About Us


Welcome to Denny’s Canada! Denny’s Restaurants have been providing guests with great food at a great value for more than 60 years and is constantly working towards becoming the world’s largest, most admired local restaurant brands. With over 70 locations across Canada, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the best in family dining. Great guest service and great value are the foundation of our business, but those aren't the only things that have helped drive our success. It's also because of our people: committed, caring and energetic individuals who make every Denny's location the great place it is. Denny’s is the home of the Original Grand Slam® and serving breakfast 24/7 at most locations, but we offer so much more. We provide a wide variety a wide range of classic diner menu items from amazing burgers, hearty soups, classic home style entrees, and seasonal features, as well as healthier Fit Fare® options for health-conscious guests. Our fun kids menu and 55+ menu offers great variety at a even better price. You will always find delicious value and variety no matter what you are in the mood for. Denny’s is proud to be Canada’s Diner.

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  • 1953

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    Harold Butler and Richard Jezak open Danny’s Donuts in Lakewood, CA.

  • 1956

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    After Jezak’s departure from the now 6-store chain, Butler created and changed the concept a year later from a donut shop to a coffee shop with store #8. Danny’s Donuts is renamed Danny’s Coffee Shops and changes its operation to 24 hours.

  • 1959

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    To avoid confusion with LA restaurant, Coffee Dan’s, Butler changes the name from Danny’s Coffee Shops to Denny’s Coffee Shops.

  • 1961

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    Denny’s Coffee Shops becomes Denny’s. And the rest is history.

  • 1967

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    Denny’s goes international, opening its first restaurant in Acapulco, Mexico.

  • 1968

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    Denny’s Stock begins Trading on NYSE under “DEN.”

  • 1977

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    The Grand Slam® is introduced in Atlanta as a nod to homerun slugger, Hank Aaron.

  • 1981

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    Big milestone: There are now 1,000 Denny’s across the country.

  • 1991

    Denny’s headquarters moves from Irvine, California to downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  • 1994

    Denny’s becomes the largest corporate sponsor of the national charity Save the Children®.

  • 2000

    Fortune Magazine ranks Denny’s #1 on the list of “America’s 50 Best Companies for Minorities.”

  • 2002

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    Denny’s parent company, Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc., is renamed Denny’s Corporation to reflect the one brand focus.

  • 2006

    Black Enterprise magazine ranks Denny’s at the top of its list of “Best 40 Companies for Diversity” in July 2006.

  • 2008

    Two million free Grand Slams® are served on the Tuesday after Super Bowl XLIII.

  • 2010

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    Added 136 new units, the highest number of domestic opening in history, including 100 Flying J/Pilot Travel Center Conversion sites and 6 university locations.

    The $2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu® make its national debut.

    Denny’s opens its 1,600th restaurant in September.

  • 2013

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    Happy 60th Anniversary to Denny’s.

  • 2015

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    Now with over 1,700 restaurants worldwide, Denny’s continues to grow.