275 – On Denny’s In The New Normal

The new normal has changed the way we eat and live. Restaurants have not been exempt from this paradigm shift. All-day American breakfast joint Denny’s is among the establishments that have adjusted to the post-COVID new normal.

I last reviewed the Eastwood Mall branch of Denny’s back in May 2019, way before the pandemic broke out. Denny’s still operated 24/7 that time: It remained open while most establishments in Eastwood City have already shuttered their doors for the day. This place would definitely accommodate you if you craved pancakes or any particular breakfast fare in the middle of the night. 

However, the community quarantine in Metro Manila prompted a change in operating hours. Government authorities ordered a curfew from 12:00 midnight to 5:00 in the morning. Denny’s finally had some breathing room from its usual 24/7 operations.

It adjusted its business hours from 6:00 in the morning until 11:00 in the evening, with a seven-hour closing period. Not bad as most restaurants would open at a later time. The other restaurant near Denny’s that opened early was UCC Park Cafe, which welcomed diners at 7:00 am.

There were some periods that I usually headed over to Denny’s for breakfast just for a change. The joint also revised its menu, eliminating some items and adding new ones. It also implemented standard health protocols such as frequent sanitization, temperature checks, and contact tracing procedures. 

I personally do not mind the new business hours and the new protocol. If anything, it just reassured me that Denny’s is definitely a safe diner and a safe place.

Now, let’s proceed to what you people visit this blog for: the food.

Check out the official website of Denny’s Philippines and its Facebook and Instagram accounts to stay connected.

Until the next post, bon appetit and stay safe!

G/F Eastwood Mall,
Eastwood City, Bagumbayan,
Libis, Quezon City 1110

4 thoughts on “275 – On Denny’s In The New Normal

  1. Oh wow, Denny’s used to serve a free range of breakfast 24/7 all the time? That’s so good!
    Here in Indonesia the shops and venues also have a curfew from the government. We have to close our business like shops, cafes, restaurants at 8.00 in the evening. It’s really nice Denny’s is still open until very late at 11 pm.
    What kind of American breakfast that you love the most from the joint? I think I’m going to like the Chicken Teriyaki since that menu has bok choy, green veggie (yeah!) among the others :D. That green color really adds a bright nuance to me 😄

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    • Yes! 🙂 Their signature American breakfast platters are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — in branches that are open round the clock. Sadly, the pandemic really changed everything. 😦

      Well, if you ask me – I’d take the waffles and rice platters. 😀 Denny’s usually has a variety of these platters, but the pandemic — and limited supplies — forced the removal of a few menu items. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, vegetables are always a good idea!


  2. Wow! I had no idea that Denny’s is also in the Philippines! I’m whole food, plant based now but I used to frequent Denny’s late at night, usually after leaving the club at 2:00 AM, LoL. My favorite dish to get was the All American Slam. I wish they had a Filipino Denny’s here that was 24 hours. How I would have loved a traditional Filipino breakfast any time of the day!

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    • The Filipino branches also operate 24/7 pre-pandemic, though government regulations related to COVID-19 mandated shorter business hours for F&B establishments. But methinks delivery apps also have Denny’s as part of their choices!

      Interestingly, a number of watering holes are just right across it! 😆


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