Chain: Denny's

No McWhopper, But 5 Brands Team for Peace Day Burger

When McDonald’s declined to accept Burger King’s offer to team up to produce a special hamburger to celebrate Peace Day—the McWhopper, as Burger King proposed it—others rushed in. And on Monday, five brands will honor the day for peace with a collaboration burger at a pop-up restaurant in Atlanta. Teaming up with Burger King are […]

Restaurant Veterans Join No Kid Hungry Advisory Board

Share Our Strength, the nonprofit aiming to end childhood hunger in America through its No Kid Hungry campaign, announced the appointment of two restaurant industry leaders to its Dine Out For No Kid Hungry advisory board. George W. McKerrow, CEO of Ted’s Montana Grill, and John C. Miller, CEO and president of Denny’s Corporation, will […]

Denny’s Teams Up with Egg Farmers to Fight Hunger

America’s Egg Farmers and Denny’s have partnered to help fight childhood hunger in the U.S. Beginning today and running through September 15, for every “Build Your Own Omelette” purchased from the new limited time #BYOomelette menu, America’s Egg Farmers will donate one egg on behalf of Denny’s guests to one of Share Our Strength’s No […]

“Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” Raises $2.4 Million in 2011

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful cause-related restaurant-marketing programs, announces that restaurants across the country and their customers raised nearly $2.4 million last year in the fight against childhood hunger. National program director Sheila Bennett directly relates the program’s success to the passion of […]

United Capital Refinances Multi-Unit Subway Operator

United Capital Business Lending, a subsidiary of BankUnited, announced today that it is providing $1,350,000 in financing to Subwayowner, CCreations LLC. United Capital refinanced eight existing stores for the Indiana-based franchisee, and will also provide funding to relocate and remodel some newly acquired locations. CCreations LLC operates more than 30 Subway restaurants in Indiana and […]

Denny’s is ‘Always Open’ for Some Laughs

Denny's, in partnership with Will Arnett and Jason Bateman's digital content and production studio, DumbDumb, and Ben Silverman's multimedia studio, Electus, an operating business of IAC, announced the launch of its premier celebrity Web series, "Always Open." The show is an extension of Denny's latest nationwide campaign developed by New York ad agency Gotham and […]

Denny’s CFO Joins Board of Directors

Denny’s Corporation, one of America's largest full-service family restaurant chains, announced that CFO Mark Wolfinger joined the Board of Directors. Aside from his role as CFO, Wolfinger currently serves as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Wolfinger is responsible for the overall financial direction of the company, as well as overseeing the development, information technology, purchasing, and […]

Championship, New Denny’s Mark Big Day for Auburn

January 10 was a big day for Auburn University. Not only did the Tigers play for and win the BCS national championship game for college football, but the school welcomed the nation’s seventh nontraditional Denny’s unit. The new unit, Denny’s AllNighter, is a quick-serve concept in the school’s West View Village dining hall that will […]

Taco Bueno CEO Takes Same Post at Denny’s

Denny’s Corporation announced the appointment of John C. Miller to the position of president and CEO, effective February 1. Miller succeeds Debra Smithart-Oglesby, who has filled the position on an interim basis since June. Smithart-Oglesby will continue to serve as board chair for Denny’s. “John is a proven leader in the restaurant industry who has […]

Two Million AARP Members Jump Onto Denny’s Deal

In an effort to draw more traffic from the 50-and-older demographic, Denny’s launched a promotional campaign last year that gives a 20 percent discount to anybody who shows his or her AARP card between 4 and 10 p.m. any day of the week. Early results of the campaign, which were recently released by the company, […]

Meat Be Gone

Tender Greens, a Southern California–based quick-serve chain that offers an array of organic and healthy items, recently launched a Meatless Monday campaign in hopes of capitalizing on a growing vegetarian trend among quick-serve consumers. “We can reach out to our vegetarian customers in which we say ‘Mondays, it’s all about you,’” says Erik Oberholtzer, cofounder […]

Seat Yourself: Denny’s Goes Fast Casual

It may have Denny's name hanging on its sign, but the menuboards on the wall and the lack of hosts and servers insinuate a slightly different adventure. Denny’s ventured into the fast-casual market on Nov. 12 with the opening of the first Denny’s Café in Orange, California. The café is the brainchild of Steve Dunn, […]

Not-so-Full Service

Our idea for the Denny’s Fresh Express came about a couple of years ago with a need to innovate the brand and to create a new concept for Denny’s that was built around portability. The Fresh Express is not only breakfast: It’s our whole line of burgers. It’s basically a grill right in front of the guest, so they can go up to a counter much like you do in a quick-serve venue.