This may be yet another case of
The deal is here (until it's possibly taken down or revised): https://www.groupon.com/deals/dennys-17416112
The screenshot they cannot change I've taken is here: https://screencast.com/t/1lgtT6V4m
And the details ("Fine Print" and "About" sections) of the deal here: https://screencast.com/t/1lgtT6V4m
Notice that About section too--it speaks of the many (>1,000) Franchise locations.
Now, take a look at the details of the buy page: https://screencast.com/t/0XWfvTj1X
Notice: nothing about limits. Just "Denny's." (Same is true if you scroll-down, I've just not put the documents retained into the public screenshot since I don't want to put any credit card details online!)
Just to be thorough, here is what you see on "My Groupons" after making this purchase: https://screencast.com/t/DszA4giDydR
But something strange happens. You notice on the "My Groupons" page, when you click "View Details",
You see this: https://screencast.com/t/eJezqXnex
Notice on the right: https://screencast.com/t/eJezqXnex
The "Fine Print", of course, says the same on this page--no mention of limits to one Denny's or another: https://screencast.com/t/lQAXuSYi
To keep being thorough, in that box to the right, "Company Website" links to...http://www.dennys.com/, the generic site.
So the confusion becomes, what's with the inconsistent details? Why does the location say that Denny's is the merchant (the generic, overall brand/franchise corporation) with what you can see but, when you go back to double-look, then hover-over "Denny's" in the location area, there it points you to a "merchant map"which happens to have an address that is not generic which is...beneath all the other details on your screen, including the fine print--and the "About" section suggesting this is for Denny's overall, not a specific location or franchise???
For special insight, here is how a location-specific (details commented on screenshot) add posted to Groupon usually appears:
Is this not misleading and illegal? Yet another example of illegal practices what Groupon has been in trouble with authorities over before?
I hate to immediately be a bit confrontational but it's not like they conspire with retailers to intentionally mislead people as to whether they are getting a deal by showing higher prices than the norm and "discounting" to a price that's greater than the normal one or anything--followed by given psychopathic-signalling quasi-responses which you would get from political consultants' communications manuals...<oh wait, yes Groupon does do this>. And much more:
# Others Documenting how Groupon Manipulates through the Interface: It's like we're back in the bad old days of all the fine print being super-fine, hidden or on another page, or in a slightly-off gray to the newspaper gray to be...practically invisible.
# And MOOORE:
62 Times Groupon Mislead its Customers
5 Reasons Customers are Turning Against Groupon
ASA Bans Misleading Groupon Ads
I think I'll be reporting this to a few agencies who have oversight over this kind of thing...