Denny's Doubles Down On Bacon

Bacon is a wondrous dish. One of the highlights of the modern culinary world, things go over the top with a regular sandwich at Wendy’s called The Baconator, you can spread bacon mayonnaise on your BLT, and there’s even been the odd Bacon Sundae to eat after dinner. Denny’s is fully appreciative of the world of bacon that, like Sriracha, has become a mainstay of American food gluttony thanks to its distinct flavor. Baconalia is back, Eater reports.

On the menu this go around?

  • The Ultimate Bacon Breakfast
  • Pepper Bacon Avocado Omelette
  • Pepper Bacon and Eggs
  • Spicy Pepper Bacon Jack Burger
  • Bacon Pepper Jack Tilapia
  • Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae With Bacon
  • Maple Bacon Milk Shake
  • Maple Bacon Sundae
  • BBQ Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese bites
  • Caramel Bacon Stuffed French Toast
  • Ultimate BLT

This menu actually sounds pretty decent in many regards. A pepper bacon avocado omelette could be mildly healthy, and BBQ bacon mac and cheese bites might be an indulgent side dish. Some items, like the Ultimate BLT and Ultimate Bacon Breakfast, look to improve their bacon-ness in quantity alone. Finally, items like the Spicy Pepper Bacon Jack Burger honestly are a surprise in the fact that it’s just not a regular menu item.

The return of Baconalia is the latest in the trend of Denny’s being self-aware and humorous about their own image. They hacked themselves to catch onto the trend of hacked social media, and ran a promotional Hobbit-themed menu. While some of these initiatives seem absurd, at the end of the day, they’re being talked about.