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Denny’s Gets Fancy With New Hand-Pressed Craft Burgers

Denny’s is taking a stab at gourmet burgers by introducing a limited time “Big Burger Show” menu.

These won’t be your run-of-the-mill frozen patty burgers, as the 100 percent beef patties will be hand-pressed and made to order, and nestled inside a brioche bun.

Highlighting the menu are the new Honey Jalapeno Bacon Sriracha Burgers and Bacon Gouda Burgers.

The Sriracha burger features a fresh beef patty with sweet, yet spicy thick-cut honey jalapeno bacon, and a spicy jalapeno and Sriracha sauce. After that, the typical cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles fill up the beastly burger.

As for the Bacon Gouda Burger, it is topped with four crispy bacon strips, sweet caramelized onions, shredded Italian cheeses, and covered with a Gouda cheese sauce, along with the standard lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles.

Rounding out the full menu will be Denny’s Slamburger, Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger, Bourbon Bacon Burger, and Double Cheeseburger.

If you’re hitting up Denny’s for one of your late-night escapades, you now have a couple new premium burger options on deck.

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Denny’s $4 Menu Now Has Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

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Growing up, it was frowned upon to eat peanut butter cups for breakfast. Naturally, we just hid a bunch in our backpacks until we got to school and went ham on them once we were in the clear.

Now you totally can have it for breakfast, despite my mother’s protests. In fact, Denny’s is actually gonna nurture our childhood shenanigans with some sweet new pancakes.

Denny’s has announced the addition of a completely new $4 menu that features a few imaginative stacks of pancakes. The new $4 menu features Super Blackberry Pancakes, Banana Berry Pancakes, Sticky Bun Pancakes, and Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes.

Let that soak in for a second.

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The new pancake menu will be available now through March 20 at all participating Denny’s locations nationwide. Denny’s colorful stacks will be joining their $4 Everyday Value Slam and Biscuits and Gravy.

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These Are The Best Restaurant Chain Social Media Accounts That You Should Be Following

Let’s face it, we’re an ADD society with control issues. Nowadays it takes more than a jingle to keep our interest. We require visual stimulation, and things that’ll do more than have us ‘Like’ them. These creative brands know how to make fun of themselves, collaborate, and put on a persona beyond “happy meal” status. If you’re not following them by now, then you’re missing out.

 

1. Del Taco on Vine

https://vine.co/DelTaco

Props to the only fast food joint utilizing Vine. It’s quick, animated, and about the food. They know society has a short attention span, and capitalize on that. The Del Scorcho crew plays to a younger set, and it fits into our busy lives when we’re preoccupied with other accounts to obsess over.

 

2. KFC on Twitter

https://twitter.com/kfc

Embracing pop culture, KFC tweets to dudes like Austin Mahone. The Colonel himself even “drives” cross-country, en route to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, stopping at scenic destinations in need of drumsticks. They’re even open-minded enough to celebrate Hanukkah — menorah and all.

 

3. Burger King on Tumblr

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Photo: Burger King

http://burgerking.tumblr.com/

The King pleasantly surprised us with their Tumbling wit. Slightly obsessed over chicken fries, it’s an entertaining mix of animated GIFs, straightforward photography, and funny dialogue. Don’t knock it ‘til you check them out.

 

4. Starbucks on Twitter

https://twitter.com/Starbucks/status/603969007335559168

Damn, hipster Starbucks knows what’s up. Experts at changing up their Twitter feed, they make it pretty, but not too pretty. You kill us softly, Starbucks. Now go make our Venti Frap.

 

5. Sonic Drive-In on Instagram

Our #SquareShakes squad on point at #coachellavalley 👌

A photo posted by SONIC Drive-In (@sonicdrivein) on


https://www.instagram.com/sonicdrivein/

Taking the idea of playing with your food quite literally, Sonic’s food styling is right up there with adult coloring books. It probably helps to have rainbow hues of slushies and tasty candy bits at your disposal.

 

6. Denny’s on Twitter


https://twitter.com/dennysdiner

Denny’s is firing on all social media cylinders, but their Twitter feed took the syrupy pancake. It’s genius! Random thoughts. Current ideas. Funny, but doesn’t cross over into NSFW territory. The unexpected originality and consistency makes for a real Grand Slam.

 

7. Shake Shack on Pinterest

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https://www.pinterest.com/shakeshack/

Surprised? With 20 stocked boards referencing style, places, and pets they love, you almost forget it’s a brand page and not an East Coast millennial you want to be internet friends with. The Shack’s Pinterest account is an eclectic meeting of the minds where there’s something for everyone, with photos ranging from silly to extremely stylized. Then again, some might consider Shake Shack’s Pinterest to be sensory overload. The fact that they serve beer helps.

 

8. Applebee’s on Instagram


https://www.instagram.com/applebees/

How to do all of the work and none of the work at the same time: get your followers to be #Fantographers. Applebee’s Instagram account is almost completely driven by their fan base. Diners submit their snaps, and the powers that be decide which ones are featured. It results in bragging rights for customers, and an updated social media account for one evil genius, fast casual restaurant.

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For Today Only, Denny’s Is Giving Away Free Breakfast Apparel

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Who: Denny’s

What: The diner chain will be giving away swag from their online store. Items include coffee mugs, T-shirts, skateboards, bacon scarves, socks, leggings, and other cool apparel and novelty items.

After the event, Denny’s will post a link on the page where winners can claim their prizes. As you can see from the image above, breakfast lovers will not want to miss out on this giveaway.

Where: You can find the livestream on the Denny’s Facebook page.

When: August 16, 2016 at 2pm and 6pm EST.

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Denny’s Pancakes Get A Fluff Job

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Denny’s, the popular US diner chain, announced this morning that they’ve completely revamped their pancake recipe.

I walked into the Manhattan diner, one of the few in New York City. Along the walls, I noticed many promotional images featuring a person alongside a quote about pancakes.

Hmmm, wonder what their new secret item is gonna be?

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John Dillon, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Denny’s, said this:

Our pancake was fine, but it wasn’t quite good enough.

With that said, he introduced new buttermilk pancakes to the Denny’s brand.

Now 50 percent fluffier, I was a bit skeptical until they brought out a side-by-side of the original recipe and the new recipe. Holy crap, they were huge.

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Denny’s chose a flour that’s soft enough to give you a cake feel, but strong enough to hold fruits and other toppings. They now add fresh buttermilk and vanilla to the batter in the kitchen, which is supposed to add a smooth silkiness to the breakfast staple.

The original pancake batter had no eggs, the chain admits. Probably to make things easier for the cooks.

I flashed back to my high school days, walking to the Denny’s across the street from campus to crush some Grand Slams. I remember those pancakes being genuinely delicious, the kind you’d crave after a long day of dozing off in chemistry. Sorry, Mrs. Donor.

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The new recipe is even better now, I have to say. My love of breakfast foods as really jaded me when it comes to things like eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes. This wasn’t a let down, like most unnecessary reboots we see these days.

Denny’s new buttermilk pancake recipe seems to be a step towards revitalizing the brand. When Domino’s changed their crust recipe, it totally turned business around.

You can find the new pancakes in stores beginning July 12.

This could work.

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Man Walks Into Utah Denny’s, Spends $1000 Paying For Other People’s Food

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“Today I met an angel.”

That’s how one purported staff member at a in Utah described her encounter with a mysterious man whose act of kindness touched at least eight families, according to a Facebook post by Love What Matters.

According to the worker’s account, a man entered the restaurant and requested to be sat at a table that would be served by a waitress who is a single mother.

Although the staff member thought the request was “very odd,” they sat the man at a table waitressed by a single mother named Crystal.

The man allegedly sat at the table for two hours, “just watching people.” During that time, seven families came in and ate, and the man paid for each one of their bills, which in all totaled to over $1,000.

When the staff member asked the man, “Why did you do that?”, he replied, “Family is everything, I’ve lost all mine.”

“Looking into your eyes while you said that made me tear up,” the staff member’s account reads. “As soon as I got in the back I broke down in tears because your eyes had so much pain in them.”

The post continued:

“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.”

Since being uploaded last week, the Facebook post has garnered over 330,000 likes and has been shared over 176,000 times.

Written by Editorial Staff of NextShark

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Denny’s Is Selling Bacon Scarfs And Breakfast Skateboards

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National American diner chain Denny’s is selling more than just breakfast dishes. The company recently announced they will be offering breakfast-related apparel customers can purchase. Imagine rolling into work dressed like a grand slam.

The new items include a bacon scarf, coffee mugs, skateboard decks, egg hoodies and shirts and coffee-scented candles.

Called the Breakfast Stuff Network, fans of the morning meal can buy any of the 12 breakfast-themed items the restaurant offers.

The website also posted an infomercial parody where customers can actually text the items they’re interested in and get a free item. The diner chain quickly ran out, promising to restock as soon as possible.

Denny’s sent over a few select items from their online store, and since Rudy was the first one at the office, he got dibs.

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One Simple Denny’s Pancake Rule Led To A Woman Punching A Waitress

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Some folks take the term all-you-can-eat very seriously. An Illinois woman was charged with assault after she was told some very disappointing news about her pancakes: No sharing.

The Smoking Gun reports that the woman, Natasha West, was sharing her Denny’s $4 all-you-can-eat pancakes with other people at her table. A waitress at the restaurant explained to West that she couldn’t do this, causing West to Hulk out.

According to NBC Chicago, 27-year-old West began to swear and started swinging her fists at the server. The authorities say that in her flurry of fists, West struck the waitress that told her she couldn’t share. West then kicked a door numerous times and left the Denny’s without paying her bill.

After she left, the manager of the restaurant called the cops. They found West in a car with her dining companions a short while later and brought them back to the Denny’s to be identified by the staff. One of her friends paid the bill and West was arrested and charged with assault and damage to property.