Us Simpsons freaks will forever recall the episode when Homer and Marge went to an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at the Frying Dutchman, only to have Captain McAllister boot Homer and utter the immortal line “‘Tis no man; ’tis a remorseless eating machine.” Homer sued, of course, and reached a settlement with the Sea Captain, one of the few times Lionel Hutz didn’t lose in court.
Keep that anecdote in mind for the following story: Denny’s currently offers an all-you-can-eat pancake special for $5. Over the weekend, seven teenage boys went to a Foothill Ranch Denny’s and ordered the promotion. And then they began to eat. And eat. And eat. And eat. For 24 hours straight. Nothing but pancakes.
|Greg Hardesty’s Facebook Page|
|The Pancake Slayers, eyeing another victim…|
This amazing story comes courtesy of Greg Hardesty, fine reporter for the Orange County Register and someone who did his own incredible feat this weekend: ran 24 hours straight as part of a fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors Project, which helps our wounded military personnel when they return home.
“While I was finishing my 24-hour run yesterday, my son and six friends were starting a 24-hour all-you-can-eat pancake stay at Denny’s in Foothill Ranch,” Hardesty wrote on his Facebook page. “They ate 301, averaging more than 14,000 calories per person — all for $5 each. They are establishing a new category for the Guinness Book of World Records. I think my family has a weird gene.”
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