In one thirty second ad during Sunday’s Superbowl, Denny’s restaurant made an offer that America couldn’t refuse.
All anyone had to do was show up at one of the diners between 6-Tuesdayday morning and 2 in the afternoon and they’d get a free grand slam breakfast.
People were watching, and they took Denny’s up on the offer – at least in Bangor.
The line started forming well before breakfast was served.
":I didn’t think it would be that busy that fast, we had a lot of kids come before they went to school this morning we had a line around the back of the building by six o’clock.":
":It was a shock we pulled in and I was like there’s a really long line.":
And some forgot about the Grand Slam deal.
":My wife reminded me she said, ‘Aren’t you going up to Denny’s for breakfast, I said Geez I forgot all about it, so it didn’t take me long to put my clothes on.":
The only cost was for beverages, taxes, tip and any upgrade that customers wanted.
":Can I get an order of hashbrowns":
Richard Eaton is the manager of the store on Haskell Road in Bangor, to cover the rush, Eaton brought in an extra dishwasher, an extra host and three extra servers.
":One order of hashbrowns!":
":It’s all going well the crew’s happy, the customers are happy everybody has so many patience and the food’s coming out so fast the people are being very, very generous today.":
Even if they had to wait in line.
":Since there is a line, yeah I’ll be here for a bit until I get free food.":
It was busy and in the first three hours 600 Grand Slams were served, more than 1300 total were served.
But those working say they’d be up to doing it again.
":It’s been a good day, we could do this once a week, I’d be all right with that.":