If you’re looking for a meal that’s out of this world and from a galaxy far, far away, then head to Denny’s. The restaurant just announced a new “Stars Wars”-themed menu and a series of exclusive trading cards in anticipation of the new Han Solo film “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The new merchandise will also help benefit a great cause. Net proceeds from the sale of trading cards will go toward their No Kid Hungry campaign, which helps fight against childhood hunger by providing meals to those in need.
According to John Dillon, chief marketing officer for Denny’s, “We’re incredibly excited to join forces and bring America an out-of-this-world campaign that will not only feed the excitement of every ‘Star Wars’ fan and Denny’s guest, but will also do some good along the way by helping fight childhood hunger and raise awareness for this important mission.”
In terms of the new menu items, there are a lot of fun options. For starters, there’s a a Co-Reactor Pancake Breakfast, which consists of eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage, plus two buttermilk pancakes with strawberries, citrus sauce, whipped cream and Crystal Crunch Rocks (which are basically just like Pop Rocks candy). Hopefully they taste better on pancakes than on Oreos.
There’s also the less-elaborate Blaster Fire Burger, which is topped with gouda, bacon, and ghost peppers. A Two Moons Skillet (ham, mushrooms, spinach, and hash browns, topped with eggs and cheese), as well as the healthier Lightspeed Slam (egg whites with spinach, tomatoes and turkey bacon, an english muffin and fruit) round out the new offerings.
To be completely honest, we’re a little disappointed in these meal names. When it comes to “Star Wars,” there is so much pun potential. After all, this is the restaurant that gave us a breakfast sandwich titled Moons Over My Hammy! They could have at least worked in a reference to Porgs, right?
Header image courtesy of Denny's.