Denny`s Pledges to Support the Salvation Army

Date: NOV 13th, 2006

Topic: Franchise News

Denny`s, the largest full-service family restaurant chain in the U.S, expects to collect over 200,000 Christmas gifts for kids this holiday season in a unique partnership with The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army''s holiday Angel Tree program, now in its 25th season, provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families.

Between Nov. 20 through Dec. 11, participating Denny's restaurants in communities across the U.S will display "Angel Trees" decorated with paper angel tags listing the first name, age, gender and Christmas wish of a local children who will receive the gifts. Customers and employees who wish to participate can select an angel tag from the tree and purchase a gift for a needy child. New, unwrapped gifts of clothing or toys for a child can be brought to Denny's by Dec. 11 for distribution by The Salvation Army.

"We are pleased to have Denny's as a community partner in the Angel Tree program, which plays an important role in supporting those in need during the holidays," said Major George Hood, National Community Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army. "Denny's support has allowed us to expand the program even further as a widespread grassroots initiative, touching communities and lives across the nation."

"At Denny's, we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Extending The Salvation Army's outreach nationwide is just another way our company and franchise restaurants demonstrate that commitment," said Nelson Marchioli, Chief Executive Officer and President of Denny's. "During this gift-giving season, we want to encourage people everywhere to make a difference by helping a child in need, right in their own neighborhood, have a fun and memorable Christmas."

A list of participating Denny's restaurants across the U.S can be found on the company's web site at www.dennys.com.