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I have been a customer at the Denny’s location in Taylor, Michigan for over five years going at least once a week. Stephanie, one of the waitresses has kept my friends and I going throughout the years because she is the best waitress I have ever had in any restaurant. I walked into Denny’s this past week and knowing that I am vegan, she immediately informed me that they will no longer be carrying the vegan burger. As there are few options in Michigan to have a meal without meat, I was very upset knowing that after I could finally have a real meal here, it was taken away. There are many people that I know of who eat the same way I do, wanting to simply be healthy when dining out with others. With so few options one can understand how upsetting it can be when they are no longer an option. Not only is the vegan burger no longer an option, there are hardly any options that are meat or dairy free. I would just like to simply make a formal complaint about the ridiculously unhealthy menu that started to make a change for the better but is declining back to unhealthy. I would also like to say that there are many waiters at this establishment who get no credit or perks for their hard work. They should at least get some sort of award for dealing with corporate rules, regularly intoxicated guests, and rude people in general. Thank you.
The Dennys at I-25 and Bijou in Colorado Springs, CO is the worst. At 9:30 am we went into Dennys for a simple breakfast. There were two people complaining at the front register about service and food. All the waitress could say was, sorry. There were two waitresses and the manager was serving food from the kitchen. We had an ll am doctors appointment. There was one table of eight and five tables of two, we were seated within a few minutes, it took twenty minutes to get a menu, then it took another twenty minutes to give our order, we were given one cup of coffee (two of us) and water. At 10:25 a.m. orders were coming out and going everywhere but to us. I approached the waitress and she said that their table top of 8 had thrown everything off and our order would be up in 10 to 15 minutes. I told her we would pay for the coffee and leave, she said the coffee was on the house. The manager in the kitchen had about 5 orders cancelled and more people were walking out than walking in, all because the Dennys could not handle this table of 8 guys. As we were leaving three people were waiting for some to go orders they had called in but were not ready, two other people were complaining about food and service, and the kitchen staff were standing around shooting the breeze, because all of their customers had left.
Denny’s – a place I used to enjoy taking my family to eat a good meal. Please note the words – used to. Have you and your management gone totally stupid? I will only say this, because I am finding it very difficult to keep a civil tone towards Denny’s. As a measure of protest, I and everyone whom I can influence WILL NOT be frequenting your establishment again until
1 Denny’s issues a complete apology to the policemen you disgraced.
2 Denny’s FIRES the idiot night manager who made the decisiion and acted on such an idiotic idea.
I will no longer dine at Dennys while traveling because I find it offensive that a police officer was allegedly denied entry because he was carrying a gun. If all guns were banned the only people carrying guns would be the criminals. I hope the word gets around to all the customers who would otherwise choose Dennys and they will find someplace else to dine where common sense is the norm . Criminals will come in Dennys armed . When this happens you may wish someone would notify the police who carries guns to protect You. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid rule.
Tonight we ordered from dominoes as we had many times before we have never had a complaint. The type of pizza we ordered was crispy crust mushroom onion And hamburger. We were impressed in the recent past by quality so again we became regular customers. BUT this time. The pizza seemed to have reverted to the old reason why we stopped ordering in the first place. First there was for each slice maybe 1 piece of hamburger if at all. Then the mushrooms were sparse but ok. There was an overwhelming amount of onion. I proceeded to call the manager to let him know he was nice enough. And offered to send another pizza. With more hamburger. But. I declined. I don’t think he took my feedback seriously at all. It saddens me that. The quality in westfield MA. Is suffering again. When the market for well made pizza is overflowing. And at a lower cost than dominoes. Once again you have lost a customer.
Server by the name of Meghan was very immature, texting while on the job and even cause my good friend to run out of the building crying. I was extremely upset at this, the employee had no business poking her head in the drama and frankly should have just kept doing her job instead of instigate the situation
Just sat down to eat at Denny’s and my cousin asked for a coffee. She received a mug that had lipstick imprinted on the side that someone had just drank off of. This is very disgusting and she could have put her mouth on it if I had not seen it. I felt as tho she should have been accomedated with a free appetizer, and the manager refused.
This location is in Perris California, and the managers name is Jen. This is just just very bad customer service, a free dessert or appetizer for the trouble wouldn’t have hurt. Denny’s management does not care about customer satisfaction!!!
Denny location in Stanton by garden grove and beach. I order a country fried steak dinner and when I check my dinner, it had only one Patty. So I spoke to the manager and ask her why is there only one patty,and she told me that the menu has change and the dinner come with only one Patty. I check the dinner menu and it has two Patty.
I was charge $10.99 for the country fried steak dinner with only one patty. I’ve been going to Denny for over twenty years, I can’t believe that this is happening. The manager could of just say it was a mistake, but instead she told me word for word that the menu has changed, while on the present menu it says two Patty for country fried steak dinner and I have the dinner receipt for record.
To whom it may concern,
My daughters and I went to Denny’s on Christmas day, expecting what we usually get, great service,
Clean atmosphere, quick friendly service, well to say the least we were NOT happy, we sat for almost
10 minutes before someone even acknowledged us, we then waited again for our waters, when we did
Get it 2 out of the 3 had floaties in them ?? The resturant as a whole was dirty & smelled bad, the restroom
smelled gross. Anyway our order came almost 20 min after we ordered ( they were not that busy either)
we ordered simple 1 cheeseburger, with fries, smothered cheese fries, & I had mashed potatoes with corn
& gravy & a skewer of shrimp. That was all ! I’m very disappointed !
And to top it all off we were on vacation . This Denny’s is one I will never return too EVER!!
I visited my local Denny’s today in ontario, ohio. When I arrived it was not busy but they still took a while to seat my two children and I. When we were seated I asked for a booster seat and a high chair, the boy acted as if it were a hassle and was rather cocky. I have a three year old and a one year old did he think they were going to sit at the table like adults. Normally my husband or I would retrieve these things for ourselves but he is currently deployed and I did not find it out of reason to ask him to get it. Our waitress came, she was pleasant and took our order quickly, the food was also presented quickly. My children’s meals looked good and they seemed to enjoy it but my eggs were brown on the bottom like they had been cooked too long, my hash browns were crunchy and looked nothing like they are supposed to and my shire sausage was burnt on one side. I thought about complaining there but didn’t have the heart to say anything to my waitress, she was too nice. I don’t know if maybe they got a new cook but if I am going to pay to eat at an establishment I expect the same quality I would get as if I cooked it myself.
Went to the Denny’s in McAllen, Texas. The service was horrible. Our waitress was never around, took us over an hour to get our food. And once we finally got our food, we didn’t even get all of it. We had to call the lady twice in order to get the rest of our food. The eggs were hard, we had to cut them with a steak knife. Finally when we told someone about the experience, all he said was “oh”. Overall horrible experience. We will never be going back.
I came with my family to your saginaw, mi Denny’s and am appalled at the unorganization and terrible service we experienced. We came in for a Christmas Eve dinner and waited for 15 minutes to be seated along with 6 other people who had been waiting even longer. We were sat and never asked what kind of beverage we wanted or when a server would be with us. We waited at our table for 25 minutes before I called over the manager to take our drink order. The entire resturant was filled and they’re was only 1 server doing all the table. It was 10 minutes later that he brought the drinks and he brought the wrong drinks. And the hostess took the drink order of the table next to us and they had just been seated. It was nearly another 10 minutes later before our orders were taken. This has to be the absolute worst service I’ve ever experienced before and I’ve been coming to Denny’s since I was a kind am seriously not considering coming back or recommending your resturant to anyone I know.
To Who It May Concern:
On a weekly basis I order take-out from my local Denny’s restaurant. Each time I visit (12/02, 12/06, 12/17) the Denny’s on Reseda #46789 (Merchant #1) I am harassed by the store Manager! He is never friendly or wearing a name tag.
His negative attitude and comments towards me include statements like “other Manager’s may not charge you for a cup of ice, but I have to start charging you.” ‘I need to see ID’ when I use my credit card for payment and I don’t see the same Manager telling other customer the same statements.
Two weeks ago, while in the restaurant, I told the District manager. The comments have not stopped. This time I am writing a note to the Denny’s Corporation, BB, yelp, and possibly the media to let them know about this Manager’s conduct. I want my complaint placed and in his permanent file and tallied in his next review. I feel his actions are speared by both racial and gender biases. Though it may not sound much, it is enough for me to write/phone the corporate office. This man never says ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’ like I see him doing some other customers.
Last night I went to the Denny’s restaurant on Topanga Canyon Blvd. and both the Manager and employee were very nice to me. I have driven 5 miles out of the way to this Denny’s to avoid the Reseda restaurant’s disrespect! I am determined to keep writing complaints until your company removes that manager from any store in my local area. In closing, he is not worth the financial loss of me taking my business to another company and telling all of my family/freinds about my experience and the corporate response.
K. F. Williams, MPA. MS.
On Friday 1/27, I visited a Denny’s near home (CA), store # 8747. When we entered, there was just another table in the restaurant since right across from Denny’s they had just opened Buffalo Wings & everyone is going there instead. Considering that it was dead inside, the server sat us down and took forever to check back with us. When I showed her my coupon of buy 1 get 1 free entrée asking if we could choose any entrée in the menu, she said yes and disappeared once again. Another party of about 8 people entered and they got seated to the left of us. She took their drink order, brought out the items, and once again, disappeared. Never checked in on us.
After 20 minutes of waiting, she finally stopped by and took our order. Since the coupon says we need to get 2 drinks with it, we ordered an OJ & an iced tea. Appearantly the OJ comes in either small or large but we never specified the size, and she never asked.
Throughout our entire dining time, never once did the serve check in on us to see how we were doing. She did walk around but it wasn’t to check in on any table. So we assumed that she was just lazy, not so much of biasing on us using the coupon. I jokingly told my husband he would have to make eye contact to get her attention, we both tried, she saw us, but nothing! So he raised his hand, waved at her, and asked for a refill on the OJ, but (sorry we didn’t know this), there’s no refill. Fine. Instead, she brought out the bill & left it on our table. We asked her for a togo box, that was a second time she stopped by our table.
Seeing that the drink was charged as a large OJ, I was a little puzzled thinking I didn’t ORDER a large, I didn’t even know what she brought out was a large. So as we made our way to pay, I mentioned to her at the cash register that I did not order a large. She then turned to my husband, had the nerve to point at the menu which was 3 steps away, & demanded “give me the menu, I’ll show you”. He brought it to her, she pointed @ the price & said “look, small is 1.99, large is 2.65”. I replied “yes I understand, but it’d be nice if you’d ask us for the size specification”. “No, just like how you would in any restaurant, it is YOUR JOB to tell me what you want, NOT my JOB to ask. Just like your coupon, you ASKED me if you could use it. NOT MY JOB to ask you.”
I answered back, “no, just like how you asked me about how I would like my eggs, my steak, & my toast prepared. Same thing with the size of the drink! But it’s only a difference of whatever, I’m just letting you know”. To my statement, she turned to me, waved the receipt in front of my face, & said “it’s ok. I pay for you. You can’t afford the 65 cents, I pay for you.” This was it for me. There is no way any human being can possibly talk to another human being like this. Plus, if 65 cents make that much of a difference to me, I don’t think I’ll eat @ Dennys. I could have gone to Norms & other places where there are cheaper food at about the same quality!!!
So I demanded to talk to a manager instead of dealing with her. She ignored my request, turned around & repeated “no no, it’s fine. I pay for you. You’re so cheap I pay, that’s fine!”. I said more firmly “I need to speak to your manager”. She turned to a co-worker, spoke in Spanish, laughed, & walked away to talk to the manager who has been standing behind the glass window behind her this whole time. He nodded, smiled, gave her a comfort tap on the shoulder & chin & said “it’s ok I got it. Love you”.
As he made his way out, he said he’ll take care of the 65 cents for me. I DON’T THINK ANYONE AT THIS PLACE UNDERSTANDS THE REAL PROBLEM HERE. It’s the customer service that I’m not satisfied with, not the 65 cents. With my t-bone steak meal, it was well over 65 cents for sure! My bill was $40+, why would the 65 cents matter?
So I explained the situation just like what I have written up here, when I got to the part where the server only came to our table twice 1) to tell us no refill, 2) to give us the check, right when I finished my sentence, the server dashed and jumped from out of nowhere to the counter, slammed on her on it, & said “fine, you want to lie, lie. You people LIE”. I turned to the manager & asked “is this how a customer should be treated?”, he turned to her and said “it’s ok Maria, I got this”.
Wow, never once was she asked to calm down or step aside, she had the full right to be there & pointed at my face all she wanted. At the end, I asked for the manager’s name, the server’s name, & the corporate email to report this incident. Maria, my server, was standing with the rest of her gang in the corner dogging us down, speaking full-blast Spanish and laughing because we’re stupid enough to think corporate email would work.
As we made our way out, in the parking lot, a white lady said to us “I saw what happened in there, but seriously, why would you waste time with these people. This is their “hood”, they are protected by law & they’re not going anywhere”. I disagree. Regardless of one’s race, one must fulfill a job requirements as one promises to do so upon hiring. This letter is a one of the many reflections of Denny’s customer service: negligence, attitude, and unsafe environment. Will I ever eat here again? You know the answer. Will I publish this post on all the search engine and social network? Will I publish this on my personal website? Will this be on our local newspaper? Definitely.
What I demand is not the 65 cents. But I demand justice. The fact that we as mankind treats each other with kindness and not what I got from Maria, our server.
On 10-29-11, we stopped to get sundaes to go from Dennys on Roscoe and Topanga in West Hills in California and the guy didn’t seem to want to get it. He got it and perked up, but once I opened it to eat it, it was DISGUSTING!! There was a few dried up, hard pieces of fudge on top and the sundae was just gross and uneatble. I think it was the manager. Pobably the same guy who threw my friend and I out a few years ago because we were playing a card game. We ordered coffee. We didn’t just sit there playing games and we weren’t being disruptive. They say customer service matters to them, but it doesn’t seem like it.
My son is a cook at this new franchise, and he calls it the best job he’s ever had. Except for one problem. Almost as soon as the restaurant there was one cook was belligerent, lazy, and finally, dangerous. This cook man assaulted another cook, then brandished a large knife and threatened the other cooks. At first, the owner said he would fire the man after payday. Then he said he was afraid of being accused of discrimination. Now this man is back in the kitchen and I feel that anyone, of any race, should lose their job after threatening a coworker, especially while waving a knife at them.
I know that in the past Dennys was accused of discrimination, but clearly this is not the case here. As scared of being accused of discrimination as this owner is, he needs to be more worried about letting this violent individual stay employed there. I can tell you, as a multi-racial individual my son could care less what color the man is, he just wants to know that the people he works with aren’t going to snap at any minute. As his mother, I can tell you if this man assaults my son, I will sue this franchise owner. I will sue Dennys as well. There’s a reason he’s so scared to fire him, and it doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together.
The past problems of discrimination makes me believe that it’s a little talked of rule of thumb given to owners, to keep Dennys out of the news. But this is a dangerous man. Now that he knows he can do that without consequences who knows how far he will push the envelope next.
My friend and I had gone into Denny’s at 7619 E. Ben White Blvd. in Austin, Texas. There is black mold in the corners of the restaurant as well as on the cieling tiles. We had sat in the dinning room with the glass window walls and it had a very high smell of wet mold. After leaving I started to get a headache and felt sick to my stomach. This should be addressed because you can have many lawsuits if the mold is serious. How can a nice family breakfast restaurant like Denny’s allow mold to bother it’s business to the point where it is actually losing customers because of shoddy service!!!!
I went for supper at the Big Spring, Texas Denny’s workers were in and out smoking then return to work without washing hands. They would serve coffee/food then return outside leaving place unattended. What upset me the most was when the cook anwsered his cell phone while cooking!!! He keep holding the phone and cooking. He hung the phone and never went to wash his hands until i pointed my concern to the Manager. Then manager walked to the cook and ask him to “hang up that phone”! We got up and left when no attempt for the cook to wash his hands. We choosed to leave without eating and the cook followed us out to smoke.
What a dirty looking environment to begin with >>>> this place needs to be torn down and rebuilt to make it clean. I plan to call the health department in the morning.
we visited dennys in checotah oklahoma today and the waitress was un interested in taking our order. we ordered a apple cranberry salad and soup a desert cup and a slice of coconut pie. we had to ask again for our soup and the salad was minus the apples. we never received the fruit cup or the pie. she said the pie was frozen and couldnt be served at this time and she was still looking for the fruit to make the fruit cup. we thought we would give them one more time to redeem themselves so we tried their breakfast. they took our order but thirty minutes went by and still no breakfast. then fourty five minutes and nothing so we decided to go to mcdonalds where we got waited on right away and a heck of a lot cheaper.
If you want cold food and drug daelers the Denny’s at 425 ne. Hassalo in Portland Or. is the place to go. Sit and watch the pimps and the prostatutes play around the resturant. Watch the shift manager Janice let the local bullies walk out with dishes and not paying there bill just because that person was black ( as she is ).I’m a senior who really likes the food at Denny’s but since this is the only Denny’s in my neibhorhood I will not be consuming food from this place again and if Denny’s has any respect in its company they should clean this place up, add security and take a better look at the people who run their business’s for them.
My main complaint is that I watch and timed how long it took to bring our meal to the table once it was placed on the waitress station by the cook. Over 10 miniuts it sat getting cold while the help in this placed walk around giggling and talking street talk, very un- business like. Well Denny’, as of now we are through.
The pecan chicken cranberry apple salad was unfit to eat. the greens were very wilted and were more stem than edible portion. there were no pecans because we asked for them, and were offered peanuts instead which is disgusting. the chicken was microwaved to long and was unappetizing. the size of the salad was the small portion and we were charged for the large size. If there was 12 or 14 cranberries then that was abonus The server was uniterested in his job that day and did not seem too concerned about our problem with the meal. I can not say enough negative comments about the meal. Was a most unpleasant dining experience. I well not be visiting this dennys any time soon and possible never again.
I would think that you would realize charging $2.00 for a cup of coffee is ridiculous. I could see $1.00 a cup to draw your public in. Kids it free under 5 years old is good. Deserts have price with a meal would be good. Special discounts for senior citizens other than a senior menue. Other restraints in my zip code area 32765 and 32708 offer this. I DO NOT SEE your restaurants’ overly crowed. Your food is not that great. Does not have that home cooking taste. Breakfast is so, sometime good….mostly bad…..I usually end up with an upset stomach. I use to eat at Denny’s once a week. Now maybe once every 6 months. (Like today). It wasn’t that good.
Help must have got up on the wrong side of the been. I even asked if she was feeling ok. Help could be friendlier. I have a whole list of ideas to improve your restaurants. Without your public you have nothing.
I’ve had several bad experiences at the local Denny’s. Twice I couldn’t get served and left. The second time I complained to the manager by phone. A couple of times my bill was wrong. A few days ago, when I went to pay, I noticed my “subtotal” had jumped fifty cents – before tax with no notation of what it was for (I hadn’t ordered a drink or anything extra to my knowledge). I ordered a dinner at Denny’s which came with 2 sides. They told me that one of the sides was fifty cents extra. I told them I didn’t see that in the menu – and after insisting I be given a menu to show them there was absolutely no notation about that.
They asked if my Denny’s server had told me and my answer was no. They took off the charge, but I’m still left wondering about their business practices.
i always order at dennys for our company lunch. the address at 4824 n. river road schiller park 60176. date of order 05/24/11 time 10:48:36. the request was to make sure the steak dinner to be meduim rare and too make sure to make it really meduim rare due to unable to go back to get a new one if wrong due to lunch time is limitted. i rcvd the food and it was very well done!!!! i talked to the manger, miguel at that time and he is very rude and mean and sarcastic that i am just making up the story that the food is well done. i apologize for the word but he was an A** when he was talking to me.
he do not want to return my money without bringing the food back there and i told him that i wont be able to bring it back due to my work require to throw all food after lunch time and not leave in our desk. that is our policy!!! my company is very big and you just lost our business!!! i want my money back for $15.17 and i will not go back to that restuarant so that they can harrass me. you can reach me at sheilla.guarin [at] xerox.com. thank you!
I had been visiting the Latrobe, Pa. Dennys for many years. And up and until a few years ago I quit visiting because of the food quality. I would order breakfast and more often than not the food served was not per my request. ie, I would order an item without cheese and the item would be served with cheese. I would order my eggs over medium, and they would be served runny or hard. Many times the eggs would be floating in grease. The hash browns would either be over cooked(burnt) or almost still frozen. It was not just me. I would observe the server returning items to the cooks, because there was some problem.
Last year I retuned to see if things had changed. For awhile things we okay, but lately its back to the same thing.
The servers are afraid to say anything because of being reprimanded. They have set quidelines for serving and clearing tables, and do not feel comfortable doing whats right by the customer. It seems that volumn and customer turn around is priority over service and food quality. The server should be the judge as to if the food is of the standards that Denny’s subscribe. If the server observes that the food is not to the customers request, the server should be able to have the cook redo the order with out fear of any repercussions and the manager should back them and hold the cook responsible for the qualily of the food.
An item that is not prepared to the customer’s request, should not be presented to the customer, and ask them if it is okay the way is is? It should never be put on the tray, and say “order up”. The servers at the local Denny’s are all very considerate and polite, and apoligize for the problems. The manage(s) will visit and talk about the problem, but it is just lip service, for the same things keep happening. I don’t see any corrections in later visits.
I will probably not be returning to the Latrobe Denny’s in the near future. I visit Denny’s at least once a week for breakfast, so these comments are not from just a single visit, but occurances for over the years. The one reason that I return is that the servers do a good job, and on the occasion when the food is served, per my request, is good.
Manager at dennys in absecon new jersey was rude and immature telling me to go to the kitchen and watch them cook the eggs that was sent back because it was not properly cooked in the first place. This incident happened April 30,2011 at around 7:30 am while eating breakfast at Denny’s. This manager, should be reeducated on how to treat customers with respect at his location. Very rude manager at the Absecon, New Jersey restaurant.
After dining in at the Denny’s located on Lynhurst Drive (near the airport) in Indianapolis one morning last week, I received the bill and went to the register to pay. My friend left the tip on the table, and went out to the car. There was a customer paying , so I stood behind him, with my credit card and bill in hand. Once the Denny’s cashier completed that transaction, I came up to the register, again with card and bill in hand, however she did not acknowledge me. She shut her money drawer, then walked away. Hummmm…OK. She must be busy, I thought, so I waited for her to come back and ring me up for the bill.
And watched as 3 other Denny’s employees walked behind the counter and past the register to fix drinks and turn in orders…and waited, no one ever said a thing to me. So,I finally said in a loud voice “guess i will have a seat while I wait to pay!” and I did. Seating at a booth across from the register…I waited….Well, I’m sure you get the point, I ended leaving after waiting 15 minutes without paying! I even stood outside to leisurely smoke, and nope NO ONE noticed! Now, granted our Denny’s bill was less than $10.00, heck we left a $4 tip, so my intention was never to dine and dash!
Not sure what the problem was, but waiting to pay for that long and being ignored at Denny’s is unacceptable! My time too is valuable, a simple “someone will be with you in a moment” or even a “hold on’ would have been ok. Heck-they could have just have said nothing to me, but let me pay, so I could be on my way….
The dennys in our area never have french dressing for their salads! why???
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