Our Food

Our food

Whether it’s finding new sources for better ingredients or our long history of handcrafted quality, Denny’s is proud to stand by the quality of our food.


Quality Ingredients

Our entire team believes in serving the highest quality food—with every decision we make and every entrée we plate. To do that, Denny’s works with suppliers to promote responsible sourcing and to set goals toward the future.

Plant-Based Meal Options

Denny’s guests have varied dietary preferences and we’re proud to offer incredible flexibility to accommodate them. For decades, we’ve offered “Build-Your-Own” options and several plant-based items to meet our guests’ specific needs. Denny’s partnered with Beyond Burger almost two years ago to extend these offerings with a high-quality, meatless protein and we are currently exploring additional plant-based protein items that our guests can enjoy during breakfast as well as lunch, dinner and late night.
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In 2016, Denny’s pledged to source and serve 100% cage-free eggs in all U.S. restaurants by 2026. By early 2022, we estimate that nearly 30% of the eggs served in our diners will be cage-free. With increasing availability of cage-free egg supply, our goal is to increase our cage-fee egg volume to 40% by 2023 and by 20 percentage points annually thereafter until we reach our goal.
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We continue to emphasize our purchase preference with suppliers who use polled breeding stock versus the practice of dehorning cattle.
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Denny's understands the issues surrounding the welfare of broilers in the supply chain and supports the humane treatment of animals. By 2026, Denny's is committed to transitioning to strains of birds that demonstrate higher welfare outcomes that meet the criteria of the RSPCA Broiler Breed Welfare Assessment Protocol or Global Animal Partnership (GAP).
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Since 2012, our goal has been to source our pork from suppliers that do not use gestation crates for the housing of sows.
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Since 2011, we have been using suppliers that practice the most humane slaughter method (CAK) and have proudly received recognition from PETA for our commitment.
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Responsible Use of Antibiotics

Denny’s supports the responsible application of antibiotics for the sole purpose of maintaining animal health managed through veterinary oversight. Additionally, Denny’s has committed to eliminate the use of medically-important antibiotics in all chicken served at Denny’s U.S. locations, effective with purchases beginning March 1, 2019.
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At Denny's, we are committed to serving quality food and engaging with suppliers who operate with humane and sustainable practices.

Animal Welfare and Sustainable Products

Denny's sources beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from suppliers that follow our humane animal welfare policies. In addition, we source sustainable seafood products like our wild-caught Alaska Salmon and Alaska Pollock. As an industry leader, Denny's eliminated all food dyes from its menu items in response to medical research linking yellow, red and blue dyes to ADHD in children.
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Sustainable Supply Chain

Our vendor recruitment program is rigorous, requiring vendors to meet or exceed all food safety standards. At Denny's, one of our top priorities is working in partnership with our suppliers to promote the best responsible sourcing.
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