Formerly known for its Grand Slam, Denny's is the new home for nuptials-at least in Las Vegas. The City of Lights may have its share of over-the-top attractions, but the addition of a bar and chapel at a restaurant known for its platter breakfasts might be a new high. John Miller, Denny's CEO tells CBS News that Las Vegas is the "perfect venue" for this kind of restaurant because they both operate 24 hours a day.
If you walk into the 6,400-square foot restaurant you'll see an interactive photo booth, large, Vegas-style props and now a menu that includes a variety of wedding packages. According to NPR, Denny's flagship restaurant will issue marriage certificates as well as a variety of stiff drinks. Following the example of many other Las Vegas chapels, getting a license and ceremony here will be fairly easy. No word on price, yet but to live up to the affordable Denny's name, it's likely to be inexpensive. At least as far as Vegas goes.
The Denny's restaurant will feature a night club called Krave located upstairs. The wedding chapel will be positioned in the center of the lower restaurant making it a fun centerpiece for diners to watch while they dine on their favorite menu items. Now a customer can order a drink, meet Mr. or Mrs. Right on the dance floor, then run downstairs for a wedding ceremony and a pancake meal.
Denny's leader, Miller said, "The wedding scene is such a part of Vegas and who doesn't want a wedding cake made out of pancakes?"
There are two other Denny's located on the Las Vegas strip. Only the new restaurant will have a bar and wedding chapel. The other two will continue to serve favorite dishes like Moons Over My Hammy and the Western Omelette.