bodies, minds and souls
Denny's is America's Diner, a place shaped by a simple philosophy: We Love to Feed People™. This is our purpose, what drives us, and it serves as the resounding rallying cry throughout the Denny's organization—from team members in-restaurant to those working in our corporate office. Denny's isn't just a place to feed people's appetites—we feed our guests' lives by providing a place to share great conversations, a chance to get together with family and friends, and a place that feeds the body and spirit of anyone who comes through our front doors.
Feeding People's Bodies, Minds and Souls is what we do by looking at five major areas: Family and Community, Food, Diversity, Our People and the Environment.
Family and community
Denny's is more than just a restaurant: it's a home away from home where we treat everyone like family. We are at the center of communities, giving back to local and national organizations that impact children and families. This includes partnerships with No Kid Hungry and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and our Mobile Relief Diner that serves warm meals and caring smiles to those in need.
Denny's loves to feed people! Our guests can feel great about the food we serve in our restaurants, deliver to their homes, or provide through convenient curbside pick-up. We are committed to serving quality food, without sacrificing flair or value, sourcing as much beef, pork, chicken and eggs as possible from suppliers that follow our humane animal welfare practices. We ensure our food and ingredients are safe and pay attention to any food concerns that matter most to our guests.
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion
We have a culture that embraces openness for all people, ideas and perspectives. Denny's commitment to diversity starts at the highest levels with our board and franchisees and is carried through our team of cooks, servers, hosts, managers and suppliers. At Denny's, our commitment to diversity does not end here: we are invested in young people and in creating education and scholarship opportunities for diverse and disadvantaged students.
Denny's franchisees and team members are at the heart and soul of what we do. We invest in their growth and future, giving them opportunities to reach their full potential. Denny's Breakthrough Leadership program guides our team members to enhance their leadership and people management skills, financial acumen, guest service, inventory management, food preparation and safety skills—all as vitally needed in the restaurant industry as in their daily lives.
Denny's believes in protecting the environment, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing waste and conserving water resources. That's why we've instituted policies and practices aimed at reducing our environmental impact at the corporate level, the restaurant level and everywhere in between. We have reduced our carbon footprint by investing in ENERGY STAR certified equipment and energy-efficient LED lighting. We conserve water resources by using low-flow plumbing fixtures and water-efficient dipper wells in our kitchens. Our efforts to reduce waste include sustainable packaging and eliminating the use of Styrofoam food containers.