Best breakfast chain: Waffle House or Denny's? | The Tylt
Safe havens from tornados and go-to breakfast spots for diners everywhere, Waffle House and Denny's are two of America's most predominant breakfast chains. Fans of Waffle House love the chain's simplicity and its scattered, smothered and covered menu items (crispy, with onions and cheese). But Denny's packs its own punch with its Grand Slam Slugger platter (pancakes, eggs, bacon, *and* sausage), and fans love the chain's personality. Where are you getting your breakfast?
Best breakfast chain: Waffle House or Denny's?
Waffle House is famous for its namesake menu item, but the chain has so much more to offer. From buttery biscuits to hash browns prepared any way you like them, Waffle House offers a humble, delicious breakfast without fail. According to The Daily Meal's Dany Meyers:
Since the first location opened in Decatur, Ga. in 1955, about 1,700 more have opened in 25 states, and while there are plenty of imitators, nobody comes close to rocking a waffle quite like Waffle House.
There's a magic in the breakfast there. The staff is always kind and enthusiastic about delivering your coveted waffles. Plus, the chain is there for you whenever you need it. According to Thrillist's Kristin Hunt:
Waffle House is so good about being open all the time, FEMA actually uses something called the Waffle House Index to determine the severity of hurricane damage. Green means Waffle House is open and running at full capacity. Yellow means limited menu. Red means it's closed, and sh*t is serious.
Points for all-around usefulness!
But Denny's has its own storied history. According to Delish's Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo, "it all started in 1953."
Harold Butler and Richard Jezak opened the first Denny's in Lakewood, CA. Except back then, it was known as Danny's Donuts.
After a slew of name changes, Denny's quickly found its place in America's heart. The restaurant has been featured on everything from "South Park" to "Breaking Bad" and has its own cast of breakfast-themed cartoon characters known as "The Grand Slams," complete with full episodes and breakfast-themed storylines.
And when it comes to the food, Denny's does not disappoint. Its signature dish, the Grand Slam Slugger, is a tribute to famed Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron. Whether you want a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, and pancakes, or a healthier option of turkey bacon, egg whites and an English muffin, Denny's has you covered.
Waffle House is the people's breakfast. The brains behind the waffles want to know what you want and how you want it, and they will never stop to question you.
Denny's knows its place in your heart. It will always be there for you, whether you've just finished a high school project or you're enjoying the 55-and-over discount.