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ARTICLE FROM GLOBAL LICENSE

Warner Bros. Pictures has teamed up with Denny’s to bring menu items and exclusive memorabilia based on the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to restaurants across the U.S.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, is set to hit theaters on Dec. 14.

Beginning Nov. 6, Denny’s will unveil a Middle-earth-inspired menu featuring 11 new offerings including the Hobbit Hole Breakfast, Frodo's Pot Roast Skillet and the Build Your Own Hobbit Slam.

Denny's guests will also have exclusive access to 12 collectible trading cards designed around the film. With the purchase of select Hobbit-inspired entrees, guests will receive a trading card pack that includes collectible cards and Denny's coupons.

"We are delighted to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring the captivating spirit of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to life in our diners nationwide," says Frances Allen, chief marketing officer, Denny's. "We were inspired by the imaginative world of Middle-earth and wanted to offer fellow fans an equally inspired food experience to share in the excitement and anticipation for the upcoming debut."
 
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This sounds great, i would love these if anyone is going to get some. Wavey

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I have a Denny's 2 miles or so from my house, rarely go there as the service is not that great. Guess it is time to go again, and of course find out if my 2 sons who are still at home have any friend who work there....

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There's a Denny's down the street from me. I might have to try it out.

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I'm hungry just thinking of it. Drool
 
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http://news.mymiddleearth.com/...ding-cards-and-more/

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This **** looks really healthy! Eek

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Cool, the cards are supposed to be there starting 11/6. I get airmiles when I eat at Dennys too.
 
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I get airmiles when I eat at Dennys too.


I get something completely different when I eat at a Dennys.... Shake Head

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I have news for you guys..... The cards and menu are at the restaurants NOW.

I had a crappy day at work, so I decided to seek redemption by trying my luck with the ol' "have you received any Hobbit promotional items yet" approach at the Denny's near my home. BULLSEYE!

So, to begin my story, this location has begun what they call a "soft roll out" of the promotion - meaning, they introduce just a few of the menu items, but don't post the advertising yet. I immediately turned on my Jedi-like charm and chatted up the female manager, and we shared a few geek moments together about the promotion and movie in general. The next thing I know, "Amy" and her assistant manager "Edward" are showing me the new laminated menu and three sample cards from a pack they opened to satisfy their own curiosity.

Still smiling and shaking hands, I made a promise I would be back at their restaurant only for more business, but they let me leave with the three cards - "Kili", "Gandalf the Grey", and a coupon card. One one side, the coupon card advertised "Free Pancake Puppies" (in traditional Hobbit font), and the other side featured the images of two "Limited Edition" cards - "Gandalf the Grey" (not the same as the one they gave me) and "Bilbo Baggins". The wrapper even advertises the odds of these limited edition cards in traditional trading card fashion as 1:16 packs. This means there are actually 14 cards to collect, not 12. The 12 cards are the base cards, and the additional limited addition cards brings the total to 14.

Three hours later, I returned after I convinced my long-suffering but understanding wife to do take-out. I ordered over the phone - from "Amy", who remembered me - the "Frodo Pot Roast Skillet" and the "Dwarves Turkey and Dressing". When I picked up the order, Amy gave me my own copy of the menu and four more packs (she only had to give me two, according to the promotion instructions she whipped out from her desk).

I gave her a nice fat tip and agreed to return SOON (that's no lie, gotta get more of these cards). When I came home, after eating the food (which was cooked just fine), I followed thru with my promise to complete the online survey to give her and the staff a perfect score.

Now about the cards – the quality is top-notch. They are printed on the same card stock and with the same gloss you would expect from an Upper Deck or Topps release. The cards are NOT numbered. Just as you would expect from a nicely produced card set, the images on the front differ from the backs. Even the coupon cards are all printed with the same attention to card-stock quality. Every coupon card has the same front advertising the two limited edition cards, but the backs differ – I have two Free Pancake Puppies cards, and the other three advertise $5.00 off a $25 purchase, 20% off the entire guest check, and a Free Beverage. Of the 10 base cards, I received the following:

Gandalf the Grey (x2)
Kili (x2)
Fili
Dwalin
Gollum
Galadriel
Bilbo Baggins
Thorin Oakenshield

So, in all – 5 packs that garnered 10 base cards – with two dupes. Needless to say, a trade will be welcome and will probably help ALL of us to avoid excessive intake of Denny’s fatty meals.

Happy hunting, folks!! This is gonna be a fun promotion!!

Geoff
 
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I get airmiles when I eat at Dennys too.


I get something completely different when I eat at a Dennys....

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I get something completely different when I eat at a Dennys....



LMAO Big Grin
Yeah Greg I know what you mean!
But I might risk it & order their breakfast to get these cool cards that Geoff describes so well in his story.
 
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Shame we will miss out on them in UK Frown
 
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hello there first time poster.

Not to rain on anyone's parade but there is intact only 12 cards for this set not the 14 that were said.
This set includes 10 base cards and 2 special short print gold border Rare cards.
the inserts with the coupon verify this by saying collect all 12 "including" 2 special rare cards.

I work for a Dennys store where the product was previewed so I have seen samples of the complete set.
Further more I have in my possession a complete set that was raffled at our work meeting ramping up to this module along with about half a dozen packs of unopened cards.
so I can verify that there is in fact only 12 cards including the special ones.

if anyone is interested in obtaining the complete collecting from me please send me an email.
 
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I would be interested but couldn't find your email
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I took the liberty of scanning my complete set.

These are all 12 of the cards including the 2 Special rare gold bordered cards.



 
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Is trading ok?
 
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I would be intrested in a set. I could trade you stuff from the UK for one. Wavey

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