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DineEquity and Denny’s Report Yummy Third Quarter

Denny's

SPARTANBURG, S.C. and GLENDALE, Calif. –Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) and competitor IHOP this week announced a virtual tie for the third quarter of 2014 in the race for higher same-restaurant sales, outperforming other major brands in the family dining sector. Both Denny's and IHOP's systemwide same-restaurant sales in the United States grew by 2.4 percent.

From Denny's Waitress to Owning 75 Restaurants

Franchisee Dawn Lafreeda, who owns 75 Denny's restaurants, speaks with Fox Business News about how she rose from waitress to multiunit restaurant owner. Lafreeda is an active member and leader of the independent Denny's Franchisee Association, which works collaboratively with Denny's Corp.

Denny’s Sales Continue to Climb in First Quarter

Denny's sign, photo taken by Don Sniegowski
A Denny's sign in Kentucky. Photo by D Sniegowski

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN) reported on April 28 that same restaurant sales in the United States increased 1.8 percent in its first quarter ending March 26, 2014. Denny's company-owned restaurants increased in same restaurant sales by a grand 3.2 percent compared to a quite respectable 1.5 percent increase in domestic franchised restaurants.

Denny’s Same Store Sales Grow for Fifth Straight Year

Denny's sign

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Casual diner Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN) reported its preliminary financial results for 2013 and fourth quarter on Monday. In the soft casual dining sector, same restaurant sales are up again. And for the last quarter of 2013, it is even better than expected.

Denny’s Sees Same-Store Sales Turnaround

Pensacola, Florida Denny's
A Denny's at Pensacola, Florida. photo/Denny's Corp

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Denny's Corporation reported on Wednesday a rise in same-store sales and restaurant locations in 2011. Samestore sales grew 0.7 percent in 2011, a welcome relief compared to a 3.6 percent drop in 2010.

Denny’s Seeks To Be Top Dog through Franchise Loan Guarantees

Loan packages and incentives to be provided for franchises that can place Denny's as top dog in that market

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Denny's Corporation announced last week that it has arranged loans for domestic franchises to grow.

Denny’s Serves Up Collaborative Leadership

After the Superbowl, Denny's free Grand Slam Day in Columbus, Georgia
Customers lined up in Feb, 2010 for free breakfast at a Georgia Denny's

SAN DIEGO – What has emerged from turmoil of free meals and CEO succession in the Denny's chain is a restaurant network that has become the epitome of collaboration between franchise owners and franchisor. That renewed collaboration is helping the chain turn the corner.

Restaurants See Families Return

CHICAGO – Families with children are returning to restaurants after a long recess, says a consumer research group. Visits by customers accompanied by children increased one percent for June, July and August of this year compared to a year ago. 

Board Seats Doubtful for Denny's Dissidents

Denny's Franchisee Association and Denny's Corp (NYSE: DENN) appear to have stopped dissident investors from changing the board of directors. 

Denny's Franchisees Officially Support Management But Secretly Grumble

Despite press releases in the papers saying the contrary, this bird is hearing major rumblings of discontent with Denny’s franchisees who are not happy with its CEO, Nelson Marchioli, and the direction of the chain.