DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Denny's promotes a culture that embraces openness for all people, ideas and perspectives.

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April Kelly-Drummond
Denny’s long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has earned us a number of national, regional and local awards and recognition. However, no initiative or program can truly be successful without individual commitment from each of us.
April Kelly-Drummond
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
76%
Of Team Members
Are Minorities
55%
of Restaurants
Are Minority Owned
6%
Of Restaurants
Are LGBTQ Owned
56%
Of Board Memebers
Are Minorities
40%
Of Board Members
Are Women
Hungry For Education™

Scholarship Program

Denny’s launched the Hungry for Education™ Scholarship Program in 2011 in an effort to promote education among young people and to bring communities together.

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Diversity Initiative

Since 1993, Denny's has spent more than $2 billion with diverse and disadvantaged businesses, and awarded at least 10% of our supplier contracts to these suppliers. Denny's continues to identify potential businesses through partnerships and outreach.

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Diversity

In Action

Our

Valued Partners

Families all across the country have made Denny’s a neighborhood gathering spot—and like any good neighbor, we support the causes our communities care about—from education initiatives and minority conferences, to childhood hunger programs and fundraisers.

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Recognition

Over the years, Denny’s diversity progress has been widely acknowledged by civil rights leaders, community groups and many publications. See our latest awards below.