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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."
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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.
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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.
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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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May 22, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denny's restaurant chain, which pledged to eliminate discrimination against black customers by signing a court agreement in California with the Justice Department last month, is in trouble with the government again. Federal officials said Friday that a Denny's restaurant in Annapolis, Md., near the U.S. Naval Academy, denied service to six black Secret Service agents on the same day it entered into the court settlement on April 1.
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March 26, 1993 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Denny's restaurants signed a proposed agreement Thursday with the U.S. Department of Justice to settle government claims that the chain has discriminated against black customers. The chain, with nearly 1,500 restaurants nationwide, acknowledged there had been "isolated customer concerns" about some since-abandoned policies, but denied its acts constituted a "pattern of racial discrimination."
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March 25, 1993 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Denny's restaurants were accused Wednesday in a federal class-action lawsuit of imposing cover charges on black patrons, forcing them to pay in advance and other acts of discrimination. The suit charged that Denny's also had refused service to some African-Americans, subjected them to derogatory remarks and refused to honor their requests for its free "birthday meal" offer.
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