December 27, 2006 |
Denny's Corp., a restaurant chain targeted in racial discrimination lawsuits in recent years, named former PepsiCo Inc. executive Louis Laguardia to the new position of vice president for talent acquisition and diversity. Laguardia was vice president of staffing and diversity for PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America. He has more than 25 years of experience in human resources, diversity and general management, Spartanburg, S.C.-based Denny's said in a statement.
December 12, 2006 |
Denny's Corp., a chain of more than 1,500 family restaurants worldwide, said it planned to eliminate trans fats from its menu items as early as the first half of 2007. The plan includes changing frying oil and margarine used in food preparation, and working with food manufacturers, the Spartanburg, S.C.-based company said. Restaurants including Taco Bell Corp. and KFC, both units of Yum Brands Inc., have said they would eliminate trans fats. Burger King Holdings Inc.
September 29, 2006 |
The federal government sued Denny's restaurants, alleging that a manager who had a leg amputated was wrongly fired because her superiors believed she posed a safety risk. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the class-action suit accusing Denny's of discriminating against a manager at a restaurant in the Baltimore suburb of Fullerton and other, unnamed employees. The suit seeks a court order requiring Denny's Inc.
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March 18, 2006 |
An 18-year-old man was killed and another man wounded in a shootout early Friday outside a Denny's restaurant in Anaheim, marking the third fatal shooting in as many days at one of the chain's restaurants in California. On Wednesday, a transient went on a shooting spree in a Pismo Beach Denny's, killing two and wounding a couple before turning the gun on himself. On Friday, authorities were still investigating a motive.
October 12, 2005 |
Denny's Corp. said Tuesday that it had agreed to pay $7.75 million to former California employees to settle a lawsuit that alleged that the restaurant chain failed to pay them for unused vacation time. The company, based in Spartanburg, S.C., was sued by the California Department of Industrial Relations in September 2002 over alleged violations of state law regarding payment of accrued vacation upon termination of employment. Denny's will pay installments of $3.5 million on Nov. 30 and about $4.
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August 24, 2001 |
A Los Angeles County family has filed a $10-million lawsuit against Denny's, accusing the restaurant chain of racial discrimination for refusing to serve them in Torrance. The lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court comes as Advantica Restaurant Group Inc., Denny's parent company, has received widespread recognition for an unprecedented corporate make-over to erase a negative image nationally that the company routinely discriminates against minorities.