Denny's Family Values

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Join a family, not a company

We’re a family diner and proud of everything that means.

Denny’s employees are just like family both in and outside the diner. We feel a responsibility to offer people meaningful work that allows them to be fulfilled. Part of doing so means listening to them, being respectful of their ideas and unique perspectives, providing them with opportunities to give back to the communities they serve, and helping them realize that what they do and who they are matter.

In short, our family matters to us.

Image: Team members with eclipse kits.

Our home office team members celebrated the solar eclipse with kits from our Human Resources team and a half day to enjoy this event with friends and family!

Image: Team members in front of a blue SC Chamber of Commerce backdrop.

Our Human Resources team attended an awards dinner to celebrate South Carolina's best companies. We are honored to be named on the list for the second year in a row!

Denny's interior covered with cookie stickers.

In addition to our national No Kid Hungry campaign, our restaurants across the country participate in local fundraising for organizations that impact their community. The team in Amherst, New York raised nearly $3,000 in donations over two and a half weeks during the annual Cookies for Cancer fundraiser.

Prostart participants with Denny's Grand Slams character mascots.

We enjoyed meeting students from across the nation at the 2017 National Prostart Invitational. Teams from across the country competed in management and culinary competitions to win college scholarships. We are excited for the future of the restaurant industry as these bright, talented individuals graduate and start their careers.

A group of people in a Denny's booth eating Denny's on Demand takeout orders.

Our home office team members celebrated the launch of Denny's on Demand! Each employee received a t-shirt and enjoyed delicious pancakes in our new packaging.

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Our Los Angeles team members celebrate the launch of new buttermilk pancakes!

Image: District Manager of the year.

We recognized Ricardo Hernandez with the District Manager of the Year Award. With over 11 years of experience at Denny's, Ricardo began his career as an hourly employee. He excels at driving top line sales, profit, training, and development. We congratulate Ricardo, and thank him for his dedication to the brand!

Image: Franchise Business Leader of the year.

We congratulate Ken Mann for receiving the Denny's Franchise Business Leader of the Year Award! As a year over year top performer, Ken excels in all metrics and achieves results through developing franchisees, multi-unit managers, and general managers in his area.

Image: Brittany promotion

Our Fredericksburg, Virginia location celebrated Brittany Brashears' promotion from Restaurant Manager to General Manager! From her start with Denny's as a server in 2006, to her time spent as a Star Coordinator and Restaurant Manager, she has shown strong leadership and collaboration skills with her peers and managers. We wish her all the best in her new role!

Image: Jill HACR

Our very own SVP of HR and Chief People Officer, Jill Van Pelt, participated in the Focus on Philanthropy panel at the 2016 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility's Annual Symposium. Denny's was proud to sponsor this event that brings together individuals throughout the country with the common goal of advancing the inclusion of Hispanics in the workplace.

Image: Angela Landrum Power of we Award

Our Senior Recruiter, Angela Landrum, received “The Power of We” award for her dedication to the management team and staffing support in San Jose.

Image: No Kid Hungry fundraising event

Each year, team members across the country participate in our No Kid Hungry campaign to help end childhood hunger in America. A restaurant in California is pictured at a fundraising event.

Image: No Kid Hungry check presentation

We presented a $955,000 donation to No Kid Hungry in Santa Ana, CA. This restaurant was one of our top fundraising locations in 2015!

Image: Marty retirement

One of our servers in Pennsylvania retired after 39 years with the company! Marty Beck is pictured with her District Manager, Brian Hart. Coworkers and guests attended her retirement party to show appreciation and send well wishes.

Image: Team members in Dubai for opening

Team members in Dubai celebrated the last day of training on the night before opening our first location in the Middle East.

Image: Fundraising event benefiting LSE Elementary School

A group of team members in San Antonio, Texas proudly sponsored Boot Scootin', a fundraising event benefiting LSE Elementary School.

Image: All Ops meeting.

Each year, our restaurant operations teams come together for an opportunity to connect with fellow employees, learn best practices, and celebrate success! Last year, attendees were greeted by special guests, The Grand Slams!

Guiding Principles

Guests First

They’re more than just customers or consumers. They’re our guests, and we invite them into our homes with open arms. They’re the very reason why we’re in business, and we put them at the center of everything we do.

Embrace Openness

“Open” means so much more than just being open 24/7. It means being open to all people, appetites and budgets. It says we’re open-minded and open to new ideas. Honest, warm and inviting. Open is the way we think and act every hour of every day.

Proud of Our Heritage

We are the classic American diner and proud of everything that means. Since 1953, we’ve served quality food and healthy portions at a fair price. No matter where we are, our light is always on, inviting guests around the world to a place where everyone is welcome.

Hungry to Win

At Denny’s, we’re constantly looking ahead. We’re always moving, striving for more, hungry for greatness. We’re open to fresh, innovative thinking and believe we’ll succeed through teamwork, accountability and pushing the boundaries of ourselves and our Brand.

The Power of We

Our Denny’s family is our most important asset. We trust, support and respect each other and work together for the greater good. We recognize the contributions of all and empower each and every one of us to achieve great things. Together, we’ll celebrate our successes and have fun doing it.

The Denny’s Power fund:
"Power of We" Employee Relief

Since 2005, Denny’s POWER Fund has helped more than 520 families, with donations of $646,987. Supported through individual and corporate donations, the POWER Fund is primarily funded through Denny’s corporate and franchise employees.

To make a one-time or recurring contribution, go to dennys.com/powerfund.

Power Fund
Lori Leverock

Employees may receive assistance when impacted by the following:

  • Natural disasters
  • Funeral expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses due to catastrophic illness or injury
  • Transitional living expenses
  • Relocation of dependent children
  • Expenses for travel due to the death or terminal illness of an immediate family member
  • Expenses for property damage or bodily injury due to unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances

Power Fund
Shannon Parton

Employees may receive assistance when impacted by the following:

  • Natural disasters
  • Funeral expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses due to catastrophic illness or injury
  • Transitional living expenses
  • Relocation of dependent children
  • Expenses for travel due to the death or terminal illness of an immediate family member
  • Expenses for property damage or bodily injury due to unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances

Power Fund
Bill Woods

Employees may receive assistance when impacted by the following:

  • Natural disasters
  • Funeral expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses due to catastrophic illness or injury
  • Transitional living expenses
  • Relocation of dependent children
  • Expenses for travel due to the death or terminal illness of an immediate family member
  • Expenses for property damage or bodily injury due to unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances

Power Fund

Employees may receive assistance when impacted by the following:

  • Natural disasters
  • Funeral expenses
  • Out-of-pocket expenses due to catastrophic illness or injury
  • Transitional living expenses
  • Relocation of dependent children
  • Expenses for travel due to the death or terminal illness of an immediate family member
  • Expenses for property damage or bodily injury due to unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances

Awards and Recognition

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

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Embrace Openness

We celebrate diversity, because our differences unite us.

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Denny's Home Office

Supporting our employees, franchisees and the communities we serve.

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