I am not really known as a rule breaker. The rule, according to Jan (the p2P Mothership), is that, while traveling, you never eat at a chain restaurant. On a recent road trip with Shelley and Mary, Mary and I learned that Shelley had never been to Denny’s. Mary and I felt this rule needed to be broken, because, after all, Denny’s is part of our American culture. And, it’s always open! I included Mary on this decision so I didn’t have to be the only rebel. And Shelley didn’t object. Our breakfast plan was to stop at Denny’s in Louisiana on our way to Atlanta. It was a good Denny’s breakfast. They are pretty consistent on their food no matter what state you are in.
This rule breaking provided a few good opportunities – a good meal, share a part of American culture with Shelley, and provided a fun picture taking moment.
I can’t talk about Denny’s and not mention my favorite seasonal movie – The Santa Clause. To set the scene: It is Christmas eve. The dad (Scott Calvin) has his son just for the evening. The son (Charlie) really doesn’t want to be there. The dad attempts to fix a Christmas dinner for his son and burns the turkey. They head out on Christmas eve to find a restaurant for dinner.
…. pulling into the Denny’s parking lot
Scott: Alright, Denny’s it’s always open.
Charlie: I don’t wanna eat here.
Scott: What are you talking about? Everybody loves Denny’s. It’s an American institution!
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