Best breakfast chain: Waffle House or Denny's? | The Tylt
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.
Although the Waffle House Index is currently in the red amid the coronavirus outbreak, the chain still deserves love and support for its 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 a family. In the midst of disaster, this chain not only keeps you fed, but it keeps you updated. Although a red Waffle House Index is certainly not cause for celebration, we can appreciate the fact that there is a restaurant chain out there this committed to staying open and serving customers. Hopefully this index will be back in the green sooner, rather than later.
Denny's also 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.