Denny’s Is Invading Lower Manhattan

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Denny's customers wait in line to get a free breakfast February 3, 2009 in Emeryville, California. People lined up at Denny's across North America today for a free Grand Slam breakfast given away between 6am and 2pm at over 1,500 Denny's restaurants in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. The promotion was announced during a Super Bowl commercial.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Beware, people of FiDi. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The chain of diners is opening its first New York City outpost in a luxury condo building across from City Hall. People are understandably pissed about 150 Nassau Street's new tenant, especially because Denny's franchises are typically open 24 hours. It's only a matter of time before overworked FiDi bankers decide it's funny to eat here ironically, hitting Denny's at 4 a.m. and ordering everything protein-heavy on the "Fit Fare" menu. This city's facing a dark future. [Bloomberg Businessweek, DNAinfo]