— WTMJ radio reports an hour's wait for a table at a Denny's in Wauwatosa, Wisc.
— WJXX radio in Jacksonville, Fla., says managers at one spot on Atlantic Boulevard report as much business as on Christmas Day. They expect more than 800 people to dive in. The radio reports that some students are skipping first hour of classes to grab the free meal.
Update at 10:37 a.m. ET:
— Check out this video report by KFSN-TV at a Denny's in Fresno, Calif., where it says hundreds have lined up down the block for their free meal.
Update at 10:41 a.m. ET:
— KBOI radio in Treasure Valley, Idaho, counts a line of 60 waiting to get in to the local Denny's.
— The Dayton Daily News reports full tables at a local diner and a 45-minute wait in a line snaking outside despite 15 degree weather. The newspaper says one group of high school students found the offer impossible to resist. "I got us lost," said Chris Moore, driver of the group. "We drove around for half an hour looking for it."
UPDATE: CNN coverage.