Denny’s, the ubiquitous American eatery, has added a unique new menu item to their Vegas location: Weddings. While they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, we’re guessing that if you get hitched at a Denny’s, you’re going to want to tell your friends.
The 24-hour diner opened a new location in Las Vegas on Thursday, featuring a full menu and a wedding chapel where couples can tie the knot. The chapel is scheduled to start hosting nuptials in the first quarter of 2013, and according to Reuters, a celebrity wedding is already on the books for February. Unfortunately details of the wedding were not disclosed, but at the ribbon cutting ceremony, the building’s architect James Wines quipped, “I kind of hope it’s Kim Kardashian because then you could have repeat performances.”
The Vegas branch of the restaurant is owned directly by Denny’s parent company, not a franchisee. Located in a luxury shopping developmentknown as Neonopolis, in Vegas’ newly resurgent downtown, it’s among the 10 largest Denny’s in the world as well as being one of the costliest to build. John Miller, Denny’s CEO, said that the location was a natural choice. “With two Denny’s diners on The Strip, we knew there was no better place for us to bring our flagship store than to Fremont Street, the heart of downtown and the future of Las Vegas. This location will embody the Denny’s of the future, so Neonopolis was a logical location for us,” he told the Las Vegas Blog.
“A normal Denny’s is not going to cut it in Vegas,” Frances Allen, the company’s chief marketing officer, told Reuters. Allen added that the Vegas outpost is the first of the 1,700 Denny’s locations worldwide to have a wedding chapel and photo booth. In a move certain to keep wedding guests happy, the 6,400 square foot Vegas location is also one of fewer than 50 Denny’s around the world to offer a full bar.
As for what to serve wedding guests, our vote goes to Denny’s Moons Over My Hammy, which has a very romantic sound to it.