Overview and benefits


Denny’s restaurant is open 24 hours a day and is known for its delicious American diner menu. It’s a family restaurant chain that is loved by hungry people all over the world. From the “Grand Slam Breakfast” to burgers, salads, sandwiches and milkshakes, Denny’s menu has something for everyone. In addition to great food, the restaurant chain also prides itself on quick, friendly service.

Denny’s offers various full-time and part-time team member positions in both the front and back of the house. Team members such as servers and line cooks earn competitive pay, flexible schedules and the satisfaction of knowing they work in one of the most timeless restaurant chains.

Number of Employees

Denny’s proudly operates over 1,800 restaurants and employs over 8,000 people across the globe. 


To learn more about job opportunities at Denny’s and how to apply, you can visit www.dennys.com.

Date Founded

Denny’s was founded in 1953 in Lakewood, California. Originally, the restaurant was named Danny’s Donuts, but later changed its name to Denny’s Coffee Shop to avoid being mistaken for another local chain. In 1961, the restaurant’s name was officially changed to Denny’s when it became a 24-hour diner. Today, Denny’s is a successful, worldwide restaurant and is known as one of “America’s 50 Best Companies for Minorities.”

Company Mission Statement

Denny’s has a proud mission: “To establish beneficial business relationships with diverse suppliers who share our commitment to exceptional quality, excellent customer service and competitive pricing.” As a company, Denny’s is committed to diversity and constantly improving its business and practices to become better for its employees and the community.


Denny’s operates in the family restaurant industry and is known as the restaurant that invented “American dining.” Against other family restaurants Applebees, Chilis and Steak & Shake, Denny’s stands its ground as a tough competitor and is worth over $1.3 billion. Currently, the restaurant is expanding its latest chain “The Den by Denny’s” to neighborhoods all over the  United States.

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How old do you need to be to work at the company?

To work at Denny’s you must be 16 years old.

Does the company require drug tests?

Denny’s doesn’t require drug tests for hourly service staff such as servers, dishwashers, line cooks and service assistants. It does require drug tests for assistant managers, general managers and supervisors. Denny’s is proud to provide a drug-free work environment.

How much do employees make?

Team members at Denny’s earn between $9.00-$15.00 per hour depending on the position. Servers are able to make tips and all employees enjoy a fun, friendly work environment, competitive benefits and the job of working for a company that cares about people.

What are the requirements to work at the company?

Denny's employees must meet the minimum age requirement of 16 years old, be able to stand on their feet for extended periods of time and pass a background check.