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2006/01/18 18:50:08 (permalink)

Denny's

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Everyday I see a commercial for Denny's on the network programs however here in Cincinnati there isn't a Denny's for....at least 100 miles. You would think that since there is no market around Cincinnati or Dayton that they would block the ads. I know they used block the Texaco ads because we haven't had one of those in 35 years.
(do they even still exist?)
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    Greymo
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/18 19:02:24 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Gourmet Bill

    Hello All

    Everyday I see a commercial for Denny's on the network programs however here in Cincinnati there isn't a Denny's for....at least 100 miles. You would think that since there is no market around Cincinnati or Dayton that they would block the ads. I know they used block the Texaco ads because we haven't had one of those in 35 years.
    (do they even still exist?)


    I hope that they have all gone out of business by now. This is a chain where the service is dreadful and the food is just about as below average as food can get.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/18 19:17:08 (permalink)
    They're still around in Michigan... Plenty of them at that..
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/18 19:30:13 (permalink)
    Denny's is no worse than the beloved Waffle House.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/18 20:26:55 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Greymo

    quote:
    Originally posted by Gourmet Bill

    Hello All

    Everyday I see a commercial for Denny's on the network programs however here in Cincinnati there isn't a Denny's for....at least 100 miles. You would think that since there is no market around Cincinnati or Dayton that they would block the ads. I know they used block the Texaco ads because we haven't had one of those in 35 years.
    (do they even still exist?)


    I hope that they have all gone out of business by now. This is a chain where the service is dreadful and the food is just about as below average as food can get.


    Denny's is everywhere..
    Still going strong and keeps on opening new one's!
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/18 20:58:10 (permalink)
    Aw, I've always liked Denny's. They died out in Canada (at least in Ontario) back in the late 80's, but then a few years ago, they made a comeback, and it seemed as though they'd survive. Unfortunately, it looks as though they've died out again. There's a Canadian chain that's similar to Denny's, actually. I was there once when I was about 5, but it's basically the same kind of food. It's called Smitty's.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/18 21:43:17 (permalink)

    You need to do your homework. According to the company website there are 33 Dennys within the state of Ohio including at least one with a Dayton address. The rest are scattered around the state. I would assume some of those are within the Cincinnati marketing area for broadcast television.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 12:32:02 (permalink)
    None. I've done my homework.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 12:42:51 (permalink)
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    Denny's is no worse than the beloved Waffle House.


    Yes it is!--and their color scheme sucks!
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 14:52:26 (permalink)
    Actually, I always liked Denny's, except for the horrendous service. Unfortunately, they shut them all down in the Columbus area. The best Denny's I ever ate in, in terms of service, was the one in Eureka, California. A close second was one in Spokane, Washington.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 15:11:22 (permalink)
    My guess is that Denny's is buying commecial time fom the national netwoks as opposed to the local station, and the network basically tells the affiliate - if you want to broadcast this program, you have to also broadcast the following commercials.

    It'd probably be more efficient if the local guy could tell the network "hey, there ain't no Denny's round here, can we run a local spot instead?? but I doubt that the advertising contracts work like that. The network guy might also reply that people in Cincinnati will encounter Denny's when travelling, and due to the advertising have a higher likelihood of stopping at a Denny's in such cases.

    Bottom line: if it bothers you that much, get Tivo and stop watching commercials, eh?
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 15:24:32 (permalink)
    Nope. It really doesn't bother me. As a matter of fact, you made a good point about travelers. I ate at one in Tennessee during the holidays.
    Same good food...same lousy service.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 15:51:12 (permalink)
    Being over 80% Latino, it's not easy to find a halfway decent AIR CONDITIONED (we have blistering summers) sit down place for traditional American fare lunch or breakfast here in Fontana. Farmer Boys is one, although they can be stingy on the A/C, and Dennny's is the other. The local Denny's offers great service and the food ain't half bad either. I'm glad we have that island of American dining amidst this sea of taquerias and restaurantes.

    On the other hand, across the 15 in Rancho Cucamonga there sits what could be a true roadfood place if they knew how to serve edible food. I've given Nancy's four college tries and will now chose Denny's over it any day.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 16:15:16 (permalink)
    As an aside to Gourmet Bill: have you checked out any of the other Cincinnati-oriented threads on here yet?
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/19 17:11:00 (permalink)
    Denny's is the only place I can get GRITS in Maine....
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/20 00:12:03 (permalink)
    We still have Denny's here, they are good for one thing and one thing only--after bar time. Everyone's hungry, Denny's has pancakes & snausages.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/20 06:00:28 (permalink)
    Thats it advertising! Thats why that Tasteless emporium of institional food aka Red something or other advertises here in the North east. For all the snow birds headded south. Chow Jim
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/20 09:57:55 (permalink)
    I eat at Waffle House at least once per week and have NEVER been to a Denny's...not sure why but just a fact.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/20 13:00:41 (permalink)
    Hey TJ - I'm new to this site - but I will definately check everything out.
    Thanks
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/25 08:53:07 (permalink)
    TJ has been doing his homework!
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/26 07:26:11 (permalink)
    Is Denny's similar to Shoney's. I know that Shoney's has a buffet and I do not believe that Denny's does. I only ate at one and that was in Rosemont close to the Chicago airport. It was about two in the morning and I had breakfast and it was pretty good. I recall that their menu was similar to Shoney's


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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/26 10:53:45 (permalink)
    Except for the buffert Denny's is similar to Shoney's. And Sambos, Perkins, Coco's etc etc etc.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/01/28 05:34:55 (permalink)
    I vowed off Dennys. There is one a block away from where I work and they are open 24 hrs. Anyways, a few of us working midnight shift would call them to place an order sometimes and if they did decide to answer the phone, they never seemed to have what we ordered. How do you run out of hamburgers and french fries? The best one was when the girl answered and said that they werent cooking then because it was time to take out the trash. So naturally I quit bothering as the food wasnt near good enough for this abuse.

    Low and behold. I told my wife these stories and she let me in on a little secret that she worked with a girl who's husband was the manager. After speaking with the girl, I called back a few days later and got the excuse that they had ran out of bread and was unable to make any kind of sandwiches that we had ordered. I kind of surprised the girl on the other line by telling her that Robert (the manager) and I would be up shortly to see what supplies they might need to get through the rest of the night so that we could run and get them. You could have heard a pen drop. Of course Robert was sleeping as it was in the middle of the night, but he did go in early and have some words with that crew. My workplace never had another problem with them, but I never ordered there again as I was afraid of what some of the ingredients may have been in the food after that.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/02/02 01:50:58 (permalink)
    Our local Dennys is pretty good and has decent service. My only problem with them is that their menu is pretty limited later in the evening. I love their grilled chicken salad, but on their later evening/overnight menu it isn't available. I don't understand that...it is just salad mixed greens, tomato, shredded cheese and grilled chicken...that would be easy to fix anytime of the day or night. When I eat late at night I don't want a heavy meal, but most of their overnight offerings are larger meals.
    Dennys was a regular hangout when I was in college, we could go there and eat and hang out for awhile and the waitresses never minded.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/02/02 10:25:22 (permalink)
    I do like Denny's patty melts but its still not one of our main stops, in fact I drive past the closest Denny's on my way to the Waffle House on Jax Bch.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/02/02 11:04:53 (permalink)
    I had good service in a 50's themed Denny's in NC, or maybe it was in VA along I-81...humph, can't recall. Doesn't matter, it's a chain. Anyway, the restaurant was in my hotel's parking lot, I barely had a choice in the matter. The grand slam breakfast is really, just too much food.
    But, the service was good and the food was decent.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/02/05 03:19:09 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    My guess is that Denny's is buying commecial time fom the national netwoks as opposed to the local station, and the network basically tells the affiliate - if you want to broadcast this program, you have to also broadcast the following commercials.

    It'd probably be more efficient if the local guy could tell the network "hey, there ain't no Denny's round here, can we run a local spot instead?? but I doubt that the advertising contracts work like that. The network guy might also reply that people in Cincinnati will encounter Denny's when travelling, and due to the advertising have a higher likelihood of stopping at a Denny's in such cases.

    Bottom line: if it bothers you that much, get Tivo and stop watching commercials, eh?
    You are quite right, T.J. We get Sonic commercials here in Portland, Oregon and i do not think there is a Sonic within a thousand miles of here.
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    RE: Denny's 2006/08/10 21:59:26 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by jeepguy

    Denny's is no worse than the beloved Waffle House.



    I do want to point out, the one's near the Detroit area are scattered and closing up. Hmmmmm, makes you wonder IHOP and Big Boys have a better chance than Denny's around here
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    RE: Denny's 2006/08/12 01:51:49 (permalink)
    There are still a couple Denny's left in the Lexington, KY area. I have been to both and have never had a problem...I love their food and the service has always been great.
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