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Too bad. The surcharge may have prevented a bunch of heart disease.
Posted by tkc on November 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM · Report this
pfffter 2
I don't understand the analogy because I think it is an invalid one. A franchisee is not to a parent corp as a welfare recipient is to the state. Other than that, glad to see he's gonna have to keep his mouth shut now.
Posted by pfffter on November 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 3
Still am not going to eat at a Denny's
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on November 20, 2012 at 4:12 PM · Report this
mrbarky 4
This is too little too late. I've already found another place for my hamburger omelets!
Posted by mrbarky on November 20, 2012 at 4:18 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 5
@4 - Okay, but where am I supposed to get an omeletburger?
Posted by MacCrocodile on November 20, 2012 at 4:28 PM · Report this
Dougsf 6
"Listen buddy, this shit might fly over at Bob Evans or Black Bear, but not here. Capisce?"

Also, I recommend you search "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Menu." It's all just... it's too much.
Posted by Dougsf on November 20, 2012 at 4:30 PM · Report this
One really great way to get your franchise revoked (often without a notice and cure period) is to "harm the brand." I think spouting crap like this on national news would do it. I bet he and his attorney had a great "knock this shit off" chat. I wonder how he feels about all those "big government" policies and regulations that protect him from Denny's Corp. completely screwing him over? IN FL, franchisee rights are protected by the state and the FTC.
Posted by Dernin29 on November 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 8
@2 It's not so stretched at it may seem. It is mostly there to destroy the delusion of the independent capitalist, creating wealth for so many on his/her own initiative, w/ no help (if not blatant interference) from the government. The franchisee is dependent upon the franchise to give him/her name recognition, training, structural support, etc. As well as the welfare recipient is upon the State. It is also in both the State's & franchise's interest to support their dependents, as they are the true providers of wealth. The concept is one of connection.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM · Report this

How about in the sense that, as a franchisee, he is essentially buying into an already established brand that has invested millions, if not tens of millions of dollars into building itself into a success, long before he ever became part of it. He therefore gets to capitalize on that success without having had to contribute to it.
Posted by COMTE on November 20, 2012 at 5:08 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 10
All y'all folks needing a Denny's Grand Slam fix may like the recent Reddit article (in the Seattle subreddit) noting that you can put a day-old Dick's Deluxe burger in a wafflemaker and make an artery-clogging burger-waffle breakfast sandwich. At a quarter the cost of a Slam. I think- I haven't eaten at one of those places for two decades now.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on November 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM · Report this
SPG 11
Someone is losing their franchise. They won't do it until this is too far back in the news cycle to revisit, since Denny's doesn't want to stir up the wrath of the teabaggers, but this guy will get his franchise revoked for sure.
Posted by SPG on November 20, 2012 at 6:28 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 12
Any business that can't or doesn't provide its staff health insurance should not consider itself a success. You are a third-rate business.

At least with Obamacare, such businesses are no longer forcing their employees to gamble with their livelihood just by working there.
Posted by Free Lunch on November 20, 2012 at 7:25 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 13
Eh, he gets his franchise revoked and comes back with his own brand. Teabaggy's, probably. He won't open it in Estonia or Somalia or anywhere with real "freedom".

He'll open here, in America. Ingrate.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on November 20, 2012 at 8:47 PM · Report this
sirkowski 14
Don't fuck with corporate.
Posted by sirkowski on November 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM · Report this
Simone 15
@6, Good God that's horrible (referring to the Hobbit Denny's menu).
Posted by Simone on November 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM · Report this
Coincidentally, I just received the following email from a friend who has taken a part-time job for Christmas with a major Seattle retailer (not Seattle-based):

'The customers are fun, and seeing the new stuff is fun, but I'm more aware of the politics and stresses emanating from the other "associates" this time. It's also really sad to hear people talk about how after the big financial crunch, XXX decided to be a badass like all the other USA dirtball corporations, and they fired everyone full time (except a few mgrs.) and then rehired at lower wages and only part time so they got rid of their bennies. Such pigs! So one of the longer time people is working at Starbux because at 20 hours you can get health bennies for your fam. Another works at Fred Meyer for the benefits and more hours. And others are always putting notes into the binder asking for more hours, etc. It's a dog eat dog world out there. I'm always feeling fortunate for my situation in life, but being out in the hardscrabble retail world, where it's sell! sell! and more sell! get someone to get a VISA! Sell these items so we don't have to ship them out! upsell! etc. ugh. It does, however, make me happy that I'm just a temp worker. When Jan comes I can say Asta-la-vista bebe!'
Posted by cheakamus on November 21, 2012 at 2:04 AM · Report this
More, I Say! 17
@10 once I saved some Dicks' burgers in the fridge overnight, because I was using them for photo project. They were SOOOO FUCKINGGGG GROSSS the next day, like these little solid, hard-ass pucks coated in grease. I condemn anyone who thinks it'd be appropriate to put that in a waffle machine and re-heat it.
Posted by More, I Say! on November 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM · Report this

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