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Working At Denny's

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Denny's overview

Denny's is an American table service diner-style restaurant chain. It operates over 1,600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Japan, Honduras, New Zealand, Qatar, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Curacao, and the United Kingdom.
The staff at Denny's come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 58.3% female and 39.2% ethnic minorities. Denny's employees are more likely to be members of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party, with 64.7% of employees identifying as members of the Democratic Party. But those numbers could change quickly because the turnover rate at Denny's is relatively high. Employees at Denny's stay with the company for an average of 2.0 years before leaving. The average employee at Denny's makes $21,836 per year. In comparison, some of its highest paying competitors, like Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-A, and Texas Roadhouse, pay $33,311, $31,408, and $26,391, respectively.
A large hospitality company with 8,700 employees and an annual revenue of $519.3M, Denny's is headquartered in South Carolina.

The Organization’s Mission

To establish beneficial business relationships with diverse suppliers who share our commitment to exceptional quality, excellent customer service and competitive pricing.


Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure





Founded in



Spartanburg, SC



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The team at Denny's

Key People
  • John Miller (ceo)
  • Richard Jezak (founders)
  • Harold Butler (founders)

What do people say about Denny's


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What Do You Like About Working There?

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What Do You Like About Working There?

They were very flexible with my schedule. They reward your improvement by allowing you to get better shifts with a higher volume. Show More


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What Do You Like About Working There?

The People. Co-workers and customers. You get to meet some great people from every walk of life, every background, and of any kind. Show More


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What Do You Like About Working There?

The customers were nice Show More


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Denny'ss will give a wide variety of people a job. Show More
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Denny's Rankings

Denny's is ranked #34 on the Best Companies to Work For in South Carolina list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Denny's Salaries

How much does Denny's pay?
The national average salary for a Denny's employee in the United States is $21,836 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $34,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $13,000 per year.
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Denny's Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Denny's is $21,836, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the positions that earn high wages at Denny's include Manager, Service Assistant, Shift Supervisor, and Dishwasher/Busser. A typical Manager salary at Denny's is $41,380. Some of the other roles at Denny's are Server and Waitress. A worker with the title Server at Denny's earns an average salary of $17,114 per year.
Service Assistant
Shift Supervisor

Denny's careers

On average, employees at Denny's stay with the company for 2.0 years. Employees most commonly join Denny's after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Denny's, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment


2.0 years
Pizza Hut1.9 years
Chick-fil-A1.8 years
IHOP1.7 years
Top Employers Before Denny's
Walmart12.1 %
IHOP7.8 %
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Top Employers After Denny's
Walmart17.7 %
IHOP9.3 %
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Denny's Employee Political Affiliation


Employee Political Donations

Denny MillerPresident
$81,400Democratic Party
Wallace BurnettChief Operating Officer
$70,050Republican Party
Tony DennyConsultant
$33,435Republican Party
Sandra MillerExecutive Vice President
$30,050Democratic Party
William StoneVice President
$26,500Democratic Party
Timothy LovainGovernment Relations
$26,350Democratic Party
Shay HancockPublic Relations Consultant
$21,350Democratic Party
Sandra Burgess MillerVice President
$16,700Democratic Party
Judith HafnerVice President
$16,500Democratic Party
Josephine EckertVice President
$9,500Democratic Party
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Denny's Financial Performance

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Denny's Competitors

Some of the competitors of Denny's are Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-A, and Texas Roadhouse. The wages at Pizza Hut average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $33,311 per year. The salaries at Chick-fil-A average $31,408 per year, and the salaries at Texas Roadhouse come in at $26,391 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Denny's

When was Denny's founded?

Denny's was founded in 1953.

How many Employees does Denny's have?

Denny's has 8,700 employees.

How much money does Denny's make?

Denny's generates $519.3M in revenue.

What industry is Denny's in?

Denny's is in the hotels, restaurants & leisure industry.

What is Denny's's mission?

Denny's's mission statement is "To establish beneficial business relationships with diverse suppliers who share our commitment to exceptional quality, excellent customer service and competitive pricing."

What type of company is Denny's?

Denny's is a public company.

Who are Denny's's competitors?

Denny's competitors include IHOP, Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-A, Applebee's, Red Robin, Bob Evans Farms, Shoney's, Red Lobster, Logan's Roadhouse, Ruby Tuesday, Famous Dave's of America, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, O'Charley's, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, TGI Friday's, Darden Restaurants, Hooters, Cheddar's Inc., Friendly's.

Who works at Denny's?

John Miller (ceo)

Richard Jezak (founders)

Harold Butler (founders)

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