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WE LOVE TO FEED PEOPLE

For over 65 years, Denny’s has been a welcoming place where people can connect over great food. We’re always open, always serving your favorites, and we’re proud to be America's diner.

The Principles

THAT GUIDE US

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GUESTS FIRST

They’re more than just customers or consumers. They’re our guests, and we invite them into our homes with open arms. They’re the very reason why we’re in business, and we put them at the center of everything we do.

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THE POWER OF WE

Our Denny's family is our most important asset. We trust, support and respect each other and work together for the greater good. We recognize the contributions of all.

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PROUD OF OUR HERITAGE

We are the classic American diner and proud of everything that means. Since 1953, we've served quality food and healthy portions at a fair price. No matter where we are, our light is always on, inviting guests around the world into a place where everyone is welcome.

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HUNGRY TO WIN

At Denny’s, we’re constantly looking ahead. We’re always moving, striving for more, hungry for greatness. We’re open to fresh, innovative thinking and believe we’ll succeed through teamwork, accountability and pushing the boundaries of ourselves and our Brand.

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EMBRACE OPENNESS

"Open" means so much more than just being open 24/7. It means being open to all people, appetites and budgets. It says we're open-minded and open to new ideas. Honest, warm and inviting. "Open" is the way we think and act every hour of every day.

Careers Spotlight

Dawn Lafreeda

FRANCHISEE

Dawn Lafreeda started her career as a Denny's waitress at age 16 and eventually bought her first Denny's restaurant at age 23. Today, Dawn is one of the largest single-owner franchisees with more than 80 Denny's locations that employ 3,000 people across the country.

Dawn Lafreeda
Meet Our

Leadership Team

Mark S. Burgess
Mark S. Burgess

Vice President, Real Estate and Business Development

David W. Coltrin
David W. Coltrin

Vice President, Guest Experience and Marketing Technology

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George Crumpton

Vice President, Procurement and Distribution

Laurie R. Curtis
Laurie R. Curtis

Vice President, Marketing and Menu Innovation

Ethan R. Gallagher
Ethan R. Gallagher

Vice President, Field Finance and Growth Strategies

Erik P. Jensen
Erik P. Jensen

Vice President, Brand Engagement

Fasika Melaku-Peterson
Fasika Melaku-Peterson

Vice President, Chief Learning and Development Officer

Ross B. Nell
Ross B. Nell

Vice President, Tax and Treasurer

Curtis L. Nichols, Jr.
Curtis L. Nichols, Jr.

Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Planning & Analysis

Thomas M. Starnes
Thomas M. Starnes

Vice President, Brand Protection, Quality and Chief Food Safety Officer

Ramon Torres
Ramon Torres

Vice President, Operations Services

J. Scott Melton
J. Scott Melton

Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

THE DENNY’S Board

Bernadette S. Aulestia
Bernadette S. Aulestia

Former President, Global Distribution, Home Box Office, Inc.

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Olu Beck

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Beck Group NJ

Gregg R. Dedrick
Gregg R. Dedrick

Former President, KFC

José M. Gutiérrez
José M. Gutiérrez

Retired; President and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Southwestern Bell

Brenda J. Lauderback
Brenda J. Lauderback

Board Chair; Retired; Former President of Wholesale and Retail Group of Nine West Group, Inc.

John C. Miller
John C. Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Donald C. Robinson
Donald C. Robinson

Retired; President, Potcake Holdings, LLC

Laysha Ward
Laysha Ward

Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer, Target Corporation

F. Mark Wolfinger
F. Mark Wolfinger

President

Our

Social Responsibility

As America's Diner, we love to feed people's bodies, minds and souls. We bring joy and comfort in many ways, with the common thread being our dedication to giving back to the communities in which we serve.

Our Social Impact
Commitment To

Diversity

By fostering a culture of openness, equity and inclusion, Denny's is proud to make diversity a top priority. That includes investing in team members, partners and suppliers from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as providing educational resources and scholarships to underserved and diverse students and communities.

Commitment to Diversity
Franchising
Franchising
With a strong domestic and international presence at over 1650 restaurants, we are looking for experienced restaurant operators with a 24/7 drive to become part of our growing brand.
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Investors
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