“visit the former donut shop that began it all”
Richard Jezak and Harold Butler founded Denny's (as Danny's Donuts) in Lakewood, California in 1953. Denny's expanded to twenty restaurants by 1959, when the chain was renamed Denny's to avoid confusion with another chain, "Doughnut Dan's". The business continued to grow and by 1981, there were over 1,000 restaurants in all 50 U.S. states. In 1977, Denny's introduced the still-popular Grand Slam breakfast. In 1994, Denny's became the largest corporate sponsor of Save the Children, a national charity. All but six Denny's closed for the first time ever on Christmas 1988; many of the restaurants were built without locks, and some had reportedly lost their keys.
Nothing original about this place. A regular Denny's that isn't the one in the photo.
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The Original Denny's
- Sun - Sat: 5:00 am - 12:00 am
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