Press Release

Denny’s is a Proud Presenting Sponsor of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2016

America’s Diner supports the concert special celebrating young community leaders

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:

Rebecca Lynch
Erwin Penland

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (November 22, 2016)Denny’s is pleased to announce its presence at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2016, an hour-long concert special honoring four young community leaders who are changing the world by “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO). Denny’s is one of the proud presenting sponsors of the inspirational music event, premiering Sunday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards for the second consecutive year,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, chief marketing officer for Denny’s. “As America’s Diner, Denny’s is committed to serving communities across the country, and it is an honor to reward and recognize those who are helping make a difference in them each and every day.”

As part of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2016, Denny’s will highlight and raise awareness for its Hungry for Education Program, which celebrates and awards students that have made efforts to fight hunger in their communities through education and creativity. Denny’s also partnered with Nickelodeon to award each teen honoree with a $10,000 scholarship in recognition of their inspiring efforts and positive impact they’ve had on their communities.

Attendees at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards taping held on Friday, Nov. 11, at New York’s Pier 36, had the opportunity to learn more about Denny’s Hungry for Education program and get some inspiration of their own by visiting the diner’s on-site station. Kids were also able to join Denny’s in decorating custom sack bags with creative messages about fighting childhood hunger.

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About Denny’s Corp.

Denny's Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. Denny's has approximately 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 147 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, the United Kingdom, El Salvador, Indonesia, and Aruba. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny's website at or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn or YouTube.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than 20 consecutive years. For additional information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB)