Denny's has updated its pancake recipe. Made with fresh eggs, the pancakes are 50 percent fluffier.
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Would you drive 40 miles for pancake perfection?

Listen up, people, there's been a change in the America we’ve known.

Earlier this week, Denny’s updated its recipe for traditional pancakes.

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According to the restaurant chain’s website:

“Our old pancakes were fine, but America deserved better. So, we reworked our recipe. Added good stuff like fresh buttermilk, real eggs, flour and a hint of vanilla. The result? Our 50 percent fluffier pancakes just might be better than home.”

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If you want to go fancy, Denny’s has added several new varieties: Double Berry Banana, Strawberries & Cream and Stick Bun. The pancakes also come in a Peanut Butter Cup version.

Our new fluffier buttermilk pancakes have arrived, and the syrup has been pourin’ nonstop!

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 Is America flipping for the new recipe? The reviews are starting to come in.

According to Peter Pham of Foodbeast:

“The new recipe is even better now, I have to say…. This wasn’t a let down, like most uncecessary reboots we see these days.

“Denny’s new buttermilk pancake recipe seems to be a step toward revitalizing the brand.”

A USA review says the new pancake recipe has "a much bigger taste... It's definitely better."

But not everyone's as happy. One customer posted this message on one of Denny's Instagram photos:

"Your pancakes were already perfect and you changed them... why mess with perfection? They were my husband's favorite thing on the menu and now he doesn't even want to go to Denny's anymore because he doesn't like thicker pancakes. Good job ruining Denny's for him."

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For Daytonians, the timing of Denny’s updated pancake launch falls a bit flat. The Denny’s on South Main Street shuttered its doors Dec. 16, 2015. The closest is at 9935 State Route 41 in Jeffersonville, and is open 24/7. Think it’s worth the drive to find out if Denny’s pancakes are now “better than home”?

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