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Denny’s Free Grand Slam Breakfast Nutrition Facts

dennys free grand slam breakfastDuring Super Bowl XLIV, most of America saw the commercial for Denny’s Free Grand Slam Breakfast. It’s the second year the diner is offering this promotion, and it will no doubt lead to very long lines on Tuesday, February 9, when the free breakfast is available.

While the meal might not cost you anything, your body will pay dearly.

Made of 2 pancakes, 2 sausage links, 2 strips of bacon and 2 fried eggs, the original Denny’s Grand Slam Breakfast has:

  • 795 Calories
  • 50g Fat (daily recommendation is 65g total)
  • 460mg Cholesterol (more than the 300mg/day recommendation)
  • 2237mg Sodium (more than the 2200mg/day recommendation)
  • 65g Carbs
  • 2g Dietary Fiber
  • 4g Sugar
  • 34g Protein

More than 50 percent of this meal’s calories come from fat, 56.6 percent to be exact. And this doesn’t account for syrup, butter, salt or other condiments added to the meal once it arrives at your table.

No such thing as a free meal? Like we said, you’ll pay for this one in fat, calories and sodium.

Make your own Grand Slam Breakfast at home:

You can make a much more nutritious version of this classic breakfast right in your own kitchen.

  • Try whole grain pancakes. You can even buy a mix at the store. Add blueberries and top with honey instead of syrup.
  • Try scrambled egg whites, or one whole egg with two whites. Add your favorite veggies for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Try turkey sausage or turkey bacon, but not both.

Also See:

Most Unhealthy Fast Food Menu Items

Chef Rocco’s Recipes for Fast Food Alternatives

Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants Revealed by Zagat

February 7th, 2010

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The suggestion of substituting turkey products for ones made with other meats is a common one, but is not _always_ the right choice.
The turkey 'bacon' products will generally deliver a good fat content reduction; however I was surprised to learn that some 'turkey sausages' actually have a higher fat content than some comparable pork sausage products (presumably to keep the bland lean meat juicy)...I've seen some turkey sausages with as much as 5 grams more fat per equivalent serving.
Be sure to check the labels!!!!

posted Feb 10th, 2010 4:34 pm

Brooke Randolph

I think whole wheat pancakes and (blueberry) honey are much yummier anyway. I buy those items, sausage, and eggs at the local farmers market. I feel great, not weighed down, after eating.

posted Feb 8th, 2010 12:20 pm


They taste great, but its not worth all that fat intake. The at home version looks more my speed!

posted Feb 7th, 2010 11:08 pm


Thank you so much for sharing this. Absolutely frightening - but good info to know!

posted Feb 7th, 2010 9:07 pm


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