The Denny's Breakfast That Costs $300

Denny's is known for two things — being open 24/7 and Grand Slam breakfasts. It's the place to go if you want to fill that craving for pancakes at the crack of dawn, or in the middle of the night, all without dropping a grand slam of cash.

Denny's has a lot of hacks that make it so cheap, such as using Kraft mac and cheese and dehydrated hash browns to keep the cost of the food low. Denny's also is known for introducing a wide range of value meals, such as bringing back the "$2 $4 $6 $8" menu that allowed patrons to order a filling meal for as low as $2 dollars (via Thrillist). While some people may argue that the low cost of the food reflects its quality, cheap and always available breakfast foods have helped make Denny's into the American diner it is today.

But what if there was a Grand Slam breakfast that turned away from being a cheap breakfast bonanza and instead demanded a hefty $300 price tag for flapjacks and eggs? Such a Grand Slam does exist, and it's located in the Big Apple, according to the New York Post. Upon receiving this information, one might ask — is this just another example of big cities bumping up prices? Does a gourmet chef prepare it in front of you on a gilded griddle? Or could it be that you're not paying $300 for pancakes, per se, but what is served with them?

The Denny's breakfast that was served with top-shelf champagne

Let's be frank here. The $300 dollar Denny's breakfast wasn't made with pancakes containing brown butter imported from France or fancy bacon smoked for 30 hours. In fact, the two Grand Slam breakfasts you'd get with your meal were pretty similar to what you'd get at any Denny's. If that's the case, what made this breakfast so expensive?

As ABC News reported, the two Grand Slam entrees were not served with juice or coffee, but with a bottle of Dom Perignon Premier Cru champagne dating back to as early as 2003. Ordering this not only got you a bottle of vintage hooch, but also a "high-five" from the bartender.

Oddly enough, if you did want a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon, this Denny's special was actually one of the cheapest ways to get it. Business Insider explains that the $300 dollar offer was actually $100 less than what other restaurants would have you pay for a bottle. Depending on how you look at it, not only would you be getting a premier bottle of champagne at a discount, but also two meals of pancakes, sausage, bacon, and eggs to go along with it.

Notice that we describe this breakfast in the past tense. That's because the Manhattan Denny's that served this big-budget breakfast closed in 2018, according to Eater New York. The reason was that the restaurant wasn't "financially sustainable." Perhaps sticking to coffee and pancakes is more of Denny's speed.