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Denny's Diner

Denny's was established in 1953 as Danny's Donuts by Richard Jezak and Harold Butler in Lakewood, California. The company had expanded to 20 restaurants by 1959 when the company chose to change the name to Denny's to avoid confusion with Doughnut Dan's. The company began franchising in 1963. Most restaurants are franchise owned. (See also Denny's Franchise Association)

The restaurant chain expanded rapidly in the upcoming years and crossed the 1000 restaurant mark in 1981. In 1983 Denny's expanded its offerings with the purchase of the US branch El Pollo Loco which serves Mexican style chickem.

In 1989 Denny's was purchased by TW Services. This holding company was started by the now defunct Trans World Airlines. TW Services moved Denny's corporate headquarters to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

In 1990, a franchisee called Great American Restaurants of Atlanta acquired Jerry's Restaurants. This 46 restaurant chain had been the cornerstone of Jerrico Inc. which created Long John Silvers. They turned most of the restaurants into Denny's although a few Jerry's survive.

In 1992 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts acquired a 47% stake in Trans World Holdings which they pared down to focus on the company's key asset: Denny's. Trans World Holdings changed its name to Denny's Corporation which now trades on the NASDAQ with the symbol DENN.

At the time of this review, Denny's listed 1,624 restaurants in the United States and US Territories and 90 international locations.

The restaurants are open 24 hours and serve breakfast throughout the day along with traditional diner fare for lunch and dinner.

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