Denny’s Corp. says restaurant same-store sales still down 40%

Weekly figures improve as more dining rooms reopen


Bret Thorn, Nation's Restaurant News

Jun 16, 2020


Sales are improving each week at Denny’s Corp.’s family-dining restaurants, but they still lag well behind last year’s levels, the company based in Spartanburg, S.C., said Tuesday.


For the week ended June 10, domestic same-store sales at the chain were down by 40% compared to the same week last year, up from -47% the week before and -79% for the week ended April 1, two weeks after dining rooms of most restaurants across the country were ordered to be closed to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.


The parent company said most restaurants were still operating with streamlined menus and reduced operating hours, but 1,234 of its approximately 1,550 domestic restaurants now had opened dining rooms — many with limited capacity of 25%-60% and others with social distancing requirements mandated by state and local authorities...


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