Social Responsibility

Denny’s Commitment to Animal Welfare

At Denny’s, our commitment to serving quality food, without sacrificing flavor or value, is reflected in our sourcing and dedication to animal welfare. We strongly believe in running our business as responsibly as possible, and that means paying attention to the issues that matter most to our guests.

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No Kid Hungry

Ending Childhood Hunger Across America

The team members at Denny's love to feed people, so it is hard for them to imagine kids not getting enough food each day. So, Denny's partnered with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry program to make ending childhood hunger one of their main philanthropic causes. Every September, Denny’s locations across America participate in Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry™, a national fundraising event that brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to help make sure that no child in America grows up hungry.

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Denny’s has helped connect hungry children with more than 43 million meals in the last six years.

Graph: $3,333,766 total raised for No Kid Hungry campaign in 2015

Denny's Hungry For Education

A Scholarship Fund to Fight Childhood Hunger

Since 2011, Denny’s has developed Hungry for Education, a scholarship program designed to recognize academic achievement. Today, nine leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations help launch the program in Denny's restaurant areas. In 2018, the program will award more than $250,000 in scholarships to elementary, high school and college students for their ideas to help Denny’s fight childhood hunger.

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Dollars Awarded By Year

2011 $24,328
2012 $32,685
2013 $51,500
2014 $216,500
2015 $216,000
2016 $500,000
2017 $274,700

United Way

Giving Back with the United Way of the Piedmont

United Way of the Piedmont is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties of South Carolina. Volunteers review agency programs and initiatives and invest in those that positively impact the most critical needs of the community. Funds are raised in the annual campaign and distributed to help those who need it most.

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Denny's Corporate Team Members' Donations

2011 $180,890
2012 $179,882
2013 $203,904
2014 $201,971
2015 $219,000
2016 $222,601
2017 $242,446
TOTAL $1,450,694

Local Efforts

Logo: Cookies for Kids Cancer

Standing up against children's cancer.

Since 2010, Denny’s has supported Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit agency in New York and Arizona, committed to raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.

To date, Denny’s has raised more than $400,000 for the cause.

Logo: Lost in Line of Duty

Supporting our own.

Each February, Denny’s launches a month-long annual fundraising campaign for Tour de Force, a Miami-based organization. It provides much-needed financial support to the families of Florida law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

To date, Denny’s has raised nearly $100,000 for the cause.