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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:02 AM

Call to all DUer's to Boycott Denny's

Yet another CEO saying he is going to put a surcharge on the menu for Obama Care and then have people deduct the charge from the servers tip. Wow these people really need to be put in their place. If they can't afford the price to do business in this Country perhaps they should lobby the White House for a single payer system. Not feeling for them at all. I suggest we BOYCOTT!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/john-metz-hurricane-grill-wings-dennys_n_2122412.html?ir=Business&ref=topbar&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

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Reply Call to all DUer's to Boycott Denny's (Original post)
goblue316 Nov 2012 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #1
csziggy Nov 2012 #22
hlthe2b Nov 2012 #2
RobinA Nov 2012 #29
4lbs Nov 2012 #3
JHB Nov 2012 #4
JB126 Nov 2012 #5
Atman Nov 2012 #6
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #7
MrYikes Nov 2012 #14
csziggy Nov 2012 #23
Apache Crew Chief 65 Nov 2012 #8
bemildred Nov 2012 #9
titaniumsalute Nov 2012 #10
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #11
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #12
sadbear Nov 2012 #26
Kablooie Nov 2012 #28
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #30
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #13
jimmy the one Nov 2012 #15
Iceberg Louie Nov 2012 #16
Pisces Nov 2012 #17
Coyotl Nov 2012 #18
MadBadger Nov 2012 #19
high density Nov 2012 #33
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #37
Bluenorthwest Nov 2012 #20
workinclasszero Nov 2012 #21
Aristus Nov 2012 #24
Xyzse Nov 2012 #25
Kablooie Nov 2012 #27
mimosa_bunny Nov 2012 #31
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #32
Cha Nov 2012 #34
TroglodyteScholar Nov 2012 #35
ffr Nov 2012 #36

Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:04 AM

1. No problem here, I have not been in a Denny's for years.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:42 AM

22. Same here

In fact, for most of the restaurants where the owners are making all these idiotic statements I either haven't ever eaten at one (Papa John's) or haven't eaten there for years.

The one I will miss is Waffle House. They make the best BLTs for quick and cheap.

My roommate worked her way through college and a graduate nursing degree by working as a waitperson at Denny's. Back then at a Denny's near campus it was hard for her to make enough money to eat, much less pay tuition. Because of her, I tip really really generously unless the service is unreasonably bad. Especially at cheap places like Waffle House, I tip 40-50%. More expensive places, I tip closer to 30%.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:07 AM

2. I am so prescient, that I started my boycott 10 years ago....

maybe even longer...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:32 PM

29. My Boycott

I started my boycott 25 years ago when I went there and every single thing in my breakfast order appeared to be microwaved. Ugh. Never again.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:08 AM

3. Fine. I'll pay the extra quarter, if it means Denny's workers get that healthcare.

All these people have to do is raise prices 25 cents per meal, and then like magic, healthcare for all!

But no, the CEOs whine and cry about how they will be bankrupt.

Really?

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:16 AM

4. I think it's a franchise owner, not the corporate CEO. However, boycott anyway...

I'm betting there are provisions in the franchise contract against "damaging the brand". A general boycott encourages Corporate to enforce such provisions. That would give this turdball bigger headaches than just boycotting his franchise.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:16 AM

5. Denny's is a horrible place to eat

and even worse place to work. I was there as a teenager and through college. They'd cut hours to keep you from being considered full time, and that was in the early 90's.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:22 AM

6. There is ALWAYS a better breakfast place

I can't imagine why anyone wouldeat at Denny's, anyway. Every town has a crappy diner...buy local.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:23 AM

7. I can't do it. I can't boycott any of these restaurants.

I don't ever go to "Denny's". Went once, will never ever go again. It reminds me of a really bad hangover.

I don't ever buy papa john's food substance. Ate that thing once, never again. Not quite sure what it was, but I am certain it was not pizza.

I've never been to a chick fil a. I'm not even sure what that is. Chickens go in one end, shit comes out the other.

I mistakenly went to Applebee's once under the impression that it was a restaurant.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:10 AM

14. lol

I'm sorry you had these experiences, but you sure stated them well,,,,and funny.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:44 AM

23. You missed nothing by skipping Chic Fil A

The one time I ate at one I got food poisoning. It probably should have been reported to the health department but I was too sick to go to a doctor, much less report anything!

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:26 AM

8. Greed without Honor

We have our heroes returning in flag draped coffins as we have an umbrella of protection for all America by our valiant heroes who stand on the wall. I never asked the grieving family when I perform honor duty for fallen veterans if he was a Republican Democrat or independent all that is needed to know is that he was an American.

Greed does not stand on the wall or come home in a flag draped coffins and we never provide an honor guard for greed.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:32 AM

9. Already do. nt

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:33 AM

10. I've maybe eaten there once in the past five years

Their food is awful.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:36 AM

11. Tastes like microwave food anyway. Only eaten there once in my life. nt

 

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:54 AM

12. That's a franchise owner

not the CEO.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:46 AM

26. This is an important distrinction.

This is just one guys who owns one (or a few) restaurants. He's not the CEO of the entire company.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:02 PM

28. If I were a CEO I'd be worried. These small guys effectively speak for the whole corporation.

In reality they don't but that's not apparent to most people.
Heck, most people don't even have a concept of franchising.

Anyone who speaks to the press essentially represents the whole corporation they work with.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:38 PM

30. And as the franchisor I would tell them

To shut up about it already

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:08 AM

13. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh obama won waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

 

i'll show you , i'll fix your little red wagon waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah i'll show you , i'll take it out on our employees waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah obama won waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanaaaaah

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:16 AM

15. Veterans Day freebies at denny's

Last monday, nov 12 2012, was veterans day & several restaurants offered free breakfasts lunches & dinners to veterans with an I.D. Since I am one - no special awards so pls no unwarranted sympathy or admiration - I went down sunday to a couple free dinners. Sunday was the day most restaurants offered the freebies while monday was actually vets day, & only some offered free meals on monday.
Denny's, to it's credit, offered a free breakfast on both days, but limited it to all you can eat pancakes, which for most of us is 3 or 4. Not bad, free coffee too, so I give em a thumbs up; but denny's was the least expensive offer of the 7 restaurants I went to on both days, sunday & monday (vets day has become my favorite holiday, free food!). The breakfast at 'friendly's' was some 'big twodo', eggs, french toast, & sausage, valued $5, better than the pancakes.

The best deal was TGIF, thank goodness it's friday, or thank god, whatever, a free ribs dinner valued at 18.49, and then was Olive Garden selected menu list shrimp alfredo $10, then Outback free bloomin onion, then chili's turkey sandwich, then yum yum red robin free burger/fries.
Other's giving freebies were applebees, sizzlers, texas roadhouse (none up here in n.e. pennsy).

But denny's had a history of racism going back a couple decades, some kind of flap I recall, and I rarely go there, but I rarely go out to eat anywhere.
Btw, I did leave a dollar or two tip at each place, which found it's way into waitresses pocket, not the restaurants profit margins.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:06 AM

16. The Decline of Business Savvy 2012

CEO's and franchisees, whose success or failure is ultimately lain at the mercy of the free market and consumer choice, decide that the prudent thing to do is to prioritize their own butt-hurt political opinions above effective public relations. If this election cycle has accomplished anything, it's stoking the flames of CON-servative white hot rage to levels not seen in decades, to the point that business men are alienating the majority of the public on whom their continued success is entirely dependent for the sake of making some kind of childish ideological point. At least these buffoons are saving us the trouble of developing apps to help avoid businesses which support plutocratic labor exploitation and social devolution.

But then, Denny's has had a tense relationship with the Obama Administration from day one:

http://onion.com/cbd86y

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:08 AM

17. Never stopped since they made black people pay upfront before serving them food.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:22 AM

18. not to mention greasy food everywhere

spare your heart and support workers too

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:23 AM

19. Its NOT The CEO. and Its NOT All Dennys

40 or so I think. Boycott those. Though personally I'd never go to a Denny's anyway.

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Response to MadBadger (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:22 PM

33. Does anybody on this forum understand what a franchisee is?

I'm so tired of these misleading threads. I'm no fan of Denny's or Applebees or whatever, but it's like some people are going out of their way to be stupid and shit on companies.

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Response to high density (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:57 AM

37. The way I see it

If Corporate HQ does not denounce the policy, they are accepting it by default.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:38 AM

20. Been boycotting them since their racism came to light years ago....

nt

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:31 AM

21. Boycott all these teabag assholes! /nt

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:59 AM

24. Shit. I haven't eaten at a Denny's in twenty fucking years.

No plans to ever again. I even avoid like the plague our local equivalent, Shari's. About 15 years ago, I was having a salad at a local Shari's when I found shards of glass in the salad bowl. I don't think I ingested any, or things might have been much worse. I called the manager over and showed him the glass shards in the bowl. His response was basically 'how intriguing', then took the bowl, and wandered away, never to be seen again. No apology, no comping the meal, nothing.

For inexpensive casual dining, I always patronize a local business. I've gotten to know and like the owner/managers, I get better food and service, and I'm supporting the local business community.

Denny's sucks...

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:36 AM

25. Geeze, Denny's is disgusting to begin with.

If there is one place that I would opt for McDonalds before it... That would be Denny's.

This coming from a guy that would go to the dingiest looking Chinese Take Out place as a point of pride.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:55 AM

27. I went to a Denny's for lunch recently and was shocked a their prices.

They are as expensive as the pricey upscale restaurants in the area.
It's ridiculous.
And now to patronize Dennys is to join the fight to eliminate your own health insurance.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:18 PM

31. I did this years ago

Along with almost every other chain restaurant. Support your local eateries!

I do go to Subway on occasion, rabbit food!

(first post, been lurking for some time)

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Response to mimosa_bunny (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:19 PM

32. Welcome to DU!

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:09 PM

34. No problem.. I haven't entered those

hell holes since last century.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:27 PM

35. This is a Denny's FRANCHISEE, not the CEO

He owns another restaurant (chain?), but there's no point punishing all Denny's restaurants because of this one idiot.

Shitty food...now THERE'S a reason to avoid Denny's.

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Response to goblue316 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:38 PM

36. Done.

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