Denny’s Puts a Sweet and Spicy Twist on Diner Favorites



Denny's Puts a Sweet and Spicy Twist on Diner Favorites

America’s Diner transforms classic dishes with bold, new spring flavors

Denny's Puts a Sweet and Spicy Twist on Diner FavoritesSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  This spring, Denny’s is putting a delicious spin on traditional diner flavors with its new limited-time “Denny’s With a Twist” menu. Available now, the new menu features a sweet and spicy twist on comfort-food favorites, offering guests a bold, new take on classics with the Red, White & Blue Slam®, Sriracha Spicy Super Chick’n and Banana Bread French Toast Slam®.

“Familiar diner flavors, great value and a warm welcome is what keeps our guests coming back to America’s Diner,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, chief marketing officer for Denny’s. “Along with our much-loved heritage, we’re also known for our ability to adapt to the times and constantly refresh our classics to cater to what our guests want. Our ‘Denny’s With a Twist’ menu captures the traditional spirit of an American diner with a fresh, exciting taste we hope all will enjoy.”

The new menu features three traditional diner favorites, all with a deliciously surprising new twist and packed full of flavor:

  • Red, White & Blue Slam® – A fruity twist on a popular breakfast staple; featuring two buttermilk pancakes filled with blueberries, topped with fresh strawberries, cream cheese icing and whipped cream, served with two eggs cooked to order, bacon strips or sausage links and a side of crispy hash browns. Guests may also enjoy the Red, White & Blue Pancakes on their own starting at just $4.99.
  • Banana Bread French Toast Slam® – This home-style take on classic French toast includes sweet griddled banana bread, topped with sliced bananas and glazed pecans, served with two eggs cooked to order, bacon strips or sausage links and a side of hash browns.
  • Sriracha Spicy Super Chick’n – Your regular chicken sandwich is about to be kicked to the curb; featuring hot and spicy Sriracha seasoned chicken, topped with melted Swiss cheese, crisp bacon, tomato and Denny’s new creamy Sriracha sauce, served on grilled sourdough with a side of wavy-cut French fries.

Looking to go all out and kick it up a notch? Diners can ‘twist’ up their dishes with sweet, savory and spicy ingredients such as cheddar cheese and diced bacon to top hash browns, golden-fried Jalapeño Bottle Caps® to liven up your sandwich, and fresh strawberries to top French toast, waffles or pancakes, all for just 99 cents.

For a sweet take on dessert, Denny’s delicious Pancake Puppies® have been given a tropical new taste, packed full of pineapple-coconut and white chocolate chips, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with cream cheese icing. Denny’s coffee blends have been given a seasonal spin with the new Caramel Coffee, available both hot and iced, featuring Denny’s Bold Signature Diner Roast™ blended with sweet caramel and cream. For a refreshing finish, guests can savor the new Tropical Smoothie or Minute Maid® Premium Berry Blend, for a fruity taste of summer.

What’s more, Denny’s menu isn’t the only thing taking a spin; the diner has teamed up with NASCAR® star Denny Hamlin to introduce the world’s first, and only “Denny’s Denny’s.” Hamlin loves Denny’s so much, he’s taking the custom “Denny’s Denny’s” on the road with him as he competes in some of the biggest NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series races this season. Fans will be able to stop by and experience a taste of “Denny’s Denny’s” as it makes pit stops across the country. If that wasn’t enough, a “Denny’s Denny’s” sweepstakes, exclusive video content and fan “boothies” will fuel fans excitement this summer by visiting www.dennysdennys.com.

Launched nationwide, the “Denny’s With a Twist” menu is available all day, every day; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items.

About Denny’s Corp.

Denny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guam, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com or the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram  or YouTube.

Denny’s Takes Guests On A Sizzling Trip Across America



Denny's Takes Guests On A Sizzling Trip Across America

New limited time menu features hot, wholesome skillets bursting with tasty regional flavors

Denny's Takes Guests On A Sizzling Trip Across AmericaSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  To kick off the New Year, Denny’s is offering guests tastes from across the Nation with the introduction of its limited time “Skillets Across America” menu. Featuring four new savory skillet dishes, each freshly made and loaded with delicious ingredients, the menu boasts a variety of classic regional flavors combined with Denny’s signature diner twist.

“As we say goodbye to the holidays and welcome the New Year, we know that our guests are looking for more value and variety,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, chief marketing officer for Denny’s. “As America’s Diner we take pride in serving our guests exactly what they’re hungry for, and our new ‘Skillets Across America’ menu delivers satisfaction for every diner whether they’re looking for delicious comfort food, a lighter alternative or a budget-friendly bite, there’s something for the entire family.”

In addition to the new sizzling skillet creations, guests have the option to customize their dish with tasty additional ingredients such as fresh avocado and chorizo sausage, for just 99 cents:

  • Cali Avocado Skillet – This Fit Fare® option offers guilt-free dining packed with protein and high in fiber; featuring seasoned red-skinned potatoes, steamed fresh zucchini and squash, shredded cheddar cheese and topped with scrambled egg whites, pico de gallo and fresh avocado.
  • Philly Cheesesteak & Eggs Skillet – This celebrated sandwich has been given a sizzlin’ makeover; tender prime rib is served with seasoned red-skinned potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, fire-roasted bell peppers and onions, topped with pepper jack queso, an Italian cheese blend and two eggs cooked to order.
  • South by Southwest Skillet – Guests may enjoy a taste of the South with this hearty dish; crumbled chorizo sausage, sauteed mushrooms, fire-roasted bell peppers and onions are blended together with seasoned red-skinned potatoes and topped with grilled seasoned chicken breast, shredded cheddar cheese and pepper jack queso.
  • Rio Ranchero Skillet – Spicy flavors pack a punch in this hot and tasty dish; hearty breakfast sausage is mixed with seasoned red-skinned potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, fire-roasted bell peppers and onions, jalapenos, pico de gallo and Denny’s new spicy five pepper sauce, topped with two eggs cooked to order.

For a refreshing finish, guests may enjoy one of Denny’s delicious Tropical, Groovy Mango or Strawberry Banana Bliss smoothies, all made with real fruit, juice and nonfat yogurt. Or, for a more indulgent option, guests may try Denny’s new Raspberry and White Chocolate Pancake Puppies® or sinfully sweet Cookies & Cream Mega Sundae for just $4 from the $2,4,6,8 Value Menu®.

Launched nationwide, Denny’s “Skillets Across America” menu is available all day, every day; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items. For more information please visit www.dennys.com.

Leave The Holiday Hassle At Home With Christmas At Denny’s



Leave The Holiday Hassle At Home With Christmas At Denny's

America’s Diner serves delicious, stress-free meals on its busiest day of the year

Leave The Holiday Hassle At Home With Christmas At Denny'sSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Enjoy seasonal favorites and holiday cheer, as Denny’s hosts Christmas again this year. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24-hours of Christmas Day, Denny’s guests can enjoy an affordable, hassle-free meal with family and friends to celebrate the holiday. Last year, Denny’s served more than 1.3 million guests on Dec. 25, making Christmas the diner’s busiest day for the fourth consecutive year.

“The holidays are always a busy time for our guests, and many of them join us on Christmas Day for a taste of tradition without the hassle and expense of preparing their own holiday feast,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, chief marketing officer for Denny’s. “We believe Christmas Day should be spent enjoying good food and making memories with loved ones, and as America’s Diner we’re here to offer guests a place they can come together and celebrate during the festive season.”

Whether they’re celebrating at breakfast, lunch or dinner, many guests opt for classic diner favorites on Christmas Day such as the Build Your Own Grand Slam®, which is the most popular menu item sold on Dec. 25. Denny’s Signature Diner Roast™ coffee, available in Bold and Mild blends, provides guests with the fuel they need to get through the busy day, with more than 370,000 cups sold on Christmas Day alone.

Dining out at Denny’s doesn’t mean missing out on the true taste of Christmas. The limited time ‘Season’s Flavorites‘ menu features delicious festive dishes with a twist on tradition, such as the new Hot Turkey Dipper and Holiday Turkey & Dressing Dinner, or the Build Your Own Holiday Slam®, including new holiday additions Gingerbread French Toast and Pumpkin Pancakes.

For a tasty treat to sweeten up Christmas Day, guests may enjoy Denny’s new Pumpkin Coffee, Red Velvet Pancake Puppies® or decadent new Red Velvet Milkshake. For a budget-friendly bite, Diners can take home a slice of Pumpkin or Pecan Pie for $2 from the 2,4,6,8 Value Menu® or take a whole pie home for just $8.99. For guests still in need of last-minute stocking stuffers, Denny’s gift cards are the perfect go-to gift for family and friends.

“We look forward to making this time of year extra special for our guests by offering the seasonal flavors they love with the same great value, variety and convenience they’re come to expect from Denny’s,” added Dillon.

For more information or to find a participating Denny’s near you, please visit www.dennys.com.

Denny’s Corporation Announces Reopening of Remodeled Las Vegas Casino Royale Restaurant



Denny's Corporation Announces Reopening of Remodeled Las Vegas Casino Royale Restaurant

Highest Historical Volume Company Owned Restaurant

Denny's Corporation Announces Reopening of Remodeled Las Vegas Casino Royale RestaurantSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Denny’s Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today announced the reopening of its Las Vegas restaurant located at 3397 South Las Vegas Boulevard today. Historically the highest volume Company owned restaurant, this location was closed for reconstruction in January 2014 and is opening ahead of its originally scheduled 2015 opening date. It is located between the Casino Royale and The Venetian.

“This is a historic high volume Denny’s location that has been a part of our system for nearly 50 years. We are excited to reopen this location after an extensive refresh that celebrates Denny’s diner heritage, while staying true to the sights and sounds of Las Vegas,” commented John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Denny’s. “We were able to reopen this location ahead of schedule, bringing our menu of diner classics, and breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites back to the Las Vegas Strip around the clock, and just ahead of the holidays.”

The iconic Casino Royale Denny’s location originally opened in 1966 and now features an updated look and feel. The updated interior scheme is based upon Denny’s warm and welcoming Heritage design that has been positively received across the country. The South Las Vegas Boulevard restaurant can now accommodate more guests and comfortably seat large and small parties for a total of more than 300 guests. Additionally, the location includes some signature Las Vegas twists that are unique and highlight the history of this nearly 50 year old location. The restaurant features a wall facing Las Vegas Boulevard that when opened exposes an open air balcony with a spectacular view of the Mirage Volcano Show and the Las Vegas Strip, giving guests a front row seat while they enjoy their meal. The exterior also incorporates a one-of-a-kind 50 foot illuminated fork that will act as a beacon on Las Vegas Boulevard for hungry diners 24 hours a day.

For more information and to find a Denny’s nearest you, please visit www.dennys.com.

Denny's Corporation Announces Reopening of Remodeled Las Vegas Casino Royale Restaurant

Denny's Corporation Announces Reopening of Remodeled Las Vegas Casino Royale Restaurant

Denny's Corporation Announces Reopening of Remodeled Las Vegas Casino Royale Restaurant

Denny's Corporation Announces Reopening of Remodeled Las Vegas Casino Royale Restaurant

About Denny’s Corporation

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has 1,689 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,586 restaurants in the United States and 103 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Chile and New Zealand. As of September 24, 2014, 1,529 of Denny’s restaurants were franchised and 160 restaurants were company operated. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, links to SEC filings and other financial information, please visit the Denny’s investor relations website at investor.dennys.com.

Denny’s Corporation Announces Promotions for Brand Leadership Team



Denny's Corporation Announces Promotions for Brand Leadership Team

Chris Bode Promoted to Chief Operating Officer, John Dillon to Chief Marketing Officer and Jill Van Pelt to Chief People Officer

Denny's Corporation Announces Promotions for Brand Leadership TeamSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Denny’s Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, has announced promotions for key leaders, including Chris Bode to the position of Chief Operating Officer, John Dillon to the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Jill Van Pelt to the newly created position of Chief People Officer.

“Chris, John and Jill have all contributed to Denny’s success in a meaningful way, further revitalizing America’s Diner by leading key initiatives in our plan to drive improvements across our food, service and atmosphere,” stated John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Denny’s. “We look forward to leveraging their leadership and respective expertise to strengthen the Denny’s brand and foster future growth of our leading family-dining chain.”

Chris Bode has been promoted to Sr. Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, where he will have an expanded focus on directing all of Denny’s company and franchise operations and operations services, among other responsibilities. Mr. Bode previously served as Denny’s Senior Vice President, Operations since January 2013, and throughout that time his strong operations background and leadership has guided Denny’s to achieve progress in guest satisfaction, restaurant reviews, the foundation for margin improvements, and overall strengthening of operations capabilities for both franchisee and company operators.

John Dillon has been promoted to Sr. Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer where he will take on an expanded marketing leadership role to continue executing on Denny’s marketing and branding efforts as America’s Diner to drive sales, profitability and value across the brand. Mr. Dillon has been with the Company since 2007 and previously served as Vice President of Marketing, helping to lead strategic marketing efforts including the creation of Denny’s $2$4$6$8 Value Menu®, development of its current positioning as “America’s Diner,” as well as improvements in calendar, menu and brand communications that have contributed to the brand’s ongoing revitalization.

Jill Van Pelt has been promoted to Sr. Vice President, Chief People Officer. In this newly created role, she will continue to oversee all human resources functions, along with a role in internal communications and crisis management. Ms. Van Pelt has been with the Company since 2006 and previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Company where she has been instrumental in evolving human resources into a critical leadership role within the Company.

About Denny’s Corporation

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has 1,693 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,591 restaurants in the United States and 102 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Chile and New Zealand. As of June 25, 2014, 1,533 of Denny’s restaurants were franchised and 160 restaurants were company operated. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, links to SEC filings and other financial information, please visit the Denny’s investor relations website at investor.dennys.com.

Denny’s Comes To The Big Apple



Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

Photo Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Denny’s

America’s Diner opens first New York City location featuring exclusive design, architecture and full-service craft cocktail bar unique to Lower Manhattan – the first of its kind for the Denny’s brand

New York, NY  (Restaurant News ReleaseDenny’s today announced long-awaited plans to open its first-ever Manhattan location on Friday, Aug. 29, at 5 a.m. Located at 150 Nassau Street at the gateway to New York’s Financial District, the new location incorporates locally-inspired, historical design elements with the classic, American diner atmosphere guests have come to expect from Denny’s. The diner promises all-new, exclusive front- and back-of-house features and menu items that make it both a welcome addition to the neighborhood and the first of its kind for the full-service, family restaurant chain.

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

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“In seeking the prime location for Denny’s first entrance into New York, the financial capital of the world, Lower Manhattan seemed the perfect fit,” said Rahul Marwah, Denny’s franchisee and manager of Nassau 8793, LLC. “We purposefully designed a restaurant that suits this vibrant and historic neighborhood, drawing inspiration from the unique charm, character and flair of legendary downtown New York eateries that locals have loved and cherished for decades. Of course, working side-by-side with the condominium board at 150 Nassau Street to see this vision come to life was imperative.”

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

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The exclusive features found in the Manhattan Denny’s include rich, dark wood paneling, button-tufted leather seating and copper-stamped ceilings. The unit has also installed sound deadening materials, pollution control filters and vibration isolation equipment that aim to keep noise, external odors and vibrations from mechanical equipment to a minimum so as not to disturb local residents.

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

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“When Denny’s first presented our condominium board with the designs for the Manhattan restaurant, we welcomed the opportunity to review, collaborate and provide feedback on various elements,” said Jay Geiger, president of the board of managers at 150 Nassau Street. “From the architectural design to construction features and materials, we’re proud to have our collective thoughts and feedback well-incorporated into such a warm and inviting finished space, and we are pleased to welcome Denny’s to our neighborhood and building.”

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

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In addition to the uniquely-New York look and feel of the restaurant, the Manhattan Denny’s also features state-of-the-art kitchen equipment aimed at improving consistency, product quality and operational efficiency. Special menu items will also be made available to guests, including Denny’s new Italian Meatball Lasagna, Chocolate Lava Cake and a variety of Flatbreads such as BBQ Chicken, Cheese Burger and Veggie.

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

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The restaurant also features a full-service, craft cocktail bar – the first of its kind for the diner brand. Denny’s enlisted the services of bar consultant Michael Capoferri of Here in Spirit (formerly of Soho House West Hollywood) to create a beverage program that offers quality, upscale products coupled with the value and flavor profiles that Denny’s guests have come to know and love.  The bar will offer a rotating selection of beer and wine, a variety of both pre-prohibition and contemporary cocktails and competitive happy hour specials.

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

Photo Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Denny’s

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

Photo Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Denny’s

“New York has long been considered the cultural melting pot of the world,” said Steve Henry, senior director of field marketing for Denny’s. “We’ve been so graciously welcomed into our new Manhattan home and look forward to becoming a neighborhood gathering place where local residents, visitors of this great city and our loyal guests from all over the country can always count on good service, a great atmosphere and, most importantly, delicious food.”

Denny's Comes To The Big Apple

Photo Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Denny’s

As a full-service diner, the Manhattan Denny’s will be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. until midnight and will serve great food at affordable prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Denny’s is also known for providing its customers with tremendous value, including these great deals:

  • “Fit Fare” – Delicious choices that are good for you, too.  Denny’s “Fit Fare” options feature healthy choices like egg whites and hearty wheat breads that can be substituted into any meal for no extra charge. Using the expansive Build Your Own Grand Slam® menu, diners have more than 250 ways to build a meal with 550 calories or less, and 32 ways to build a meal of 400 calories or less. With plenty of simple substitutions and healthy “Fit Fare” entrees found throughout the lunch and dinner menu, Denny’s makes it easy for you to eat well on the go.
  • Free Birthday Grand Slam®– Celebrate your special day with a free Original Grand Slam® meal at participating Denny’s restaurants. The Original Grand Slam® offer is free for the birthday guy or gal who can show proof that it’s their birthday, and is good for dine-in only.
  • AARP Members Save 15 Percent – Show your AARP membership card at participating Denny’s restaurants and save 15 percent off your total check every day.

About Denny’s Corp.

Denny's Comes To The Big AppleDenny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating more than 1,680 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com.

For news and updates on Denny’s please visit the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest or YouTube.

Add Flavor To Family Mealtime With Denny’s New ‘Monthly Features’



Add Flavor To Family Mealtime With Denny's New 'Monthly Features'

Denny’s Red, White & Blueberry French Toast Breakfast

America’s Diner offers more value and variety with new options for the whole family to enjoy

Spartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Denny’s has long been a place for family and friends to gather for great food and good conversation, and with its latest Monthly Features, family mealtime at America’s Diner is both fun and full of flavor. With kid-approved Build Your Own French Toast, fresh Avocado-inspired dishes to tempt parents’ palates and new additions to the $2468 Value Menu, Denny’s spring lineup has plenty to suit every taste and budget.

“With our spring-inspired ‘Monthly Features’, we hope to make the time-honored tradition of the family meal tastier than ever before,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “We know how challenging it can be to juggle individual preferences at mealtime, so we’ve compiled a variety of new items that are sure to please everyone. With fully customizable classics and bold new flavors all at an incredible value, families can count on Denny’s for a delicious, hassle-free serving of quality time together.”

Add Flavor To Family Mealtime With Denny's New 'Monthly Features'

Denny’s Fit Fare Fruity 7 Grain French Toast Breakfast

For a sweet start to the day, Denny’s Build Your Own French Toast offers a breakfast favorite starting at just $4.99. With more than 15 deliciously different items to choose from, guests of all ages can let their imagination go wild. Those in need of a little breakfast inspiration can try one of Denny’s four new signature creations including the Sticky Bun French Toast Breakfast, topped with glazed pecans, cream cheese icing and cinnamon sauce, or the Fit Fare® Fruity 7 Grain French Toast Breakfast, covered in fresh strawberries, banana slices and a drizzle of honey, for a guilt-free take on this breakfast classic. If guests are struggling to choose from the more than 200 possible custom creations, they can turn to Denny’s French Toast Test to reveal their cravings and receive 20 percent off their entire guest check.

Add Flavor To Family Mealtime With Denny's New 'Monthly Features'

Denny’s $4 Baja Quesadilla Burger

Those with an appetite for value may enjoy the pocket-friendly  $4 Baja Quesadilla Burger. Featuring a grilled flour tortilla filled with a hand-press beef patty, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce, freshly made pico de gallo, chipotle sauce and served with tortilla chips and salsa, this tasty favorite from Denny’s $2468 Value Menu ensures guests can fill up the whole family without emptying their wallet.

Add Flavor To Family Mealtime With Denny's New 'Monthly Features'

Denny’s Avocado Santa Fe Skillet

But guests won’t just save green – they’ll savor it. With delicious new Avocado Favorites, Denny’s is refreshing classic diner dishes one slice at a time. The new Avocado BLT offers a sophisticated twist on an American tradition, with freshly sliced avocado, bacon, spring mix, tomato and a creamy pepper spread on toasted sourdough bread. For a tasty breakfast any time of day, the Avocado Bacon Omelette boasts bacon, tomato, pepper jack cheese and avocado, while the Avocado Santa Fe Skillet offers guests a heartier option with a sizzlin’ mix of crumbled chorizo sausage, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and season red-skinned potatoes topped with a smoky cheese blend, two eggs and avocado. With the option to add fresh avocado to any entrée for only 99 cents, guests can squeeze an extra serving of goodness into any meal.

What’s more, as families prepare to hit the road for summer fun, the newly refreshed ‘Build Your Own’ Denny’s mobile app, available on iPhone and Android devices, will guarantee that family-friendly dining is never hard to find. With the Museum of Diner Art, games, limited-time menus, special offers and more, the app keeps the latest monthly features at guests’ fingertips, no matter where the summer takes them.

Launched nationwide, Denny’s ‘Monthly Features’ menu, including Build Your Own French Toast, Avocado Favorites and the Baja Quesadilla Burger, is available all day, every day; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items.

Denny’s Introduces Fresh Fit Fare Dishes on New ‘Monthly Features’ Menu



Denny's Fit Fare Breakfast Sandwich Plate

Denny’s Fit Fare Breakfast Sandwich Plate

America’s Diner kicks-off 2014 with new limited time offer menu and lighter, leaner options

Denny's Introduces Fresh Fit Fare Dishes on New 'Monthly Features' MenuSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  As Denny’s role as America’s Diner continues to evolve, the restaurant chain announced its new approach to limited time menus with the introduction of ‘Monthly Features,’ a classic diner tradition. Each month during the year, select menu dishes will be highlighted to guests, including a variety of new Fit Fare® alternatives that allow guests to keep their New Year’s resolutions on track without compromising on taste, value or variety.

“Classic American diners are known for having regular ‘specials’ and the introduction of our ‘Monthly Features’ menu is a tasty twist on an iconic favorite,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “As America’s Diner, we hope to enhance the diner experience by revisiting this beloved tradition and giving a modern nod to the heritage on which we were founded.”

January is all about satisfying breakfast cravings as the diner highlights a new range of delicious breakfast sandwiches. For hungry diners, the Loaded Breakfast Sandwich Plate is sure to satisfy any rumblings; featuring two strips of bacon, shaved ham, American cheese and an egg cooked to order on a toasted English muffin, served with hash browns and a side of seasonal fruit. For a lighter way to start the day, the new Fit Fare® Breakfast Sandwich Plate offers guilt-free dining packed full of flavor; two strips of turkey bacon, pepper jack cheese, fresh spinach, tomato and an egg cooked to order on a toasted English muffin, served with yogurt and a side of seasonal fruit. For a budget-friendly bite, guests may enjoy a Breakfast Sandwich with hash browns for only $4 as part of Denny’s $2468 Value Menu™.

Guests with a heartier appetite may opt for a ‘Build Your Own Skillet’ which will be highlighted through the month of February. Offering more than 30 delicious ingredients guests may build their own freshly prepared, hot sizzlin’ skillet any way they like. For those not in the mood to build, Denny’s has it covered with five delicious custom designs, including the new protein packed Fit Fare® Baja Skillet bursting with red skinned potatoes, steamed vegetables, fresh avocado and egg whites.

For a taste of tradition, Denny’s puts the spotlight on its famous “Build Your Own Grand Slam’ in March, serving even more choice and variety than ever before with over 300 ways to build a hearty breakfast under 550 calories. With nutritious Fit Fare® options, including chicken sausage and hearty wheat pancakes, eating out and staying healthy has never been easier.

“While we’re known for our spin on all-American classics, we also pride ourselves on listening to the needs of our guests and providing alternatives that don’t compromise on flavor. Our Fit Fare® menu items offer a lighter, leaner take on some of our most popular dishes, and we’re thrilled to kick-off 2014 with even more to variety to satisfy our guests,” added Dillon.

Launched nationwide, Denny’s ‘Monthly Features’ menu, including Breakfast Sandwiches, Build Your Own Skillets and Build Your Own Grand Slam offerings, is available all day, every day; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items.

Denny’s Corporation Captures the Unique Diner Experience With the Evolution of Its America’s Diner Campaign



Denny's Corporation Captures the Unique Diner Experience With the Evolution of Its America's Diner Campaign

Integrated Campaign Features the Sights, Sounds and Energy of America’s Diner With New Tagline, Menus, TV Spots and More

Denny's Corporation Captures the Unique Diner Experience With the Evolution of Its America's Diner Campaign

Spartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Denny’s Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, has launched the next evolution of its America’s Diner campaign celebrating the 60 year old brand’s authentic diner heritage and ‘come as you are’ atmosphere. The company is embarking on a cross-disciplined campaign to reinforce its position as America’s Diner and enhance guests’ dining experience with new TV spots, the introduction of monthly features focusing on key brand equities, a redesigned core menu and in-store merchandising with more ‘diner relevant’ photography and creative, that brings Denny’s back to its diner roots.

“Our guests feel a personal connection to our America’s Diner brand positioning, and we really want to bring those feelings to life. This evolution celebrates the classic sights and sounds of a diner –from freshly brewed coffee being poured into a mug to the sizzle of bacon on the grill,” said Frances Allen, Chief Brand Officer for Denny’s. “Everything we are rolling out with this campaign aims to capture and replicate the warm, unique environment that can only be found at your local Denny’s diner, where the sounds from the kitchen and conversations between customers and friendly, spirited servers create that welcoming, familiar feeling that has our guests falling in love with Denny’s all over again.”

The new “Slice of Diner” TV campaign features five new 15 second spots showcasing the energy of a diner and reflecting the cycle that occurs hundreds of times a day in every Denny’s across the country. The spots are all punctuated with the ding of the “order up” bell and a friendly, “Welcome to Denny’s” greeting, evoking the feel of a familiar, comfortable dining experience.

“This campaign truly encompasses Denny’s rich diner heritage by successfully conjuring up the feelings of warmth and comfort associated with sharing a meal at a local diner,” added Frances Allen. “This evolution of our marketing further honors our 60 years as America’s Diner by going back to the basics and reminding the public why we’re such an integral part of America’s diner history.”

Roger Beasley, Chief Strategy Officer of Erwin Penland added: “Our mission with this new campaign is not only to drive restaurant traffic, but to reimagine Denny’s as the iconic diner brand that we all know and love. Each “Slice of Diner” spot features multiple interactions in the tried-and-true diner cycle – servers greet guests, guests place their orders, cooks fulfill the orders and servers complete the cycle by delivering food to guests. To keep the campaign entirely authentic, all food footage was shot-in restaurant – not in a studio – in a Denny’s kitchen. This new brand direction for Denny’s is one that we’re proud to lead, and we’re excited to reconnect all guests, both loyal and new, to America’s Diner.”

All Denny’s locations nationwide will offer monthly ‘Chalkboard’ features throughout 2014, starting with the $4 Breakfast Sandwiches in January. Denny’s is proud to offer simple, authentic, and fully customizable breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

About Denny’s

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has almost 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 100 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, El Salvador and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, links to SEC filings and other financial information, please visit the Denny’s investor relations website at investor.dennys.com.

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Christmas Day At Denny’s: All Of The Trimmings, None Of The Stress



Christmas Day At Denny's: All Of The Trimmings, None Of The Stress

America’s Diner serves affordable, delicious meals without the holiday hassle

Christmas Day At Denny's: All Of The Trimmings, None Of The StressSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, guests can cross a delicious, stress-free meal off their Christmas wish list. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all 24-hours of Christmas Day, Denny’s gives diners the gift of convenience during the hectic holiday season. In fact, last year Denny’s served more than 1.3 million guests on Dec. 25, making Christmas the diner chain’s busiest day for the third consecutive year.

“For many of our Christmas Day guests, eating at Denny’s has become a treasured holiday tradition. Once the presents have been unwrapped and the stockings are empty, families and friends come together to enjoy a tasty, affordable meal,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “As America’s Diner we’re here to take care of our guests so they can enjoy what matters most this time of year: good food and quality time spent with loved ones.”

Denny’s busiest Christmas Day hours fall between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., with many guests opting for all-day diner favorites such as the Build Your Own Grand Slam®, the most popular menu item sold on Dec. 25. This customizable breakfast feast ensures every guest gets exactly what he or she wants for Christmas – at least at Denny’s. For only $5.99, diners may choose any four of their favorite items, including two eggs cooked to order, bacon strips, buttermilk pancakes and hash browns.

This year, Santa’s helpers aren’t the only elves serving up holiday cheer at Denny’s. The diner is also offering guests a taste of Middle-earth to celebrate the Dec. 13 release of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). The limited time menu features seven authentic dishes inspired by “The Hobbit” films, including festive seasonal flavors such as Bowman’s Brew Pumpkin Coffee and Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes, which are sure to satisfy even the hungriest of hobbits. For more traditional fare, the Dwarves’ Turkey and Dressing Dinner offers a twist on a holiday favorite with sliced turkey breast, home-style stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce served with a choice of two sides and dinner bread.

Guests may enjoy a sweet finish to their Christmas Day meal with Radagast’s Red Velvet Pancake Puppies® or Bard’s Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake, featuring a decadent blend of real pumpkin pie and premium vanilla ice cream. Diners can also pick-up traditional pumpkin and pecan pies, served by the slice or bought whole for just $8.99, or Denny’s Hobbit-inspired gift cards for a last-minute treat on their way to visit family and friends this holiday season.

“Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day we’re always open, offering the same great value, variety and convenience that guests can find at Denny’s every other day of the year,” added Dillon.

Denny’s Corporation Announces 2013 Franchise Awards



Denny's Corporation Announces 2013 Franchise Awards

Mohammad Kabir of Moer Foods, Inc. won Denny’s Large Operator category
for franchisees operating 10 restaurants or more.

Denny's Corporation Announces 2013 Franchise AwardsSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, in partnership with the Denny’s Franchisee Association, today announced the recipients of their most prestigious annual awards which were recently presented to deserving franchise groups on October 30 at the 2013 Denny’s Franchisee Association Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. Each year the convention provides the Denny’s community the opportunity to come together to celebrate the Company’s progress and to develop future plans for the continued success of the brand.

“We are pleased to honor a few of our many dedicated franchisees who have demonstrated outstanding performance in building their businesses and serving their local communities every day,” commented John Miller, president and chief executive officer of Denny’s Corporation. “Denny’s success is due in large part to the hard work of our outstanding partners and we would like to thank each and every one of them for their commitment to the brand and providing guests a unique diner experience.”

Craig Barber, chairman of Denny’s Franchisee Association Board added, “Each year the DFA Convention celebrates the positive contributions of a collaborative DFA Board, franchise community and Denny’s corporate leadership team that is focused and making great strides in rejuvenating Denny’s. We are more energized than ever to continue elevation of the brand as we unleash the power of America’s Diner to its full potential.”

Denny's Corporation Announces 2013 Franchise Awards

Jerry D. Fouts of J & D Restaurants, Inc. won Denny’s Small Operator category
for franchisees operating nine restaurants or less.

Denny’s recognized this year’s top awards recipients for their remarkable performance this year:

  • Franchisee of the Year, Large Operator – Mohammad Kabir of Moer Foods, Inc. won the Large Operator category for franchisees operating 10 restaurants or more
  • Franchisee of the Year, Small Category – Jerry D. Fouts of J & D Restaurants, Inc. won the Small Operator category for franchisees operating nine restaurants or less
  • President’s Guiding Principle Award – Carl Ferland of Den Success Inc. was awarded this achievement for his outstanding commitment to the Denny’s brand
  • Developer of the Year – Mike Tatari and Ali Sharaf of Almo Investment, Ltd.
    • Donnell Thompson and Ronald Wooten of RWDT Foods, Inc.
  • International Developer of the Year – Roberto Larach of Comidas Especializadas, S.De R.L.
  • Denny’s awarded its Guiding Principles Awards to the following franchisees who demonstrated the core attributes of Denny’s on a daily basis:
    • ‘Guests First’ was awarded to Agustin Monge of Sendero De Ensueno (S.E.) S.A.
    • ‘Embrace Openness’ was awarded to Joey and Susan Terrell of RTE 66 Corp.
    • ‘Proud of Our Heritage’ was awarded to Bobby Naicker of Dencan Restaurants, Inc.
    • ‘Hungry to Win’ was awarded to David and Sam Faldu of OM Foods Inc.
    • ‘The Power of We’ was awarded to Carl Ferland of Den Success Inc.
  • Share Our Strength Award – Maher Ismail of Aliya Food Service Inc. was the franchise restaurant that raised the most money for Dine Out For No Kid Hungry

About Denny’s

Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has 1,686 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,586 restaurants in the United States and 100 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Chile and New Zealand. As of September 25, 2013, 1,522 of Denny’s restaurants were franchised and 164 restaurants were company operated. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, links to SEC filings and other financial information, please visit the Denny’s investor relations website at investor.dennys.com.

Denny’s Treats Veterans To All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes



Denny's Treats Veterans To All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes

America’s Diner invites military personnel with valid ID to enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day

Spartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  To thank America’s heroes for their endless dedication and service, Denny’s is giving away never-ending stacks of its famous buttermilk pancakes to active, inactive and retired military personnel on Monday, Nov. 11.

From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide, diners with a valid military ID will receive free all-you-can-eat pancakes, complete with warm maple syrup and whipped butter. These fluffy, all-American favorites can be enjoyed on their own or as the perfect complement to any Denny’s meal.

“As America’s diner, we’re passionate about celebrating and showing our appreciation for our country’s heroes,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “We’re thankful for the sacrifices these outstanding men and women have made, and we hope they’ll join us on Veterans Day for a small taste of our gratitude.”

Select Denny’s nationwide offer a 10 percent military discount year-round for diners with proof of service. For more information or to find a participating Denny’s near you, please visit www.dennys.com.

About Denny’s Corp.

Denny's Treats Veterans To All-You-Can-Eat PancakesDenny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating more than 1,680 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com.

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Your Eggs, Your Way With Denny’s “Build Your Own Omelette” Menu



Your Eggs, Your Way With Denny's "Build Your Own Omelette" Menu

Denny’s Bacon Avocado Omelette

America’s Diner celebrates a breakfast classic with endless omelette creations

Your Eggs, Your Way With Denny's "Build Your Own Omelette" MenuSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Denny’s is elevating a diner breakfast favorite with the launch of its customizable “Build Your Own Omelette” menu. For a limited time only, guests may create thousands of possible eggciting combinations and build a breakfast masterpiece of their own from countless fillings and tasty toppings to satisfy any savory craving.

“Eggs are synonymous with breakfast and a standout ingredient in some our most famous dishes,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “With our new #BYOomelette menu we wanted to honor this long-standing diner favorite, while offering our guests even more of the customization and creativity they enjoy.”

Guests may create a work of art with their omelette, selecting from a choice of ‘start up,’ a three egg omelette with a choice of cheese, ‘double up,’ featuring two additional fillings, or ‘load up,’ offering four additional ingredients for eggstremely hungry diners. All options come with hash browns or grits and a choice of toast, biscuit or English muffin to complement your tasty creation. With plenty of delicious ingredients to choose from, guests will have no problem building an omelette exactly the way they like; from smoky cheese blends and chorizo sausage, avocado and diced ham, or even healthier options like turkey bacon – the possibilities are endless.

Your Eggs, Your Way With Denny's "Build Your Own Omelette" Menu

Denny’s Chorizo Tortilla Omelette

Diners not in the mood to get creative can choose from a delicious selection of Denny’s signature omelette designs, such as the new Chorizo Tortilla Omelette, Fit Fare® Loaded Veggie Omelette or the tasty Bacon Avocado Omelette. A freshly brewed cup of Denny’s Signature Diner Roast, including new vanilla or toasty hazelnut flavors, offers the perfect complement to any omelette.

For cravings beyond breakfast, guests may enjoy one of three delicious new dishes, including the hearty Build Your Own Sampler appetizer, tender Prime Rib Cobb salad, or the USDA select Sirloin Steak, which serves as a healthy alternative when served with Fit Fare® sides.

Your Eggs, Your Way With Denny's "Build Your Own Omelette" Menu

Denny’s Double Chocolate Pancake Puppies with Peanut Butter Sauce

For an indulgent ending any time of day, guests may choose from a variety of sweet treats including the new Double Chocolate Pancake Puppies® with Peanut Butter Sauce, Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk Shake or a budget-friendly bite with the Mini Banana Split at just $2 from the $2,4,6,8 Value Menu. For a rich and refreshing finish, diners may enjoy the cool and creamy Frosty Roast or the new Iced Coffee for a tasty way to perk up the day.

What’s more, guests can give back as they enjoy their eggs by contributing to the brand’s fundraising efforts in collaboration with America’s Egg Farmers and Share Our Strength. Kicking off Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, visit any of the 1,200 participating Denny’s nationwide and donate $3 directly to Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry®” program and receive up to a $9 value on Denny’s diner favorites. Plus, for every “Build Your Own Omelette” purchased Sept. 9 through Sept. 15, America’s Egg Farmers will donate one egg on behalf of Denny’s guests to a “No Kid Hungry®” partner to help alleviate childhood hunger in America.

Launched nationwide today, the “Build Your Own Omelette” menu is available all day, every day with prices starting at just $5.99; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items.

About Denny’s Corp.

Denny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating more than 1,680 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand.

Denny’s #BYOPancakes Menu Back By Popular Demand



Denny's #BYOPancakes Menu Back By Popular Demand

America’s Diner celebrates the return of a family favorite with unlimited pancake creations

Denny's #BYOPancakes Menu Back By Popular DemandSpartanburg, SC  (Restaurant News Release)  Denny’s is offering another chance to satisfy those sweet and savory cravings with the return of its beloved “Build Your Own Pancakes” menu. Back for four weeks only, the popular menu features countless fillings and tasty toppings with more than 300 possible combinations for guests to get creative with, as well as a delicious selection of Denny’s signature pancake designs.

“As America’s Diner, we pride ourselves on offering our guests freedom and creativity with their food, whether it’s our signature ‘Build Your Own Grand Slam®’ or our variety of ‘Fit Fare®’ substitutions,” said John Dillon, @DillonJohnW, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “When we introduced our #BYOPancakes menu last year, guests of all ages had so much fun creating unique and customized dishes that we knew we had to bring back this family favorite for everyone to enjoy over the summer.”

For a limited time only, guests are in charge of building their way to pancake perfection with a choice of short stack, served with two fluffy pancakes or a tall stack, served with three. Both options come with two eggs cooked to order, two bacon strips or two sausage links and a choice of either hash browns, seasoned red-skinned potatoes or grits. With plenty of delicious batters, mix-ins and toppings to choose from, kids and adults alike will be busy creating the pancake of their dreams; from glazed pecans and diced bacon, fresh strawberries and peanut butter sauce, or even whipped cream and chocolate chips, the options to explore are endless.

Hungry diners not in the mood to build can choose from one of Denny’s s fluffy pancake creations to satisfy their cravings such as the Sweet Pecana ‘Nana Pancakes Breakfast, Red, White and Blue Pancakes Breakfast, tasty Blueberry Muffin Pancakes Breakfast, sweet Bananaberry Pancakes Breakfast or the deliciously indulgent Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes Breakfast.

Denny's Build Your Own Pancakes Menu Back By Popular Demand

Denny’s Red, White and Blue Pancakes Breakfast

Denny's Build Your Own Pancakes Menu Back By Popular Demand

Denny’s Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes Breakfast

Those who want to break free from the pancake pack may enjoy one of three delicious new dishes; the hearty Build Your Own Sampler, tender Prime Rib Cobb salad, or the USDA select Sirloin Steak, which serves as a healthy alternative when served with Fit Fare® sides.

For a sweet treat, the menu features new Red, White and Blue Milk Shakes, made with premium vanilla ice cream and available in variety of flavors including Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon Icebox Pie and Blueberry Cheesecake. Additional refreshing choices include the White Lemon Chill, cool and creamy Frosty Roast or the new Iced Coffee for a tasty treat to perk up the day.

Launched nationwide today, the “Build Your Own Pancakes” menu is available all day, every day for four weeks only with prices starting at just $3.99; the menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and late-night items.

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