As many of you bacon fanatics already know Denny’s Restaurant has launched their first ever bacon event called Baconalia(facebook)! Proving that Denny’s is so committed to doing bacon right that they invited some experts down to their Head Quarters to try out their new menu, and by experts I mean, a group of bloggers that include the Mr. Baconpants/Bacon Live team of Jason Mosley and myself.
So what exactly is Baconalia? According to Denny’s lure, Baconalia is a long forgotten Roman celebration where Bacon was seen as the main course and not just the side dish that it sadly has become over the years. So to bring bacon back to it’s rightful place at the table, Denny’s is launching this 10 week celebration of bacon where customers will be able to order specialty bacon items off the Baconalia menu.
I have been eating at Denny’s ever since I can remember so getting a chance to go to their head quarters and set foot in the same test kitchen where they developed all my favorite Slam meals was almost too much to bear. Luckily I was able to contain my excitement and not embarrass myself by blurting out the Nanerpus song.
After meeting with the people behind Baconalia I found that they are truly dedicated to giving people the best bacon experience they can. The amount of research and development that went into each new item is amazing. Even with this new impressive menu I was surprised to learn that there were tons of recipes that they didn’t use, but not to worry, Denny’s would like to make Baconalia a reoccurring promotion so this is just the beginning of what they have to offer.
Now on to what you really want to know about, the menu. The printed menu itself is very cool. The front is a giant pile of crispy fried up bacon that just makes your mouth water. Once you snap out of the shock of seeing a menu dedicated to bacon you will open it to reveal 7 bacon inspired dishes.
The Ultimate Bacon Breakfast, Bacon Flapjacks, Pepper Bacon and Eggs, Triple Bacon Sampler, BBBLT Sandwich, Bacon Meatloaf, and the Maple Bacon Sundae. We will be diving deep into the menu over the next week giving you our reviews of each dish, but just to wet your appetite a little here is one of the new Baconalia TV Spots.
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By Sean Brett
Discloser: Denny’s paid for us to visit their test kitchen in South Carolina. They also give us gift cards that we plan to give away in a few contests. We are telling you this because we have to, even though mainstream media does not. If you have questions just check out our discloser policy.