Monday, June 1, 2015

Denny’s new DreamWorks kids menu!

Big thanks to Denny's to help in this review

Denny's is one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, operating 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guam, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and New Zealand.

Denny's, America's iconic family diner, announced today the launch of a new kids menu featuring much-loved characters from DreamWorks Animation’s award-winning film and television franchises. Kicking off with Penguins of Madagascar, Puss In Boots and Turbo FAST, in addition to many popular characters such as Shrek appearing throughout the year, the colorful characters adorn Denny’s kids menu in a variety of interactive, themed puzzles and games to enjoy during mealtime. In addition, families will have access to a variety of fun family activities via the DreamWorks COLOR App along with an exciting selection of movie content, games and more. 

Denny’s will offer three more engaging DreamWorks kids menus through 2015, inspired by films Mr. Peabody & Sherman, The Croods, Home, How to Train Your Dragon and more, and each featuring fresh new movie characters, themed games and activities from these titles for families to enjoy. In addition to new exclusive content, the menus also provide a delicious selection of customizable dishes from the ultra-popular Build Your Own Jr. Grand Slam®,  Junior Cheeseburger and Build Your Own Jr. Sundae, to a series of Kids LiveWell verified dishes and sides, such as Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Dunkers, Jr. Dippable Veggies and more.

As a family of six, it can get pretty pricey to eat out. While our youngest two children can share a kid's meal, we're still purchasing five meals plus drinks. When I got the opportunity to work with Denny's and check out their DreamWorks kids menu, I was excited to have a night out with my family and have some fun. A perk with Denny's we wanted to take advantage of is Tuesday night's kids eat free! When you purchase an adult entree, you then get two kids meals for free, so for us this meant all our kids ate free minus drinks. 

I'll be honest in saying I haven't eaten at Denny's in a long time, so it was like a new experience for us. I was pleasantly surprised at their kids menu and the variety of options they have since we have children with different tastes. Being able to see the photos of what the food looks like and allowing them to choose sides was fun for our girls. They each chose something different and enjoyed every bite of it, leaving no left overs to take home!

With our girls having their own tastes, this meant they got exactly what they wanted, and honestly I knew what they would choose. We let them place their order with the waitress and be apart of the process as much as they could. Choosing your own sides gives them all variety and a little bit of sharing in the process. 

Having something to do while your food is cooking is a key thing with children. Whether it's sipping on your drink, coloring giant pictures, or looking around the menu, having something to occupy their time is great while waiting. Since we had a nice round booth table, there was plenty of space to color and stretch out while we passed the time. 

I was happy to see not only a sign just like this as you walked in, but also on every table. I wanted to snap a picture not only to share with you, but to also have for us since I had no idea that Saturday is also a kids eat free! Wednesday is a great option for a cheap date night with no kids, and then I love Sunday's special because we tend to stay away from appetizers when we eat out due to their price. 

We spent just shy of $30 for all of us to eat out last week and that included three kids drinks and the two adult meals and drinks. If my husband and I ordered from the cheaper $4,$6,$8 menu the money would've went further, so there are options out there that will still satisfy the tummy and the wallet! 

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