Denny’s in Santiago: Open 24 hours, except when they should be

Posted: October 27, 2013 in Food, Stupidity
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The other night was a late one and I was craving some greasy spoon. As I had not yet experienced the new Denny’s in Santiago, I drove by around 2am to get my Lumberjack Slam. Closed. On a Saturday night. With ads all over the place about it being open 24 hours. Open 24 hours, except when it makes the most sense.

No bacon for you!

Fuck you, Denny’s.


  1. Rocketman says:

    I definitely know what your talking about when you talk about Denny’s. Years ago, I was on the road moving to a new job assignment when I stopped at a Denny’s along the highway for a quick lunch. I walked in and saw that I was the only customer there. I sat at the counter and saw the waitress talking to the cook who from the comments she was making was also her boyfriend. I waited patiently for about 10 minutes and was about to get up and walk out when she finally came over and asked “So, what do you want sport?” (Real professional). Told her I wanted a cheeseburger and a coke. She doesn’t write anything down but I figure it’s not that complicated right? After a couple of minutes she brings me my order. A hamburger and a milk. Since I had already wasted enough time there I ate it and left her a one penny tip to let her know that I just didn’t forget to tip her and I have never set foot in another Denny’s.

  2. David Pierce, CCIM says:

    They had a fire.

    What are you doing driving at 2 am?

    Sent from my iPhone…


  3. ExFedBob says:

    Better than being black at a Denny’s in the 70s. Or whenever/wherever that was. 🙂

  4. Mike says:


    You guided my wife and I through Uruguay in August 2012. I lost your email address. Mine is We are thinking of getting a Paraguayan passport to be able to get my savings and precious metals holdings out of the country due to the FATCA. Also, maybe having an alternate passport would make it easier to leave in a crisis. I was thinking of using Jeff Berwick’s service Your thoughts?


    • Expat Bob says:

      I can’t say either way regarding TDV passports since I do not know and I do not know anyone who has used their services. However, I do have a word of warning: my Paraguay residency, even though it was done above-board, was delayed a significant amount of time because the jefe in charge of the paperwork that day was purged for corruption, and everything bearing his stamp went under significant scrutiny. If you manage to bypass the official requirements somehow, you may get away with it or you may not; why take the risk with so much at stake? Get your foot in the door NOW, and do it right. Yes, it will take 3 years, but it goes by a lot faster than you think. If you are in a hurry, go with SKN or Dominica or one of the passport purchase countries.

  5. Chris says:

    I would be very careful with Jeff Berwick. Some of the things seem incredibly expensive and others go against what the country’s “law” says. . . like getting a passport before 3 years of approved permanent residency are up.

    Good luck.

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