Denny’s guests have varied dietary preferences and we’re proud to offer incredible flexibility to accommodate them. For decades, we’ve offered “Build-Your-Own” options and several plant-based items to meet our guests’ specific needs. Denny’s partnered with Beyond Meat almost two years ago to extend these offerings with a high-quality, meatless protein and we are currently exploring additional plant-based protein items that our guests can enjoy during breakfast as well as lunch, dinner and late night.
In 2016, Denny’s pledged to source and serve 100% cage-free eggs in all U.S. restaurants by 2026. By early 2022, we estimate that nearly 30% of the eggs served in our diners will be cage-free. With increasing availability of cage-free egg supply, our goal is to increase our cage-fee egg volume to 40% by 2023 and by 20 percentage points annually thereafter until we reach our goal.
We continue to emphasize our purchase preference with suppliers who use polled breeding stock versus the practice of dehorning cattle. Since 2011, we have been using suppliers that practice the most humane slaughter method (CAK) and have proudly received recognition from PETA for our commitment.
Denny’s understands the issues surrounding the welfare of broilers in the supply chain and supports the humane treatment of animals. By 2026, Denny’s has a goal of transitioning to strains of birds that demonstrate higher welfare outcomes that meet the criteria of the RSPCA Broiler Breed Welfare Assessment Protocol or Global Animal Partnership (GAP).
Our success as an organization depends on the personal success and wellbeing of each and every team member. That’s why Denny’s is proud to offer valuable resources and incentives that help our employees thrive.