Middle Earth’s Diner Menu Appears to be Written by Someone with a Hobbit Fetish
Denny’s created a set of Hobbit menu items to tie-in to the upcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Now, I don’t mind when restaurants do promotions. Happy Meal toys for current movies? Sure. I even collected Burger King’s Pokemon series for awhile. Denny’s Restaurants have created a slew of fun activities and Hobbit-related content on their website, including the movie trailer, a couple quizzes and games, a place to post other Middle-Earth recipes, and nerdy postcards to send to your friends. But has anyone noticed the names of some of the new menu items?
The idea behind Hobbit menu items is great, especially at a place known for breakfast. This is a race that eats second breakfast and elevensies, after all. But the names of some of the Hobbit menu items? Seriously? For example, the Hobbit Slam. To me, that sounds more like midget wrestling than breakfast. And when one of your choices for the Hobbit Slam is Shire Sausage… well, then you’re just getting into bad Middle-Earth porn territory. And since you can’t just have ONE menu item with Shire Sausage, there’s also the Shire Sausage Skillet. I guess if your hobbit has been messing around his Shire Sausage might be best put on a hot plate…
For those of you more into female Hobbits, there’s the Hobbit Hole Breakfast. Yep, I said it. Hobbit Hole. You’re starting to feel a little dirty thinking of Sam’s Rose and the other female Hobbits of the Shire that way, aren’t you?
And then, the pièce de résistance, Gandalf’s Gobble Melt. Yes, for those of you into wizards, you can now gobble Gandalf. In fact, your entree even comes with a hot, creamy side of gravy. He is still Gandalf the Grey in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, after all.
You can see all of the new The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey menu items here.
Trailer of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey