Denny's Features Classic Healthy Choice Options 'Fit Fare®' Dishes Offering Lighter, Leaner Ways to Enjoy Eating Out

SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Denny's has added a new range of nutritious Fit Fare® meals and menu items to deliver diners healthy eating choices without compromising on taste, value or variety. Fit Fare® dishes, which are lower in fat and calories, and higher in protein and fiber, have been integrated directly into the standard menu along with their nutritional information.

"Denny's is celebrated for its all-American diner classics," said John Dillon, vice president of marketing and product development for Denny's.  "In our continued effort to offer a variety of food choices we want to acknowledge healthier alternatives to some of America's favorite dishes."

Offering a distinctive selection of individual items and calorie-conscious meals, Denny's Fit Fare® eats can be enjoyed all throughout the day. For a delicious breakfast without feeling the bulge, Denny's new Fit Slam® is sure to satisfy; egg whites scrambled with fresh spinach and grape tomatoes, two turkey bacon strips, an English muffin and a side of seasonal fruit offer a hearty meal for less than 550 calories and 15g of fat, and more than 20g of protein. The Harvest Oatmeal Breakfast is ideal for a lighter bite with fresh apples, dried cranberries, brown sugar and a little milk served on the side.  Accompanied by two sizzling strips of turkey bacon and a side of seasonal fruit, this nutritious dish has less than 550 calories and provides more than 8g of fiber.

Healthy substitutions called Fit Fare® options are featured for many dishes, allowing guests to replace regular menu items with healthier ones, such as egg whites, hearty wheat pancakes and chicken sausage, at no additional charge.

"Denny's recognizes the importance to provide choices that cater to our guests' dietary needs," Dillon continues. "Whether it's reducing fat and calories or increasing fiber intake, our Fit Fare® menu has delicious options to satisfy any taste, budget or dietary preference."

At lunchtime, Denny's guests can enjoy a varied range of tasty sandwiches and salads. The Chicken Avocado Sandwich, featuring a grilled seasoned chicken breast with diced avocado, freshly made pico de gallo, lettuce and sour cream on a whole wheat bun, is served with Fit Fare® fresh veggies and totals less than 550 calories and over 20g of protein. Denny's wholesome Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad, with grilled seasoned chicken breast, glazed pecans, apple slices and dried cranberries atop a bed of crisp spring mix, served with a side of balsamic vinaigrette and dinner bread, contains the key ingredients for a complete and balanced meal.  Diners can decide to cut the calories even further by skipping on the bread and enjoying a meal under 550 calories and 15g of fat.

In addition to a unique selection of individual items, Denny's Fit Fare® offerings include a range of healthy entrees paired with a recommended side totaling no more than 15 grams of fat.  Menu items include the Chicken Deluxe Salad, featuring grilled chicken sliced on top of crisp mixed greens with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, cheddar cheese and a fat-free dressing; Sweet and Tangy BBQ Chicken, featuring two grilled seasoned chicken breasts smothered in sweet and tangy BBQ sauce and served with corn and tomato slices; and Tilapia Ranchero, featuring a seasoned white fish fillet grilled and topped with freshly made pico de gallo and diced avocado, served with corn and tomato slices.  

For more information about Denny's Fit Fare® menu items or to find a restaurant near you, please visit www.dennys.com

SOURCE Denny's Corp.



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