Denny’s gives It’s Diner Time a flavorful update with twists on favorite menu items

Denny's new Spicy Moons Over My Hammy, photo provided by Denny's
Denny's new Spicy Moons Over My Hammy, photo provided by Denny's /

While America’s Diner might be part of the classic restaurant food landscape, the favorite menu items can sometimes need a little extra pizzazz. Although no one wants that iconic bite to leave the menu, a little update surrounding the familiar can make all those memories even more flavorful. As seen with the “It’s Diner Time” revamp, the Denny’s new menu items blend the familiar with forward thinking and they are having people take a seat in that booth.

Menu revamps can be hard for restaurants. While a brand never wants to alienate its customers, there is a need to keep food choices fresh. Even a little tweak here or a few additions can make the dining experience exciting.

According to John Dillon, Denny’s president, “For 70 years, Denny’s has been that consistent place that feels like home, one where our guests can be their authentic selves and celebrate moments that matter. Our new menu feels like an extension of our diners and no matter what page consumers land on, it’s clear that it will always be Diner Time. So, the next time our guests want a delicious breakfast on a budget, a new twist on a classic diner favorite, or when they’re simply craving an oven-baked lasagna that truly tastes like home, we look forward to welcoming them into our booths.”

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Denny’s new Spicy Moons Over My Hammy, photo provided by Denny’s /

What are some of Denny’s new menu items?

Certain Denny’s menu items are iconic. From those fluffy pancakes to the Moons Over My Hammy, people know that these favorite bites will always be there waiting. With the new menu items, the familiar gets a little twist.

For example, now there is a Spicy Moons Over My Hammy. With spicy chorizo and pickled jalapenos, the kick of heat can get the temperatures rising. At the same time, it does not blow out the palate. It is approachable, yet exciting.

Another twist on a favorite is the new Red, White and Blue Pancakes. Blueberry pancakes are topped with fresh strawberries and cream cheese icing. Perfectly satisfying any time of day, these pancakes are paired with eggs, hashbrowns and bacon or sausage.

For a hearty menu items, the Mac N’ Brisket Sizzlin’ Skillet contrasts the smoky barbecue flavor with creamy mac n’ cheese. Topped with beer-battered onion rings, it is like the main dish and side combined in a single bite.

When grandma’s lasagna isn’t available, the new Denny’s Oven-Based Lasagna can be a tasty substitute. The beef and four cheese lasagna is smothered in an Italian sausage and beef meat sauce. Topped with Wisconsin provolone cheese, it is a little slice of heaven.

And, to end the meal on a sweet note, the Very Strawberry Cheesecake Milk Shake is the sippable version of the classic dessert. Those little cheesecake bites are treasures to find in the ice cream.

The Denny’s new menu items are available now. Check with restaurants for availability.