Denny's Job Application Guide
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$583 million (2011)
Denny's is a chain of casual dining restaurants that is known for serving breakfast, dinner, and lunch around the clock. There are more than 1,600 Denny's restaurants, and the company employs over 20,000 people.
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The Denny's job application is definitely one of the most user-friendly applications that we've seen. They've decided to keep things very simple, and for that we're very grateful. If you already have your resume and cover letter prepared, it should take you less than 5 minutes to complete the application.
For the sake of this application guide, we applied to a cook job. Your experience may vary a little bit depending on the position you're applying for, though from what we can tell, the process looks identical for all Denny's jobs.
The application is only one page long, and requests only the most basic information: Your name, email address, resume, and cover letter (optional). Even though the cover letter is optional, we highly recommend providing one. A cover letter is a great way to tell Denny's exactly how your skills and experiences have prepared you for the job that you're applying for.
Once you upload your resume and cover letter, your application is complete. Check over everything once to make sure that everything is right, and then you can go ahead and submit it.
Denny's does not provide automatic application updates. If you have submitted an application and want to know if you're still being considered for the position, you will need to followup with the hiring manager.
Denny's is an equal opportunity employer.
Jobs available at Denny's
In Denny's restaurants, they are hiring cooks, servers, hosts / hostesses, restaurant managers, and general managers. There are also many opportunities available in their corporate headquarters. Check back regularly to learn about new positions as they're made available. Search jobs
Types of people Denny's wants to hire
Denny's wants to hire friendly, hardworking, and dedicated people. Every Denny's employee has an impact on the customer experience, so having good customer service skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail and remain focused during busy times are very important. If you have any previous restaurant or customer service experience, you might want to consider emphasizing that on your resume and cover letter.
You must be at least 18 years old to work for Denny's.
John Miller is the CEO of Denny's.
Denny's is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: DENN). In 2001 they reported $583 million in revenue, $50 million in operating income, $112 million in net income, $350 million in total assets, and $-9.6 million in equity.
The first Denny's restaurant was opened in Lakewood, CA in 1953. It was founded by Richard Jezak and Harold Butler, and it was an immediate success. In 1959, there were already 20 Denny's restaurants. By 1981, there were 1,000 restaurants spread across all 50 states.
Today, Denny's is continuing to expand. They grew considerably in 2010, when Pilot Flying J opened more than 120 Denny's restaurants inside of their truck stops.
The vast majority of Denny's restaurants are franchises.