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Working at Denny’s, you can make a guest feel amazing, and get paid doing it. You’ll earn excellent money and be eligible for benefits like flexible schedules, performance-based raises, paid vacations, discounts on meals, and a 401K savings program. You will have opportunities for personal and professional growth, and our training programs are the best in the industry. Whether you’re looking for a full time career with potential for advancement or just a part time job to make some extra cash, we’re open to that.

A Denny’s restaurant is always busy but you’re never alone; you’re part of a team. People are our most important asset. We trust and support each other, working together for the greater good. We recognize that success will only be achieved through the contributions of ALL and we empower each other to accomplish great things. Together, we will celebrate our successes.

We are the classic American diner… and proud of everything that means!

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs restaurant operations with responsibility for guest service, brand standards execution, and employee training.
  • Achieves controllable profit goals by overseeing labor and food controls and takes corrective action to achieve the desired result.
  • Develops hourly employees through company sponsored training programs, individual development plans, and assignments.
  • Ensures all equipment and facilities are in compliance with company standards and takes corrective action when required.
  • Attracts, hires, and retains the best hourly talent to meet staffing requirements and customer service standards.
  • Develops and executes the local store marketing plan to build relationships with civic, business, school, and professional organizations to drive sales and guest counts.
  • All other tasks and duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required:

  • 2+ years experience in restaurant management, additional operations and/or leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Associates or Bachelors degree preferred, but an individual with a high school diploma or equivalent and a proven, successful operations background will be considered.
  • Strong organization skills with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • ServSafe certification preferred.
  • Ability to identify and anticipate opportunities and implement corrective action steps.
  • Places a value on diversity and shows respect for others.
  • Disciplined and flexible with the ability to adjust to changing local market and restaurant conditions while properly balancing work and personal life.
  • Solid financial and business acumen.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Periodic travel to include occasional overnight travel and airline travel when applicable.
  • Licensed to operate an automobile without hours of operations restrictions.


Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to tolerate extreme temperature changes in kitchen and freezer areas.

We are constantly looking for terrific people. If you have a passion for great food and great service, come on in. We’ll accept your application day or night… we’re always open!
Since 1953, we have served quality food and healthy portions at a fair price. No matter where we are, our light is always on inviting guests around the world to a place where everyone is welcome. Open means so much more to us than just being open for business 24/7. It means being open to all people, appetites and budgets. It says we are open-minded and open to new ideas. Honest, warm and inviting. Open is the way we think and act every hour of every day.

Denny’s® is the most recognized name in family dining providing good food and service for more than 55 years. With approximately 1,600 restaurants across America and system-wide sales of more than $2 billion, Denny’s is the largest full-service family restaurant chain in the United States. There are approximately 21,000 employees at Denny’s company restaurants.

Denny’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace

Where allowed by law, Denny's conducts criminal background checks. A criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment.

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