Denny’s Hopes for Grand Slam in China

The American diner expands to China

Denny’s will open its first restaurant in China in 2013, the quick-service restaurant company announced Tuesday.

Denny’s Corporation has signed an agreement with Great China International Group to develop 50 Denny’s restaurants in six Chinese provinces in southern China over the next 15 years.

"Denny’s will be the most recognized American family dining brand to enter China," said Steve Dunn, Denny’s senior vice president of global development.

There is no word yet on whether the menu in China will include the American chain’s iconic diner dishes like the All-American Slam, Moons Over My Hammy or its line of Fit Fare meals.

The Denny’s restaurants will be in Guangdong, Fujian, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Chongqing, and Sichuan.
Denny’s, which will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary, recently opened franchises in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Puerto Rico.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.