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Denny's Inc.
#76 Franchise 500| Family restaurants

Denny's Inc.
Family restaurants



Franchising Since

1963 (55 Years)

Corporate Address

203 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29319


John Miller

Parent Company

Denny's Inc.

Ticker Symbol


Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$228,000 - $2,546,075

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$10,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Denny's Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops



Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

91 hours

Classroom Training:

16 hours

Additional Training:

At existing Denny's restaurants

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:


Denny's Inc. is ranked #76 in the Franchise 500!
In 1953, Harold Butler opened Danny's Donuts in Lakewood, California. Six years later, there were 20 shops in the chain and the company changed its name to Denny's. In 1966, the company went public, and in 1977, they introduced the Grand Slam breakfast. Today, Denny's locations serve breakfast, lunch and dinner choices 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its corporate headquarters is in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Initial Investment: Low - $228,000 High - $2,546,075
+0.1%+1 UNITS (1 Year) +1.1%+19 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 26th, 2017