Denny’s Restaurant

Harold Butler founded Denny’s in Southern California back in 1953 with a commitment to give the best in service, food, beverages and value. Denny’s began franchising in 1963 and grew from coast to coast along with the emerging highway system.

Today, Denny’s is a true icon, with brand awareness of almost 100%*. Having grown to include almost 1,700 restaurants and system-wide sales of over $2.4 billion, Denny’s is one of the largest and most recognized full-service family restaurant chains in the United States.

The Denny’s Operating System is designed to deliver a real breakfast experience around the clock. Home of the famous Grand Slam® breakfasts, Denny’s serves a variety of flavorful food and beverage choices that are both tasty and affordable. We are committed to our position as the go-to restaurant for America’s best breakfast. We continuously pursue innovation to enhance our quality menu and service platform.


Diner classics and friendly service for 60 years helped make Denny’s an American icon.


Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, based on number of units.
“As Denny’s approaches its 1,700th location and 60th anniversary, we proudly proclaim Denny’s as a brand for our times. Together, with our talented and committed franchisees, we will continue to gain share.”
“We are America’s Favorite Diner with an ambition to expand our comfortable, affordable and approachable platform around the globe. Thank you for your interest in the Company.”


“It’s what a great diner does: it makes everyone comfortable whenever it can.

So as the door closes behind you, we hope you feel like it’s still kind of open. Wide open.”


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