Is Denny’s one of your favorite diners? Check out these 5 facts about Denny’s before visiting again.
One of the many perks of being a blogger, is the opportunity to work with brands. In the last five years, I’ve worked with many brands in various ways. As I announced last month, I will be working with Denny’s for the next couple of months, learning more about them, and helping to shape future promotions.
I’m part of the Denny’s Diners Ambassador program. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Last week I met with the brand agency and several local bloggers at a local Denny’s restaurant. Our families were invited to attend with us and we were treated to dinner, in a newly remodeled restaurant (which only took 11 days — wow). After dinner came the really fun part; I loved learning more about Denny’s and being able to talk and share my suggestions on improving the customer experience while dining out.
I learned some really interesting facts about Denny’s and its history, so naturally I wanted to share these fun facts.
5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Denny’s
- Denny’s was originally named Danny’s Donuts when it opened back in 1953. But due to a name dispute, they renamed Danny’s Donuts to Denny’s in 1959.
- Denny’s has 1700 locations around the world, and there is at least one restaurant in each of the 50 states. There are 61 locations in Houston alone.
- Every Tuesday night at Denny’s, kids eat free! So pack up the kiddos and enjoy an affordable meal with someone else to do the cooking and cleaning.
- Denny’s works with major league sporting teams to offer free or discounted menu items during home games. The program changes with each team, so check with your local team to learn more about the current promotion.
- Denny’s is involved in school programs such as Spirit Night and Reading Programs. If you volunteer with the PTA or PTO, you can reach out to the local franchise owner to discuss ways to work together.
Since 90% of Denny’s locations around the world are franchisee-owned, how a location works with you and your child’s school will vary. All Denny’s locations should have a Kids Eat Free program every Tuesday night. Some locations also offer Kids Eat Free another night of the week too. Here in Texas, it’s Saturday.
As general rule of thumb, it’s always good to be knowledgeable of the program details before dining out. Call your local restaurant to confirm so that there aren’t any surprises.
Did you know any of these facts before reading them here?
I didn’t know these things about Denny’s. I love going there for late night breakfast.
Penelope Guzman says
Well, I never heard of Danny’s Donuts, so I guess that other company didn’t exactly do much good for themselves fighting for that name 🙂 I didn’t know that about Tuesday nights, so now I plan to do that!
There are no Denny’s in my part of Iowa. I miss it from when I was younger though.
Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet says
I didn’t know about Danny’s Donuts or the kids eat free deal. I used to hang out at Denny’s quite a bit in high school and college because there was always one nearby. Around here, not so much these days.
I’ve eaten at Denny’s since I was a kid. I definitely know about kids eating free on Tuesdays. I just need to put it into use! lol Since we moved I haven’t looked for one near us. I’ll have to for next week!
There isn’t one near me, but I love the idea that kids eat free on Tuesdays.
I knew kids eat free on tuesdays but that’s it!
I didn’t know these things, but I sure do wish we had a Denny’s near us!
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
I had no idea Denny’s was ‘Danny’s Donuts’! CRAZY!
I also didn’t realize you were in TX. I am, too.
Chelle @ Oh Just Stop Already says
Oh how I miss Denny’s! I knew about them having one in every state, but having 61 in one city is crazy!
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
That’s amazing information! Kids eat free AND they work with schools? Love that so much!
vanessa: thequeenofswag says
That’s awesome to learn about. I love that Denny’s is still around today.
Jennifer @ Mom Spotted says
I wish they’d clean our local Denny’s up! When we travel we’ve eaten there and the food has always been great! Yum!
I haven’t been to Denny’s for awhile. I used to eat there quite often! 🙂
Denny’s is one of the places we would visit often on our family vacations as a child. I remember their awesome syrup.
Mel @ Outnumbered 3 to 1 says
I love Denny’s – seriously one of my favorite restaurants for breakfast! I knew kids eat free on Tuesdays, but not the rest!
Liz Mays says
I knew a few of them! I love the kids eat free nights. That helps make it possible for so many to go out to eat!
We’ve a Denny’s not too far from us will have to take advantage of their kids eat free nights
Marcie W. says
I have my own Denny’s fun fact: During breakfast with a friend I could not wait any longer and took a pregnancy test in the restaurant bathroom. It was positive and she is now eight 🙂
Sounds cool, I had no clue and I love Dennys.