Diner Roles

Your career could start with the click of a button.

From cooks to managers to corporate positions, there's a career for you at Denny's.

Bring Your Talents to the Table

Employees are the face of our brand, and we invest in their growth and development.

As the largest family-style restaurant company in North America, Denny’s has always taken its role as an employer seriously, understanding that it is a privilege to be able to give back to those who help build this company. We take every step possible to ensure that our employees are given opportunities to grow and develop professional skills that will aid them throughout their employment with Denny’s and beyond.

Diner Roles

Take a peek into a few of the career opportunities Denny's has to offer.

Cook

You do more than just follow a recipe. A lot more.

Because the food you create could be a mood-changer. Maybe even a day-changer. Something delicious that ignites our guests’ taste buds just enough to take their minds off their problems – if even for a few minutes. That’s why, to you, it’s not just about getting it out fast – it’s about getting it out right. With an extra dash of passion.

Because you’re not just cooking – you’re feeding people.

Benefits*

Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Flexible Schedule, Competitive Pay, Employee Relief Fund, Meal Discounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Spending Accounts, Vacation, Leave of Absence, Employee Discount Programs

*Only applicable to eligible employees at company owned locations.

Server

You’re the guests’ connection to the diner.

Sure, you take food orders and keep drinks filled – but that’s only the beginning. You make our guests’ meals and their time here as perfect as possible – so they can sit back and enjoy a moment to relax without any worries at all. Which means you’re also an advisor. A mind-reader. A friendly ear. And sometimes, simply a compassionate and friendly conversationalist.

So yes, your title is server – but feeding people goes far beyond taking orders and bringing meals to our guests. It’s about taking care of people. And that’s exactly what you do.

Benefits*

Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Flexible Schedule, Competitive Pay, Employee Relief Fund, Meal Discounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Spending Accounts, Vacation, Leave of Absence, Employee Discount Programs

*Only applicable to eligible employees at company owned locations.

Restaurant Manager

You provide more than a meal for your guests – you provide an experience that goes way beyond taste.

This is about how they feel when they’re your guest – from the time they walk in the diner, to the time they leave. That includes everything from mouth-watering menu items and friendly service, to a welcoming atmosphere and pristine restrooms.

Every bit of it counts.

And making sure all of it is just right is something you take very seriously. Because you understand that feeding people is more than just filling their stomachs.

Benefits*

Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Flexible Schedule, Competitive Pay, Quarterly and Annual Bonus Potential, Employee Relief Fund, Meal Discounts, Telecom Allowance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Spending Accounts, Vacation, Floating Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, Adoption Benefits, Paid Volunteer Hours, Free Shift Meals, Meal Discounts During Off Hours

*Only applicable to eligible employees at company owned locations

Home Office Positions

You’re part of a classic national brand. A member of a team whose passion is feeding people. All people. Every craving. Every budget.

And that goes well beyond serving healthy meals at fair prices – this is about feeding those that feed our customers. Giving our people the tools and the support they need to bring our mantra to life. It’s about understanding what our customers crave – great food, a welcoming atmosphere, a friendly conversation – and ensuring we deliver on it. Every day.

Because if our guests walk out feeling better than when they walked in, then we’ve fed them in a much more powerful way.

Benefits*

Competitive pay, Bonus opportunities, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, Adoption Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement, Floating Holidays, Disability, Employee Discounts, 401(k) with Company Match, Health Spending Accounts

*Only applicable to eligible Denny's, Inc. corporate employees

Career and Training Opportunities

I've learned through the years that Denny's is more than just a stopping ground for a career. It's a place where you have an opportunity to grow, learn from your mistakes and know that there is family to support you through challenges. This family is also there to celebrate your accomplishments and successes! If you want the opportunity to make a positive difference in a brand and in someone's life, Denny's is the place to be.
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Liza Guinto Human Resources

Denny's team member for 18 years

Growth Opportunties:

Legal, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Development, Product Development, Finance, Information Technology, Operations, Quality Assurance

Work is a large part of life, and Denny's has become a huge part of my life by giving me the opportunity to grow. To be part of this wonderful brand which is surrounded by GREAT people brings great pleasure to my family, which ultimately makes me happy to be part of such a great group of individuals within the organization.
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Ricardo Hernandez Multi-Unit Manager

Denny's team member for 11 years

Growth Opportunties:

District Manager, Senior District Manager, Franchise Business Leader, Operations Coach, Director

‘Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself, it's about advancing your people.’
This quote by John Maxwell perfectly sums up why I enjoy my role.
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Sandra Barrientos General Manager

Denny's team member for 13 years

Growth Opportunties:

Approved Training Manager, New Restaurant Opening Manager, Regional Training Manager, Operations Coach

I love working for Denny's because it's my passion! Seeing all the guests happy makes me happy. I love the brand, the people I work with, and work for!
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Callie McClellan Restaurant Manager

Denny's team member for 10 years

Growth Opportunties:

Approved Training Manager, General Manager, New Restaurant Opening Manager

I love the people I work with and really enjoy talking with various customers. Being able to make someone's day better by making sure that they have a pleasant experience and great food makes me feel great about my job.
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Angelina Borelli Shift Coordinator

Denny's team member for 8 years

Growth Opportunties:

Approved Trainer, New Restaurant Opening Trainer, Restaurant Manager

I’m thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with such great people over the years and I’ve made a lot of good friends who I consider as family.
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Robert Ramsburg Cook

Denny's team member for 17 years

Growth Opportunties:

Approved Trainer, Cross Training, New Restaurant Opening Trainer, Shift Coordinator, Restaurant Manager

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