Baconalia: Denny’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

It’s time to wrap up our series of posts from the Denny’s-sponsored trip to their headquarters to preview their limited time only promotion entitled “Baconalia – A Celebration of Bacon”.  And what better way to celebrate than by giving stuff away.  If you are one of our 2 lucky winners of a $50 Denny’s Gift Card, you’ll still have a few weeks left to try out some of the items on their “Baconalia” menu.

Just leave a comment and Ryan will randomly pick the winners from those who posted.  If you missed my earlier post giving an overview of the limited time menu, here are your Baconalia choices:

BBBLT ($8.49) – A BLT with 8 strips of Bacon, side of fries

  • Triple Bacon Sampler ($6.99) – Two eggs, hash browns, bread and 6 strips of bacon (2 Hickory, 2 Pepper, 2 Turkey)
  • Ultimate Bacon Breakfast ($6.99) – Two eggs, hash browns, bread and 6 strips of bacon (your choice what variety)
  • Pepper Bacon with Eggs ($4.99) – Two eggs, hash browns, bread and 2 strips of their new Pepper Bacon
  • Bacon Flapjacks ($5.99) – Flapjacks with bacon bits sprinkled in + 2 strips of bacon, 2 eggs and hash browns
  • Bacon Meatloaf ($8.99) – Bacon-infused Meatloaf topped with smokey ketchup and bacon bits + 2 sides, bread.

Here’s a more detailed review of the menu:

Click on these links to see my reviews of the Bacon Meatloaf and Maple Bacon Sundae.  As for the other 5 items, here are my general thoughts.  Denny’s is offering 3 types of bacon: Hickory Smoked, Peppered and Turkey. The Hickory Smoked flavor is really just the same bacon they’ve always served.  Their test groups overwhelmingly told them that people still just want traditional (hickory smoked) bacon and more of it.  It seems to me that’s sort of Denny’s brand: Give the people what they want.

That philosophy comes through with the Ultimate Bacon Breakfast where the main stay Denny’s offering of two eggs, toast, hash browns and bacon ratchets up from 2 strips to 6. I know I’m not the only one who hates getting a breakfast like this and then having to ration the bacon as you work your way through the meal.  The little devil on your shoulder tells you:  Just eat the bacon now.  But the more sensible side of you knows you’ll be disappointed when you get near the end of your meal and there’s no bacon left, so you take a little bite here and there throughout your meal.  Well, Denny’s has solved this little conundrum, by just giving you 6 strips of bacon with your breakfast.  The best part is, you’re saved the embarrassment of having to order your regular breakfast with bacon and then an extra side of bacon, oh, an one more side of bacon.  Now you just say, I’ll have the Ultimate Bacon Breakfast and there’s no more need to argue with your pitchfork wielding companion.

By going with the Triple Bacon Sampler, you’ll solve the additional problem of how to decide to which type of bacon you want to commit.  I’m a big fan of sampler platters, because I hate having to make decisions.  In my book, this menu item hits a home run for its combination of variety and quantity while eliminating shame and decision making.

The Pepper Bacon with Eggs is simply the vehicle to introduce their new Pepper Bacon.  I’m a fan of peppered meats in general.  I usually go with the peppered varieties of beef jerky, and will often order “blackened” steak, etc.  Denny’s Pepper Bacon lived up to my expectations for this class of flavor.  It had the pepper kick you’re looking for without just being obscene.  You can substitute the Pepper Bacon for regular Hickory Smoked in the Ultimate Bacon Breakfast or on the BBBLT, but I’m not sure you want to eat 6 or 8 strips, respectively, of this stuff in one sitting.  If you’re a BLT kind of person, then the Denny’s BBBLT will not disappoint.

Eight strips of Bacon adorn this lunch menu classic.  Fellow bloggers, Mr. Baconpants and his cohort Sean Brett, were both impressed with the fact that Denny’s understands the idea of letting the bacon hang out the edges of the sandwich when we sampled this item at the Denny’s test kitchen.  I’m no bacon aficionado like these two guys, but I tend to agree that it’s nice to not have to open up your sandwich to make sure you didn’t get cheated on the good stuff.

Finally, there’s the Bacon Flapjacks. While I was under-impressed with the creativity of this item (I’ve seen flapjacks with stuff sprinkled in before), I will say that the taste, texture and presentation all earned high marks.  All in all, the Denny’s Baconalia menu seems to have plenty of enticing ways to spend your $50 (actually, I just did the math, and you’ll have money to spare if you run through the whole thing).  Good luck!

141 comments on “Baconalia: Denny’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

  1. john says:

    I saw this and my eyes lit up! I wanted to try the bacon sundae so bad….the only hard part will be choosing either the meatloaf or the BBLT!

  2. I’m oddly intrigued by the maple bacon sundae and I have to try it!

  3. Bunny says:

    I <3 bacon :p The BLT looks good.

  4. Brent says:

    Heck yeah I’ll enter to win a giftcard to buy bacon with.

  5. livlaugheat says:

    Awesome! I’ve been bugging my husband to try the bacon sundae with me but he’s not interested (and probably a little grossed out). This would leave him without an excuse!

  6. Jess says:

    All you had to say was “everything on the menu.” Done! Yes!

  7. I’ve been meaning to try the bacon meatloaf but the last time I was at Dennys was the day before Baconalia started. Of course I had the Italian grilled cheese with mozzarella sticks in the grilled cheese so no complaints by me! :) $50 would be some mad eatin’.

  8. Jeff says:

    I haven’t been to Denny’s in a while but an Ultimate Bacon Breakfast would really hit the spot. Their peppered bacon looks really good.

  9. Nick says:

    This promotion is ending? As mysteriously as it arrived, it’s almost gone? Very disappointing. And I haven’t even been up at 4 AM yet to necessitate a trip to Denny’s.

  10. Noodlez says:

    Oh look a random comment, blue doves squawk at noon in the moon.

  11. Manavee says:

    Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon.

  12. Matt says:

    I LOVE BACON. Nom nom nom.

  13. Ken says:

    The idea of a bacon sundae is truly disturbing! So much so that I must try one.

  14. J.B. says:

    I have to give it to Denny’s they have come a long way from serving late night crap food for the drunks.
    Now they have a very excellent menu with pretty high quality food.

    Whoever fixed Denny’s needs to get hired by Burger King ASAP.

  15. Nate says:

    Love some Denny’s! My fave is the chicken-chipotle skillet with fries, goes down great with coffee!

  16. Omg i had The Bacon Sundae yummy and with the gift card i will have many more haha

  17. Chad says:

    I will gladly accept a gift card!

  18. Jason says:

    Hmmmm Meatloaf or BBLT???? Guess I would have to get both!

  19. Drewd says:

    I want bacon. Please.

  20. Tyler M says:

    IT’S BACON!! I’d get it myself but I don’t I have thumbs!! Oh wait thats Beggin’ Strips haha

  21. James says:

    There is no such thing as too much bacon.

  22. Tyrone says:

    Maple bacon sundae, we shall cross paths one day..

  23. Joe says:

    The sundae must be had!

  24. Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

    My girlfriend wants to try the BBBLT and I want to try the pancakes and sundae.

    It would be awesome if I could get them for free.

  25. Adam says:

    So are they keeping the peppered bacon? I agree with you, Murray. I love good peppered meats, and that stuff looks awsome. Great post!

  26. Anthony Ruiz says:

    So much bacony goodness. I’m leaning towards the BBBLT.

  27. Nicholas says:

    I can never go wrong with a BBBLT, its like crack.

  28. Brittany says:

    I haven’t been to Denny’s in a long time. I’d like to try the pancakes, not too sure about the sundae, though. :)

  29. hkvi says:

    the bbblt, sundae or the flapjacks. maybe all three if i can get a few friends to come tag along…. =)

  30. Scott says:

    Denny’s is always a good choice if you have some time. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad food experience, and if I have, it was forgiven the next time I went. Their Grand Slams are awesome (can barely eat it all) and a good value.

    I can’t wait to try their Baconalia Meatloaf and Flapjacks!

  31. alex says:

    the triple bacon sampler looks really good to me right now, I may just got have that for dinner.

  32. Helldog says:

    Meatloaf for sure. I can make BLT’s at home, but can I make bacon meatloaf? I think not.

  33. Justin ST says:

    The ladies will be impressed when I take them out for a Maple Bacon Sundae with my $50 gift card!

  34. Mattitude says:

    UPDATE! The Bacon Meatloaf was fantastic,I even went back three time for it and will go again before it’s over to try other things on the Baconalia menu!

  35. Jordan P says:

    That pepper bacon looks bomb.gov.

  36. Colin says:

    I LOVE pepper bacon. Well, actually, I love any bacon.

  37. Andy says:

    Would really like to try the BLT. Looks great.

  38. Lanis says:

    I would LOVE some bacon right now. I think I’d have to start with the meatloaf.

  39. John Kim says:

    I haven’t been to Denny’s in awhile! These new bacon selections will get me there in a hurry. I really wanna try their Pepper Bacon!

  40. Greg B. says:

    Love BACON! Slab bacon, thick sliced, turkey bacon, I love all bacon! bacon! B A C O N BACON! lovvvvvvve it! :)

  41. TonyJaguar says:

    If I win I promise to spend it all on the house white zin and an order of French fries

  42. Matt says:

    I wouldn’t mind a gift card!

  43. Chris says:

    Bacon flapjacks!?!?! count me in!

  44. Meg says:

    Bacon Maple Sundae please git in my BELLAY

  45. Malika says:

    This. IS. HEAVEN. Oh my gosh I’d DIE for $50 at Denny’s.

  46. Carol says:

    i like free stuff!

  47. Lindsey says:

    I would love to try these awesome menu items! Could use the $$ for some sweet grub!

  48. amy marantino says:

    yum, bacon!

  49. Liz M. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Free + bacon = awesome!

  50. Maria says:

    I’ve always wondered what heaven was like…Denny’s has provided me with the answer.

  51. Zachary Spence says:

    I havent been to dennys in years!

  52. SkippyMom says:

    Needest this! lol – the bbblt is the awesome.

    Thanks.

  53. Jill N. says:

    If I win this contest, I’d celebrate by having a martini made with bacon-flavored vodka. There is such a thing, you know.

  54. Emma says:

    mmmmmmmmmm bacon. that all looks so good. only because of the bacon.

  55. Nick says:

    I don’t think bacon is as good as everyone hypes it up to be but the bacon sundae does seem interesting

  56. Clevegal42 says:

    I’ve had the Baconalia! I got the BBBLT. It was tasty. I was too much of a wimp to try the sundae. My dad got the Ultimate Bacon Breakfast because he likes keeping the cardiologists in business. I wanted to try the bacon pancakes but I haven’t been back.

  57. Daniel n says:

    Bacon meatloaf looks interesting but bacon ice cream sounds cometely disgusting.

  58. Steven says:

    They should offer a cocktail glass of bacon.

  59. Alex says:

    Me and Ron Swanson would love some Bacon.

  60. Aaron says:

    I want that bacon sundae gosh darnit!

  61. Bensly says:

    Bacon flapjacks??? DO WANT!

  62. maxchain says:

    The BBBLT, huh? These food places have a nasty habit of claiming there are a bunch of bacon slices when they’ve just cut two a couple times (I’m looking at you, Wendy’s), but if you say they’re good for it…

  63. Mark P says:

    Holy bacon pancakes batman! Yes please!

  64. Malcolm says:

    Hot fudge sundae = pass
    Caramel sundae = pass
    Maple bacon sundae = me like

  65. Bacon makes my soul smile. :D

  66. Joseph says:

    denny’s should have a bacon sandwich, just 8 slices of bacon and bread

  67. Brandon says:

    Gimme that bacon whoooooooo!

  68. @graciHas says:

    Whoa nice giveaway. I don’t normally eat bacon but I would definitely make an exception to sample this menu!

  69. J.A. says:

    My friend made bacon brownies the other day…eating those makes me more likely to order those bacon flapjacks…mmm maple syrup.

  70. Chris W says:

    I love bacon, so I would probably have to try to work my way through all of the limited time offerings.

  71. mike v says:

    do i just leave a comment?! bacon

  72. hiten says:

    how do I win? I wanna try the maple bacon sundae really badly.

  73. Bill B says:

    The BBBLT has got to be the best. Great picks of headquarters, although you should have one of the garden out front.

  74. somesteve says:

    I want to win! I haven’t been to Denny’s in a long time and I love bacon!

  75. matt in the hatt says:

    BACON SUNDAY

  76. Sheri says:

    Had the blt just couldn’t get myself to try the sundae … from things I’ve read I might be missing out!

  77. astrid says:

    Bacon good – love the posts.

  78. John Upton says:

    So I tried making the maple bacon sundae at home, and my first attempt failed, o boy did it fail “way to much salt” and the second “and finale attempt” had to much sugar, so going to the restaurant is much easer and will hopefully taste better;-)

  79. DeBo says:

    I must try the maple bacon sundae

  80. Velcro says:

    Bacon pancakes, please.

  81. Stew says:

    I wanna try the bacon meatloaf…yum

  82. Eric says:

    If I win, I vow to only buy bacon related items with my giftcard…unless they still have that cheesestick sandwich…well, maybe they can add bacon to that.

  83. Mami2jcn says:

    I’m starving and all of those look wonderful!

  84. Laura says:

    The BBBLT looks good. There is a Denny’s in walking distance from my house and I don’t get there often enough.

  85. Jenny Loveridge says:

    I’d love to try some of the bacon specials!

  86. Moku says:

    The bbblt looks good, but my doc said I need to lower my cholesterol.

  87. Sully says:

    The bacon sundae sounds awesome. Just about everything on the Baconalia menu sounds like it would be great!

  88. Levin says:

    Great excuse to go to Denny’s.

  89. Jeff says:

    I’d go for the bacon meatloaf. And the bacon sundae for dessert.

  90. Patrick says:

    This will be great for my health!

  91. Koni says:

    I’ll try those bacon flapjacks

  92. christian says:

    awesome…! 50 bucks to spend on bacon…!

  93. tom h says:

    Moar bacon. That sampler is looking supreme right now.

  94. Ross says:

    If I win I’ll regift the card. Nasty ass greasy bacon.

  95. John says:

    Non bacon related: The blueberry pancake puppies are pretty awesome

  96. Michael says:

    I’m disappointed Dennys does not offer the On Swanson, a bacon wrapped turkey leg. Only people who watch Parks & Recreation will know what I’m talking about.

  97. Echo710 says:

    Free food… who could say no?

  98. Mikey says:

    It’s a drive to the nearest Denny’s but I’ll gladly take the ride. Thanks for the chance!!

  99. Sarah says:

    Mmmmmm, bacon!

  100. Tim B says:

    That Bacon Sundae just seems so wrong that I’d probably love it =)

  101. Kevin says:

    Bacon is good

  102. Kevin says:

    I likes the bacon

  103. Crusader says:

    Wow, bacon! Can you imagine letting a dog loose on all that?

  104. Neil says:

    Mmmmmm…. bacon.

  105. Chris says:

    Yes, please! :)

  106. josh says:

    omgggggggggg bacon

  107. Roger H says:

    Yeah, I would love to have some breakfast, those pics of the eggs and bacon look amazing.

  108. Christian says:

    I want to try the bacon meatloaf!

  109. Crai says:

    The nearest Denny’s is 40 miles away, but I’m going that way tonight, so it’ll be my first try at the bacon orgy. What’s not to like? It’s bacon!

  110. Kayleigh says:

    Really want to try the new pepper bacon! Plus the Dennys close to us has the best video poker machines, so winning this gift card would give me more gambling money :D

  111. VanessaG says:

    Oh my goodness! My brother and I have been talking about the bacon sundae since we saw it on here! If I win…we are so going to dig in! Oh and we have to get some pancakes too! I’ve not been to Dennys in so long, so winning would be awesome!

  112. Bolt Zapon says:

    Bacon me, please.

  113. Heidi says:

    I’m all for bacon.. but not with my ice cream!

  114. theorbo says:

    Bacon!!! Sign me up! Thanks!

  115. Jon says:

    Vegetarians should try bacon. It will change their world.

  116. Will says:

    MMMM…. I want some bacon. Salty, fatty, crispy. I want some bacon.

  117. Francois says:

    I can get behind this and perhaps also in front of that BLT.

  118. Danny says:

    50 dollars worth of Bacon goodness = duh, winning!!

  119. Tali says:

    i’m so freaking hungry

  120. quinn says:

    pick me.

  121. Piggly Winks says:

    Mmmmm…bacon num num in my tum tum just had a waffle burger TAB turkey,avacado & bacon. I dnt hav many friends :(

  122. EL34 says:

    OO, pick me! I don’t know how the selection process works but well, Wendy says that this is one of the two comments you should pick because… well… Wendy’s? Baconators? :D?

  123. Halevy says:

    Can’t pass up another opportunity to have pancake puppies and the bacon sundae.

  124. Ashley K says:

    I looove their BLT’s. I’m not really a fan of the sandwhich, because everywhere else just doesn’t do it like Dennys.

  125. JD says:

    Helllllloooooooo Bacon Flapjacks!!!!

  126. Bubbsy says:

    Here’s a tip for those of you who cook your bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet -
    Adjust the bacon so that instead of lying flat, it’s got a couple bumps in each strip so that the bacon looks like an inchworm or caterpiller, or camel humps, … you know? That way your bacon is not flat and stiff – when it crisps up it stays in that shape. In a BLT, that gives the bacon a better bite-through texture, and makes the sandwich thicker and seem much bacon-ier.

  127. Dom says:

    mhmmmm sampler.

  128. Brian says:

    I want bacon!!!

  129. Steve L says:

    Bacon. Its not a question. Its an answer. Whooooo!

  130. oldebekn says:

    Triple Bacon Sampler? Yes please, can I have another…

  131. Rafa says:

    those eggs dont look real.

  132. snuff says:

    I’m pro-pig

  133. Ginia says:

    Hey guys, thanks for reminding me that Baconalia has an expiration date. I tried the triple bacon sampler and maple bacon sundae, and they’re both worthy of being permanent menu items. Just in case, though, I’ll be snagging another sundae tonight.

  134. Shannon says:

    Everything looks too good to not try

  135. Chuck says:

    Holy cow that’s a lot of bacon-based food options!

  136. eric says:

    Bacon is the greatest. I hope I win…………

  137. karin says:

    That BLT looks delicious and the Triple Bacon Sampler is very inviting— mmmmm! Yummy!

  138. Kristen says:

    I’d like to try the Bacon Flapjacks.

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