At least they had the good sense not to make Grand Slam Auto.
In an effort to increase patronage from Generation X parents Denny’s has launched “Greatest Hits Remix.” So far, coverage of the quirky campaign has been a little snarky: What’s Atari Up To These Days? Oh, Just Making Hashteroids. You know a Gen-Xer wrote that.
Denny’s has teamed up with Atari to release three of its classic games — Centipede, Asteroids and Breakout — on Denny’s mobile app, but with a branded twist. Asteroids, for instance, will be called Hashteroids, in a nod to Denny’s hash browns. In Asteroids, the object of the game is to destroy asteroids — which are replaced by hash browns destroyed by shooting ketchup from a spaceship-shaped bottle. Centipede is renamed Centipup, an homage to Denny’s pancakes, and Breakout is renamed Take-Out.
Now, we can eat our nostalgia. Yea!
My dear father absolutely loved Denny’s. It — and the Grand Slam — will always remind me of him. RIP dear Daddy. I miss you. I dreamt of him last night and in my dream he needed new shoes. But, I digress…
On the many road trips my dad took me on as a child there was one sign on the roadside I always dreaded seeing. It was this one.
Yes, I know that you were ALWAYS OPEN. I seriously spent about 200 collective childhood hours looking for a Denny’s — from town to town to town.
If Denny’s really wants to grow the affection of Generation X, they should replace those signs with ones that say CLOSED EVERY ONCE-IN-AWHILE. Ha!