Denny's Cafe Facts of Note
Opened: November 12, 2010, Orange, Calif.
Headquarters: Spartanburg, S.C.
Units: Orange and Livermore, Calif.
Number of Franchised Units: To be determined (Denny's traditional units are 90 percent franchised.)
Size: 3,500 square feet; others will range from 2,800 square feet to 3,500 square feet
Transactions: 700 to 800 per day projected
Average Check: $7.90, in line with base brand for this area. Also available are $2, $4, $6 and $8-dollar value menus
Menu: About one-half of the traditional Denny's items, including Grand Slam Breakfast; value menu; pancakes, eggs, quesadillas, biscuits and gravy with hash browns; and cranberry-apple chicken salad
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday. Hours will vary by location
Staff: 40, with seven to ten individuals per shift depending on volume and time of day
Total Unit Cost: 35 percent of the cost of traditional units (specific numbers not available)
Equipment Investment: 23 percent reduction of cost as compared to traditional units
(As of January 5, 2011)
2012 Best In Class Winners
See who FE&S readers named this year’s Best In Class winners. Manufacturers were evaluated for product quality, product value, product design and aesthetics, service and support, sales reps, product inventory and available product information. Click here to see the complete results.