The environment

The Environment

Denny's has implemented policies and practices aimed at reducing environmental impact at the corporate level, the restaurant level and everywhere in between.

Promoting

Energy Conservation

Denny’s has a responsibility to protect the planet by continuously looking for ways to decrease energy consumption.

Lighting

Lighting

100% of Denny's corporate restaurants and new greenfield locations, as well as our corporate office, are equipped with LED fixtures that consume less energy. In addition, all new restaurant locations are equipped with occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting and dimming systems.
9%
REDUCTION IN ELECTRICITY USAGE
IN CORPORATE RESTAURANTS
12%
REDUCTION IN ELECTRICITY USAGE
IN CORPORATE OFFICE
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Natural gas

Natural Gas

Within company restaurants, Denny's had lowered the amount of dekatherms since 2017 year over year, using an estimated 1,700 dekatherms of natural gas and 337,000 kWh from non-renewable sources.
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Wastewater

Wastewater

In our restaurants, we have implemented a program that allows restaurants to safely shut off costly cook's line “dipper wells” without compromising food safety standards.
250K
GALLONS OF WATER SAVED
PER RESTAURANT
Line Cook
A Dedicated Approach to

Waste Management

Denny’s is always exploring innovative new ways to deliver our guests’ favorite dishes—and always in a way that strives to minimize waste.

Packaging

Packaging

Denny's has replaced all Styrofoam food packaging with Talc-Filled Polypropylene (TFPP) packaging, and is working to eliminate the use of Styrofoam cups. Our company headquarters estimates it saves about 13 miles worth of cups a year (approximately 9.5K cups).
13
miles worth
of cups per year
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Recycling

Recycling

Recycling is highly encouraged throughout our corporate office and all restaurant locations. At the corporate office, we recover approximately 1,400 lbs. of organic material each month, and while restaurant locations do not generate hazardous waste streams, approximately 13.75% of non-hazardous waste is diverted to recycling.
1,400 lbs
of material
are recovered each month
Recycle Bins