Denny's Franchise


Min. Liquid Capital: $500,000

Total Investment: $1,305,540 - $2,453,718

Net Worth Required: $1,000,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 1700

Ticker Symbol: DENN

About Denny's

Denny's is a full-service, family-style restaurant known for its casual dining atmosphere and fairly priced menu options. The brand strives to appeal to a broad spectrum of customers by offering classic comfort foods at all hours of the day and night. It is open 24/7, hence its slogan, "America's Diner is Always Open." The company markets itself as a place where real people can come as they are, sit down, relax and enjoy the company of their friends and loved ones over hearty meals. Because of its commitment to maintaining a friendly and inviting atmosphere, as well as to serving wholesome food, it has grown from a single, seaside diner in Southern California to a globally recognized chain. Today, there are nearly 1,700 units from coast to coast and in 128 other countries. Average system-wide sales routinely hover around $2.4 billion.

Though Denny's serves a variety of flavorful foods and delectable beverages, it is best known for its Grand Slam® breakfasts and frothy milkshakes. Restaurants serve breakfast all day, every day.


Aside from the fact that Denny's is an American icon that appeals to most people (after all, it is a highway staple that offers late-night travelers warm food in a friendly environment), there are countless benefits to franchising a Denny's. For starters, its average sales per restaurant are promising. Though there are overhead costs to pay, with such a high volume of sales, you are sure to make a profit. Additionally, the company currently offers two incentives programs for franchisees who wish to own multiple units. If you open six restaurants in New and Emerging Markets, you can save up to $1 million on fees. If you open two restaurants in New and Emerging Markets, you can save up to $332,000.

In addition to the incentives, the corporation offers significant support in getting stores up and running. From location planning to management training, and from helping franchisees design a layout that is consistent with the brand's image to helping them meet local building code requirements, the corporate team is committed to helping franchisees grow.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a person who has access to $500,000 USD liquid capital and who has a networth of $1 million USD. This person also demonstrates a passion and commitment to the Denny's brand as well as a strong understanding of branded concepts. He or she also has experience with proven business systems. Previous experience in the food or retail industry is a must.

Training And Support

Training is required. Depending on how many units a person opens, training may cost anywhere between $5,000 per unit and $35,000 per unit.

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