Denny’s has been part of the American landscape for over 60 years. But did you know it started as a donut stand called “Danny’s Donuts”? Now it’s a restaurant that offers your typical American cuisine. That includes burgers, meatloaf, and fluffy pancakes. It is also known as a place to go no matter what time it is. The majority of its locations are open 24 hours a day.
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If you are a senior citizen, you may have been eating at Denny’s for decades. Maybe you are no longer visiting Denny’s at 2 a.m. after a night out. But, now you might be visiting the restaurant for the early-bird special.
No matter when you eat, you probably want to save as much money as possible. This article can help! Keep reading to learn about Denny’s senior discount. You'll learn how to save money and learn about some special menu items that were designed for older adults.
Denny’s Senior Discount Policy and Menu Explained
Denny’s does not offer a senior citizen’s discount. With that being said, Denny’s does have a 55+ menu that offers the same food in smaller portions at s discounted price.
According to Denny’s website, the restaurant offers ten discounted menu items. The menu offerings include breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. The items available are:
- Scrambled Eggs and Cheddar Breakfast
- Belgian Waffle Slam
- Fit Fare Loaded Veggie Omelet
- Club Sandwich
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Soup
- Country Fried Steak
- Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Haddock
There is little information on the website about the menu. One would assume that only those 55 and older can order from the list. But there is no mention of such a rule on the website. If you have a local Denny’s your best bet is to ask if they offer this discount the next time you visit.
Some of these menu options are low in calories. But there does not seem to be a particular health benefit from ordering off the 55+ menu. Denny’s is a fast-food restaurant after all. But the smaller portions do translate to fewer calories.
3 More Ways to Save at Denny’s
It’s great that Denny’s has ten menu items that senior citizens can buy for a discounted rate. But are there other ways to save money when dining at Denny’s? Keep reading to see what other tips or tricks you can try.
The American Association of Retired People (AARP) website lists Denny as a partner organization. Members of AARP may receive a 15% discount at Denny’s.
The website says that the discount can be used at any time of day for both dine-in and pick-up orders. The site says that it is only valid at “participating locations.” Confirm this discount with your local restaurant.
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Visit Denny’s website to sign up for their rewards program. You’ll be prompted to enter some information. You give your name, birthday, email address, and phone number.
Then you’ll start to receive “exclusive” emails. You will also receive 20% off your next order. And every year on your birthday you’ll get a “delicious” birthday gift from Denny’s.
Search for online coupons
Whenever you visit a chain restaurant, consider searching for an online discount code. Every once in awhile, you may get lucky and find an online coupon.
Currently, two Denny’s coupons are floating around. One for 15% off your purchase. And one for two free kids’ meals with purchase.
Saving Money on a Fixed Income
We hope that this article has given you ideas on how to save money the next time you eat at Denny’s.
You may want to save money because you live on a fixed income. Or maybe you want to save money because you’re trying to be conscientious about your spending. Especially if you are retired it’s important to pay attention to this detail. Many retirees work hard to live within their means. That way the money you have saved will last. And after you die your children will receive an inheritance.
If you are concerned with making things easy for your children after you pass away, consider starting end-of-life planning. You will be able to make decisions on whether you want to be cremated or buried. And you can also choose the hymns and readings you wish to have at your funeral services.
Making your own funeral decisions now will make it easier for your family when you die. Share your funeral plans with your loved ones. That way they know your plans. They’ll be able to focus on their memories of you instead of guessing important details about your last wishes.
Denny’s special offers may seem like small things, but saving a few dollars here and there adds up. And the menu items offer you a wide (and tasty) variety of options. So you can feel happy knowing you’re eating well and saving money. That’s something everyone can appreciate.