Press Release

Denny’s Named One of the Top 10 Places to Work in South Carolina

America’s Diner recognized as one of the leading employers in the Palmetto State

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

Jillian Hutwagner

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (August 5, 2016) – Denny’s has been named as one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in South Carolina by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.

Now in its 11th year, the Best Places to Work in South Carolina survey and awards program identifies, recognizes and honors the best employers in the Palmetto State, benefitting the state's economy, workforce, and businesses.

From its headquarters in downtown Spartanburg, Denny’s prides itself on providing support for over 1,700 restaurant locations worldwide along with growth opportunities for its employees, franchisees and communities it serves—all of which helped to land the company on the prestigious list of South Carolina’s top employers.

“Denny's is thrilled to be selected as one of the top 10 places to work in South Carolina,” said Jill Van Pelt, chief people officer for Denny’s. “In an increasingly competitive job market, we understand the importance of listening to our team members. From adding an employee restaurant in our lobby to relaxing our dress code and modernizing our office spaces, Denny’s is always evolving to meet the needs of an ever changing workforce.”

“We are extremely proud of our team members for making Denny's a great place to work, and look forward to celebrating this exciting achievement,” added Van Pelt.

Companies from across the state enter the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The first part consists of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consists of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determine the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group manages the overall registration and survey process, analyzes the data, and determines the final rankings.

This year’s top companies, including Denny’s, were recognized at a special reception and dinner held on Aug. 4 in Columbia, S.C.

For more information on how to join the Denny’s Team and one of the best places to work, visit the Denny’s Careers page.

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.