He was wearing brown crocs with socks, blue jeaned hemmed shorts and a white polo shirt that was tucked in.
He wore a blue baseball cap with the Miami Dolphins logo. The table on the other side of the students contained a man and a woman who appeared to be in their late twenties or early thirties, both wearing cowboy boots, and Wrangler jeans.
They were wearing sneakers of varying ages, some looked new, others not so much.
It was clear that they were worn for comfort rather than fashion.
The middle aged gentleman was ignoring the world around him, concentrating on eating his Grand Slam while scrolling through something on his smart phone intently, only interrupting his reading, but never looking away from his screen, to request more coffee.
The night manager came over frequently to check on the homeless man, to see if he needed anything.
He was sitting, hunched over the table with a cup of coffee between his hands.
He looked as though he had not showered in several days; his clothes were well worn, patched, and dirty.
Denny's was chosen as the ideal location due to the fact that it hosts individuals from all income ranges and all walks of life, making it one of the few places that will serve to provide an accurate sampling of the total population in the area.
Additional reasons for the selection of Denny's on the part of the researcher included a desire for French fries smothered in cheese and a limited availability of open locations serving this food at this time of night.