Denny's offers free refills of pancakes and fries

Dennys free pancakes
Dennys free pancakes

First came the free grand slam breakfast, now Denny's is trying to lure customers with unlimited plates of french fries and pancakes.

The Denny's freebies are available 24 hours a day through March. The deal is good with any order of french fries and pancakes served with an entree.

Denny's is joining other restaurants slashing prices and doling out freebies to maintain steady foot traffic in tough economic times. According to the marketing group NPD, the number of full-service restaurants -- casual-dining, family-dining such as Denny's and fine-dining eateries - fell 0.3% in the fall of 2009, compared to a year ago.

"Clearly times are still hard and everyday we're all looking for ways to stretch hard-earned dollars farther and farther," said John Dillon, Denny's vice president of marketing, in a release. "Who doesn't want seconds of pancakes and fries...especially when they are free?"

Indeed a great deal for wallet watchers, but a different story if you're watching your weight..