SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 6, 2015) – Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Selma 50th Anniversary, underlining its commitment to the important celebrations commemorating fifty years since “Bloody Sunday,” the Selma-to Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As one of the proud sponsors of the weekend long festival events, Denny’s will support the Bridge Crossing Jubilee on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a reenactment march on Sunday, March 8 honoring the brave community of civil rights heroes and their profound impact on the Voting Rights Movement.
“We are incredibly honored and proud to be a sponsor of the Selma 50th Anniversary Bridge Crossing Jubilee,” said John Miller, Denny’s president and chief executive officer. “As America’s Diner, we believe strongly in celebrating major milestones in American History. By embracing the many different cultures and communities that unite us, we strive for change and progression to distinguish us as a nation. We are thrilled to help commemorate this historic event that played a vital role in shaping the future of our great country.”
The events of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March made a significant impact on America and the world, and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee aims to inspire generations about the voting rights movement. Denny’s has a longstanding history of impacting local communities by giving back and supporting as well as participating in efforts which strive to embrace, promote and celebrate cultural diversity. As an extension of its support, Denny’s is sponsoring the three-hour live broadcast of the Selma 50th “All Start Salute” concert, featuring famous musical artists. This concert will air live via webcast Sunday, March 8th on Centrictv.com and BET.com, followed by a 60 minute televised show that will air on Sunday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. CST on the BET Network.
Denny’s is committed to The Jubilee’s mission of preserving the memory of the struggle for voting rights in order to encourage all people to respect and appreciate the power of their vote. The Company is pleased to support the Selma 50th Anniversary, commemorative proceedings and its theme of “Remember, Recommit, and Restore” voting rights.
For more information on the Selma 50th please visit www.selma50.com.
Denny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating over 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guam, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Curaçao, El Salvador, and Trinidad and Tobago. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram or YouTube.