Denny’s Free Super Bowl Breakfast = Denny’s LONG Waiting Line (At 5:55 a.m.)
Last night the teens at my house wanted to get up super early before school because they had heard that Denny’s was giving a free Grand Slam breakfast as part of its Super Bowl promotion to all and sundry who came in between 6 a.m and 3 p.m. A free breakfast! A Grand Slam!
A great concept, right?
Not exactly. Everyone was up by 5:30 am and we drove the 4 minutes down San Diego’s El Cajon Boulevard and were in front of the restaurant at precisely 5:55 a.m. — a time when there was sure to be no line.
The restaurant was full…and there was a long waiting line out the door.
“No way!” said Greg, 17.
So they decided, since we were up that early and bleary-eyed, they wanted to go to McDonald’s.
So, in the end, it proved to be a GREAT promotion — for McDonald’s.
P.S. They don’t want to go back to Denny’s. They got up early for nothing. How many other customers wouldn’t go in due to the lines and how many other people will leave feeling irked?
Somewhere Ronald McDonald is smiling….