This Is the 1 Absolute Worst Breakfast You Could Ever Order at Denny’s

Denny’s may be one of the country’s most recognizable chain restaurants. But it’s not exactly a destination for eating the healthiest meals. And when it comes to its breakfast menu, it’s almost too easy to end up eating something that is bad for you.

Ahead, we’ll take a look at some of the unhealthiest breakfasts at Denny’s. (Check out page 7 for the absolute worst option.)

7. Moons Over My Hammy

This popular item is just plain unhealthy. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Calories: 780

This popular menu item may seem like your run-of-the-mill breakfast sandwich. But according to FatSecret, just one sandwich packs in 780 calories — 378 of which are from fat. Not to mention this meal contains 2,580 milligrams of sodium, which exceeds the FDA daily recommended limit of 2,300 milligrams. (And that’s before you add salty bacon or sausage on the side.)

Next: This dish may sound healthy, but it’s far from it …

6. Southwestern Sizzlin’ Skillet

This breakfast is packed with sodium and fat. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Calories: 990

Behold, Denny’s skillet combos. For starters, this 990-calorie dish has 61 grams of fat, 71 grams of carbohydrates, and 2,120 milligrams of sodium, according to FatSecret. And to make matters worse, this meal lacks vitamins and nutrients needed in your daily diet.

Next: The calorie count in this dish is only half the problem …

5. All-American Slam

Grand Slams may be popular, but they aren’t good for you. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Calories: 990

A couple varieties of Denny’s Grand Slam make our list because of how diabolically unhealthy they are. This 990-calorie rendition packs in 83 grams of fat, which is 128% of the fat recommended in your daily diet. According to CalorieKing, it would take 259 minutes of walking to burn off all those calories.

Next: This one will clog your arteries …

4. Shire Sausage Skillet

This meal is a heart attack on a skillet. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Calories: 1,220

If you thought the Southwestern Skillet was bad, this Hobbit-themed Denny’s dish has it beat. According to FatSecret, this 1,220-calorie breakfast packs in 28 grams of saturated fat (140% of your daily value) and 900 milligrams of cholesterol (a staggering 300% of your daily value.)

Next: You may never look at meat the same way again …

3. Meat Lover’s Scramble

This is one of the unhealthiest scrambles. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Calories: 1,241

To be fair, some of the scrambles at Denny’s are moderately healthy. This just so happens not to be one of those. This Denny’s dish gives you 1,241 calories per serving, 72 grams from fat, and a heart-stopping 5,575 milligrams of sodium, according to

Next: This next dish is too sugary for words …

2. Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Breakfast


This breakfast is a sugar overload. | Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia Commons

  • Calories: 1,580

If reading the name alone doesn’t give you a toothache, CalorieKing’s nutrition facts will. At 92 grams of fat, 160 grams of carbohydrates, 440 milligrams of cholesterol, and 2,600 milligrams of sodium, it would take you roughly 213 minutes of cycling or 413 minutes of walking to burn off this meal.

Next: Last but not least, we give you …

1. The Grand Slamwich


No matter where you are in the world, this meal is bad for you. | Tupungato/iStock/Getty Images

  • Calories: 1,390

Just how bad is this menu item? When you add hash browns to it, it clocks in at a whopping 1,390 calories, according to CalorieKing. The meal contains 96 grams of fat, 510 milligrams of cholesterol, and 3,320 milligrams of sodium. By the numbers alone, this is quite possibly the worst breakfast on the Denny’s menu.

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