Denny’s SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Denny’s with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company





Food & Beverage

Tagline/ Slogan

America’s dinner is always open


Delicious hamburgers, handmade sandwiches, fresh salads


People who love fast food

Target Group

Mid & high income group


Denny's is a full-service pancake house/coffee shop/fast casual family restaurant chain.

SWOT Analysis


1. Denny's introduced the still-popular Grand Slam breakfast.

Unlike many other restaurant chains, Denny's does not close on holidays or nights, except where required by law

2. In 1994, Denny's became the largest corporate sponsor of Save the Children, a national charity. It is involved in similar CSR activities.

3. Location of the restaurants make it easily accessible to the customers

4. It operates over 1,700 restaurants across many countries

5. Good consumer engagement programs – like fantastic 4 contests for children ,loyalty programs gift cards

6. Over 60 years of strong brand reputation


1. Mostly the breakfast items are popular. About half of its business during non-morning hours still comes from breakfast items.

2. Lack of geographical diversification


1. Better marketing campaigns highlighting wide variety of menu available

2. Opening more outlets


1. Increase in number of competitors with similar value proposition
2. Increase in food regulation standards

3 . Seasonality - To drive restaurant sales one has to continuously innovate & offer new exciting products



1. Mc Donalds

2. Starbucks

3. Yum Brands

The table above concludes the Denny’s SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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