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August 12, 1993 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Denny's Inc., the Spartanburg, S.C.-based restaurant chain, found itself in the news this spring after a number of black consumers alleged discriminatory treatment by employees at its restaurants in California and Maryland. In March, Denny's and the U.S. Department of Justice signed an agreement that Jerome J. Richardson, chairman of Flagstar Cos. Inc., Denny's corporate parent, has described as an "affirmation of our commitment to treating all customers fairly."
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BUSINESS
July 28, 1993 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denny's restaurant chain, beset by allegations of discrimination against black customers, said Tuesday that it has appointed a civil rights monitor who will be based at the company's corporate office in Irvine. As part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Denny's appointed Joseph D. Russell to the newly created post. Russell, who owned a business consulting firm in San Diego, will oversee sensitivity training for Denny's employees and monitor random testing for bias.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1993 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Denny's restaurant chain has been hit by yet another charge of racial discrimination, this time by a former waiter who alleges that managers at a Costa Mesa restaurant illegally cut back his hours and eventually forced him to quit. The allegations, made in a Superior Court suit filed Friday in Santa Ana by Andre Anderson, who is black, came one day after five African-Americans from San Diego alleged that another Denny's restaurant in Costa Mesa refused to serve them.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1993 | JAMES M. GOMEZ and ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a new allegation of racial discrimination at Denny's, five San Diego African-Americans--including a Navy officer and a Democratic Party official--have filed a $10-million federal discrimination lawsuit against two Southland restaurants. The suit, filed Thursday in U.S District Court in Santa Ana, charges that employees at Denny's in Costa Mesa and San Diego denied "African-American citizens the ability to use and enjoy public accommodations on the same basis as white persons."
NEWS
July 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
A judge on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Denny's that adds to the growing list of racial discrimination allegations made by customers of the national restaurant chain. U.S District Judge James Ware reached his decision one day after the parent company of Denny's promised to generate $1 billion in minority business opportunities over seven years.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1993 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the wake of charges that it has been guilty of racial discrimination at several of its Denny's restaurants, the chain's parent company on Thursday signed an agreement with the NAACP pledging to hire and promote minorities and increase purchases from minority-owned businesses.
NEWS
May 30, 1993 | From Associated Press
Denny's Inc. and the NAACP agreed Saturday that the chain beset by discrimination complaints will randomly check its restaurants nationwide to ensure that they treat blacks fairly. "We're trying to make sure that everybody who does business with Denny's knows that we want to treat everybody fairly. The NAACP will be very helpful in accomplishing our objectives," said Jerry Richardson, chairman and chief executive officer of TW Services Inc., the parent company of Denny's.
NEWS
May 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Denny's Inc. has fired the manager of an Annapolis restaurant where six black Secret Service agents said a waitress refused to serve them breakfast, the company said. At the same time, the six filed a race discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. They said they waited 45 minutes for their breakfasts after placing their orders with a Denny's waitress, and finally left hungry.
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