Star Wars menu is available now through June 26, about a month after the film hits theaters. May need to set a day aside and go in on all these breakfast items, possibly May 4th (AKA Star Wars Day).

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7 Ways Restaurants Control Your Mind

The mind can play some pretty powerful tricks on you when it comes to food. Brands have spent decades crafting their presence into the brains of customers, to the extent where even the slightest association to the restaurant brand can make someone crave something to eat. Through commercials, promotions, word-of-mouth, and product placement, we absorb the mind-messery of corporate brands on a daily basis.

While some are strong enough to resist the pull of restaurants, a fair amount of us can’t help but succumb to their Jedi mind tricks. Let’s take a look at seven instances where restaurants control our minds.

McDonald’s: The Red & The Yellow

When your eyes glance over at the iconic color scheme of the fast food burger company, you can’t help but wonder if a slight detour for some generously salted French Fries might be in the realm of possibility.

We know when we see something with a bright red background and the slight detail of yellow in the foreground, our minds instantly associate it with McDonald’s.

Homestead explained why the two colors are prominently featured. Red is said to increase one’s appetite while creating a sense of urgency. This allows customers to both crave food, but not linger once they get their orders. The yellow reflects cheeriness and optimism which parallels McDonald’s popular slogan “I’m Lovin’ It.”

We see you McDonald’s, and that’s a problem for our waistlines.

 

In-N-Out: Any Social Media Image

This 4 day weekend is looking mighty fine. Thank you @cheatdayeats for the #DreamEats! #VisitCalifornia

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In-N-Out is the rare exception to the fact that fast food product shots look better than the real thing. The California-based burger chain’s product shots look good, don’t get us wrong, but there’s something about a real-life Double Double that’s assembled and oozing with cheese and spread that simply sets a fire in our spirits.

Because of its massive popularity, hundreds of people post photos of their In-N-Out order on social media on a daily basis. The best form or word-of-mouth promotion, our hearts skip a beat whenever we see mounds of melted cheese and glops of spread sauce smothered over a bed of crispy fries.

We can’t stop thinking about In-N-Out for days once we see a peer post that perfect In-N-Out photograph. Pro-tip: Extra Well Done fries are the greatest pairing to any burger.

Popeyes: Fried Chicken Tuesdays

Long time no 🍗🍗 #popeyes #friedchicken #frenchfries #yummy

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It’s Tuesday and you’re just craving something cheap and salty. Unfortunately the nearest taco truck has a line around the block. This happens more often than not on our lunch break and our immediate solution is to round up the squad and head over to Popeyes.

Tuesday’s have become synonymous with grabbing a few fried chicken lovers and heading to the nearest spot and capitalizing on Popeye’s fried chicken special (a leg and a thigh for $1.99). It’s essentially the fried chicken equivalent of Taco Tuesday.

It also doesn’t hurt that Popeyes arguably has one of the best fried chicken offerings around.

Denny’s: 24 Hour Breakfast

Ah, the other red and yellow. Actually, it’s more like yellow and red. Like McDonald’s, Denny’s has a similar effect on us when we see the classic color combination in the distance during a long night drive. The Yellow evokes a calmness and euphoria in us, while the red tells our stomachs we’re actually hungrier than we think.

Combined with our undying love of breakfast foods, we’re more than likely to pull over to the nearest Denny’s. Especially since no matter what time of day, the 24-hour diner chain will serve you breakfast. Just thinking about some fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, juicy sausage, and an egg as bright as the sun brings a song of joy to our hearts. Especially if I can crush a plateful at 3am.

Wingstop

#Wingstop Caution: Looks As Good As it Appears! 💪🏽🍟 @wingstoppopten The New King of #Memphis

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The name says it all: Wingstop. Pretty often after work, we’re tired and ready to go home and not think about anything for the next 12 or so hours. While our love for chicken wings is truer than the first February arrow of a certain cheeky cherub, we usually hate getting off the freeway to order our chicken and wait for it to finish.

So what’s the allure of one of the most consumed item in the United States? Mass appeal, according to the Financial Post.

Sports fans can gorge on them, gluten-intolerant chicken lovers can enjoy them without getting sick, they’re a communal dish you can eat with your hands, and the wings are custom-tailored to your flavor palette.

So as we cruise down the freeway on our way home, we just call ahead for our wings, stop by to pay and pick up, and are on our merry way to fill our bellies into the night.

Long John Silver’s

The old saying is totally true: you want what you can’t have. Because there are so few Long John Silver’s fast-food seafood locations left in our area, we find ourselves craving them practically every time they’re mentioned.

Folks crave foods of higher calories, especially when they perceive in the heat of the moment that resources are scarce. Lack of nearby Long John Silver’s locations gives us the sense of immediate urgency in eating the fried seafood, regardless of how full we currently are.

It also doesn’t help that pretty much anything on an LJS menu is hot fire, meaning we’ll have to order a platter of everything to satiate our cravings, or make a second trip back at our earliest convenience. Usually, it’s the former.

Little Caesar’s: Hot N Ready

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Cheap, hot, and ready to eat in a matter of seconds. It isn’t a coincidence that Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread is named what it is: this stuff drives us crazy. In an age where time is essentially money there’s definitely something appealing about cheap and hot food you can your hands on in seconds.

Inexpensive, delicious, served in massive portions, and ready to go as soon as you order, the breadsticks have driven us mad on many drives home.

We can’t stop ourselves at one bag either. Typically the first bag acts as a drive-home snack, while the second will be a kingly feast served with a side of ranch dressing. If you’re not completely stuffed with gluten at this point, the deep-dish pizzas are pretty damn good, too.

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Denny’s Adds Early Holiday Items Including Cranberry Orange Pancakes

While we’re still not quite at Halloween or Thanksgiving yet, Denny’s has already begun preparing for Christmas. The American diner chain has released a duo of holiday-inspired pancake dishes fans can enjoy a few months early to get in that holiday spirit.

Denny’s new featured breakfast dishes are the Cranberry Orange Pancake Breakfast and the White Chocolate Raspberry Pancake Breakfast.

The Cranberry Orange comes with cranberry fused buttermilk pancakes that are topped with orange cream cheese icing. It’s served with two eggs, hash browns, and a choice of bacon or sausage. The White Chocolate Raspberry comes with two white chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes and the same breakfast offerings as the Cranberry Orange dish.

Man, we’d crush an order of either of those dishes. Extra crispy hash browns, please.

Patrons can find the breakfast items at participating Denny’s locations for a limited time. Just be sure to bring a sweet tooth or two along.

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Denny’s New Sausage Mascot Has Gotten Some Pretty ‘Crappy’ Twitter Feedback

Denny’s has a new sausage mascot that really looks more like, well, something else.

The above photo of the new Denny’s character has gone viral because it literally looks like a piece of poop. Since the original picture went online, nearly everybody has been taking hilarious shots at this “sausage.”

While the sausage mascot is just now gaining internet fame, it’s been around for a hot minute. According to SF Gate, the earliest taken photo of the sausage was dropped in early August. In the past, Denny’s has also had a rather creepy pancake mascot.

It’s unknown as to why Denny’s chose to go with a mascot that really just looks like a turd, but hey, we’re all for the laughs it’s produced so far.

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Apparently Lil Dicky And Kanye Casually Eat Denny’s After Playing Basketball

Real “Dickheads” know that Lil Dicky can mop the floor with people on the basketball court, often bringing up his “several rec league MVPs.” Well, apparently he also plays pickup ball with none other than Kanye West, leading them to a random Denny’s meal.

In an interview with Foodbeast, Young Dick revealed that he’s been playing pickup basketball with West about three times a week, and as friends often do after playing ball, the two made their way to Denny’s for a postgame meal.

“I think we both got the All American Slam, and he got extra cheese on his eggs,” Lil Dicky said. “It was awesome. I’m a huge Kanye fan, and a huge Denny’s fan.”

Prep yourself for the dang weekend with a hearty spread like @amku2500

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While Lil Dicky said he didn’t want to go overboard on his meal, he mentioned that Kanye went balls out and ordered a strawberry milkshake with his breakfast plate.

“I don’t like mixing business with pleasure like that,” Lil Dicky said about skipping the milkshake himself. “I was just trying to get the protein in.”

It might sound like a weird combination to have Lil Dicky and Kanye West just casually playing basketball and strolling to a Denny’s, but you might remember that Ninja of Die Antwoord once had an awkward basketball and banana pudding filled day with Kanye. Well, the basketball and banana pudding wasn’t awkward until Kanye started playing anal porn on the TV. Ninja also detailed that they were playing against Drake that day, as well.

It’s safe to say that Kanye loves playing basketball with other rappers, and if that’s the case, Lil Dicky and his love of basketball make him a perfect running mate.

As far as Kanye’s skills on the court, Dicky playfully said, “He’s good, but I’m just a little bit better.”

Never forget

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Lil Dicky has been busy of late, releasing music videos for his “Professional Rapper” album, performing his energetic hip hop hits at music festivals, and trying his best to stop people from dabbing.

His latest endeavor into the food and drink world has him teaming up with Drizly and Mike’s Hard Lemonade, as they plan to throw a house party for fans with Lil Dicky himself hosting.

The “Save Dat Money” rapper has been keeping busy to say the least, but one can never be too busy to ball up with Kanye or indulge in some classic Denny’s meals.