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Denny's Jumps the Shark

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Is this a stroke of genius? Or are they incredibly tone-deaf? I can't decide. But this new mac and cheese patty melt puts the fried mozz grilled cheese to shame.

http://eater.com/archives/2011/08/31/...

DENNY’S TELLS AMERICA “LETS GET CHEESY!”
New Menu Celebrates America’s Love Affair with All Things Cheese

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 31, 2011) – Cheese enthusiasts across the nation are set to rejoice with the launch of Denny’s “Let’s Get Cheesy!” menu. Showing some serious cheese love, Denny’s fromage feast features six new dishes designed to make any cheese lover melt.

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  1. This is food for the foolhardy, I think. I like the term "heart attack on a plate" and I think it applies here. I'll bet it doesn't taste all that good, either.

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    1. re: sueatmo

      Denny's is the only place I know that can suck all the flavor out of bacon.

      1. re: rockycat

        LOL. How can you ruin bacon? Oh, wait, at a breakfast awhile back I ate bacon at IHOP. How can you mess bacon up, I asked myself as I stared at twisted burned bacon on my plate.

    2. Rachael Ray has 3 mac n' cheese burger recipes out on her site. Maybe she "inspired" them.

      1. I'm disappointed that the picture featured regular fries and not cheese fries.

        I'll admit I'm a bit curious about the strawberry pancake puppies. It's just really hard to get fried batter wrong and strawberries are good on everything. Seems like a can't miss.

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        1. re: ediblover

          Why not go all the way and have poutine as the side dish?

        2. There was something like this on an episode of Triple D. I can't remember exactly what it was, but maybe another Hound can remind us.

          1. Honestly, I am a little disappointed in them. They should have gone all out and battered and deep fried that bad boy. And drizzled cheese sauce over that. THEN I would be impressed.