“Denny's long-standing commitment to diversity, equality 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
Sr. Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement
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Awards and Recognition
Over the years, Denny's diversity progress has been widely acknowledged by civil rights leaders, community groups, and many publications, including Fortune Magazine, Hispanic Business, Black Enterprise, Asian Enterprise, Family Digest and Latino Magazine.
Asian Enterprise magazine
Asian Enterprise magazine ranked Denny’s as one of the “Top 10 Best Companies for Asian Americans” in 1999-2013 and 2015.
Asian Enterprise magazine also awarded Denny’s the National Entrepreneur Award for community relations efforts in the Asian Pacific community in 2011.
Black EOE Journal
Black EOE Journal ranked Denny’s as one of “Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Program” in 2013.
Black Enterprise Magazine
Black Enterprise magazine ranked Denny’s at the top of its list of “Best 40 Companies for Diversity” in 2006 and 2007.
Carolina Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council named Denny’s “Corporation of the Year” 2010 in Supplier Diversity.
Center for Responsibility in Business
Center for Responsibility in Business awarded Denny’s its 2000 Corporate Conscience Diversity Award for outstanding achievement in corporate social responsibility.
Diversity Journal recognized Denny's in “2015 Woman Worth Watching”
Essence magazine ranked Denny’s as one of “The Best Companies for Black Women” in 2004.
Family Digest magazine selected Denny’s from over 700 U.S. companies as one of the Top 7 in the nation for African-Americans in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Fortune magazine continually ranks Denny’s at the top of its survey of “America’s 50 Best Companies for Minorities.” Denny’s ranked No. 2 in 1998; No. 6 in 1999; No. 1 in 2000 and 2001 and No. 3 in 2002, 2003. The survey is conducted among 1,200 U.S. companies.
Hispanic Business Magazine
Hispanic Business Magazine ranked Denny’s among the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” in 2005, 2006 and 2007 in its survey of “Top 40 Companies for Hispanics.”
Latina Style Magazine
Latina Style magazine named Denny’s to its Latina Style 50 report, citing the company as one of the 50 best companies in the U.S. for Hispanic women to work in 2006.
LATINO magazine named Denny’s “Top 100 Companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos” in 2013 and 2014.
Minority Business News USA Magazine
Minority Business News USA Magazine named Denny’s as a leader in Supplier Diversity in in 2014 and 2015.
Denny’s received the 1997 Fair Share Corporate Award for Minority Business Development from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
National Association for Female Executives
The National Association for Female Executives ranked Denny’s 13th in its 2002 survey of the “Top 25 U.S. Companies for Executive Women.”
Professional Woman's Magazine
Professional Women’s Multicultural magazine “Best of the Best Top Supplier Diversity Program” in 2013.
Savoy Magazine selected Denny’s as “2011 Top 100 Companies to Work For” in 2011.
SC School of Boards Association
SC School of Boards Association named Denny’s “Champion of Public Education” in 2008.
2017 Denny’s Diversity
For more than 60 years, local families and communities across the country have made Denny’s a neighborhood gathering spot. We’re proud of that heritage and, like any good neighbor, we help support the diverse causes that our communities care about – from education initiatives and minority business conferences, to childhood hunger programs and fundraisers.
Academic Achievement Accessible Scholarship Foundation
Asian Women in Business
BET Experience Community Impact Awards & 106 & Park
BET Black Girls Rock
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate
Greater Women's Business Council
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
Hispanic College Fund (HCF) Scholarship
Human Rights Campaign National Dinner
Martin Luther King Parade (LA, SC)
League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention
League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Emerge Convention
League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Latinos Living Healthy Ferias de Salud
Magic Johnson Foundation Hungry for Education Scholarship Program
Magic Johnson Foundation Holiday Hope
Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance MFHA
National Association for Asian Professionals
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
NAACP - national, local
NAACP/TVOne Image Awards Red Carpet Sponsor
National Action Network (NAN)
National Civil Rights Musuem Expansion "Reginite the Dream Campaign"
National King Center Community Service Youth Nonviolence Program/"Reiginte the Dream Campaign"
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
National Urban League After School Program Campaign
National Urban League of the Upstate
Native American Business Alliance (NABA)
Nickoleodean HALO Awards
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Step Up for Students
Selma 50 Year Celebration 2015
The Tom Joyner Foundation
The Conference of National Black Churches
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHACC)
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
United States Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)
United Way of the Piedmont
Women Business Enterprise National Council
Women Foodservice Forum
Wilberforce University Board Member & Scholarship