Greek Family Restaurants
Do I really need to tell you what Denny’s is? For those watching the super bowl, besides watching a great game, we could indulge in some award winning commercials. Take the Denny’s commercial, with the mob guys talking, and the waitress squirting whipped cream into their breakfast. Then we hear the surprise announcement. Free grand slam breakfast on Tuesday.
Hold it! Greek families run many family restaurants in the US. Where I live, some are very good, and some are very bad. The food prices are about the same. You can get a good (or bad) meal for under $10. You’ll find people eating at both good and bad Greek run restaurants. You’ll find these restaurants in business for many years. I’m not talking about Greek food. I’m talking about American food. Why are some good and some bad? Perhaps some Greeks don’t know how to cook.
What about Denny’s?
What does Denny’s have to do with Greek family restaurants, both good and bad? Well, in my humble opinion – and you are free to differ – the grand slam is just a notch above bad Greek family restaurants. But in our down and out economy, I ‘m willing to risk everything, for a free meal. Twice I attempted to get this freebee – once at 6:30 AM and once at 11 AM. Both times had mobs of people, lined up outside. Both times saw the parking lot full.
Let’s learn from Seinfeld?
Why is this a bad thing, you ask? Let’s explore some points together. Have you ever watched Seinfeld? I know they sometimes eat in an apparent family diner. Remember the episode where George tried to make love to a woman, and eat a submarine sandwich, at the same time? It was a disaster, of the highest making. It’s about as bad as Kramer driving the fire truck. Denny’s giving the free Grand Slam, is only a notch above the Seinfeld examples. It reminds me of a Bugs Bunny cartoon…Yosemite Sam is locked inside a T.N.T. shed, with a dragon suffering from a bad sinus attack.
Ah-Choo! Ka-Boom! Welcome to the free Grand Slam!
How many tables in a typical Denny’s restaurant?
How many waitresses and waiters are usually there?
How many cooks are present?
How many supplies are on hand?
What is the average time a family sits down, to eat a meal?
Open the flood-gates, and enter a mob of hundreds, from 6 AM to 2 PM. What does it spell?