Denny’s Canada launches a new model of delivery and ordering powered by Smooth Commerce and DoorDash Drive During Wake of Pandemic

VANCOUVER, June 10, 2020 – Denny’s Canada has responded to the needs of today’s environment by launching their new web ordering and delivery platform for most locations in Canada, powered by Smooth Commerce and DoorDash DriveThe platform was fully rolled out in a few weeks as Denny’s, and many other restaurants, quickly pivoted their business model to be primarily Take-Out and Delivery during the wake of COVID-19.  

Now at, customers can place orders for pick-up and delivery with a personalized and seamless experience, while enjoying valuable perks such as discounts, offers and contests. Since its initial launch in April, the platform already has over 13,000 users. To thank customers for their continued support, Denny’s will be providing free delivery and 20% off food orders, topped with weekly prizes, for the first 3,000 orders placed through this month.  

The partnership between Smooth Commerce and DoorDash Drive has been instrumental in providing us with a cost-optimized solution,” said Deborah Gagnon, President and COO of Denny’s Canada. “In a short time, we’ve already benefited from a significant return on our investment in the platform.”   

“At Smooth Commerce, we understand how important it is for brands to connect with their customers, especially during this difficult time,” said Brian Deck, CEO of Smooth Commerce. “We are committed to helping brands like Denny’s reach their customers with a solution that’s friendly to their bottom line.”  

As shelter-in-place orders start to slowly lift around the country and restaurants begin to welcome guests back into their dining rooms, we remain focused on helping our restaurant partners navigate what comes next. For DoorDash, it’s more important than ever to provide restaurants with the tools to reach their customers in a cost-effective and meaningful way,” said Ryan Freeman, Head of Enterprise Partnerships at DoorDash. “DoorDash Drive offers a streamlined solution that allows restaurants to own their customer relationships while driving incremental business for our customers.” 

Denny’s web ordering provides Canadians with their favourite food, from pancakes, to omelettes, to sandwiches, in just a few clicks. Check it out at 

About Denny’s Canada  

Vancouver-based Dencan Restaurants Inc. currently owns and operates 60 Denny’s Restaurants across Canada and is owned by Northland Properties Corporation. Part of the highly-regarded worldwide Denny’s organization, Dencan Restaurants Inc. has a well-deserved reputation, quality, and guest satisfaction. From fluffy pancakes to crispy bacon and juicy burgers to something from the Fit Fare® Menu, guests will always find delicious value and variety 24-hours a day. 

About Smooth Commerce 

Smooth Commerce delivers a complete mobile commerce and engagement platform for restaurant operators. Restaurants leverage their comprehensive solution to provide a convenient digital customer experience. Their platform powers white-label mobile apps and web ordering with payment, loyalty, ordering and direct marketing. Its powerful business tools provide valuable customer insights, improve engagement and operational efficiencies, and increase sales and profitability. For more information, visit 

About DoorDash 

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 4,000 cities and all 50 states across the United States, Canada and Australia. Founded in 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. DoorDash Drive is the last-mile logistics platform that powers direct delivery for any business. By building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at 






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