Benefits of Franchisee Membership

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The DFA is highly recognized throughout all franchisee communities as being one of the most solid, reputable, well organized and administered associations in the industry. The DFA offers more to their members than any other association of its kind.


Education & Management Tools

DFA Annual Convention FREE Admission to the DFA Convention
The National Franchisee Convention puts franchisees in touch with the vision and direction of Denny’s.  The convention includes 4 days packed with general sessions and workshop opportunities for networking with Corporate decision makers and your peers, a specialized supplier trade show and franchisee awards. Your convention badge is your admission to all meeting workshops, 3 meals plus breaks daily and social functions for all 4 days!  Make a vacation out of the trip for your entire family.  The special hotel rates are good throughout the week.
Sample Hourly Employee Handbook* Membership Directory – Annually
This manual has been prepared for the franchisee owner as a ready-made template that addresses all the issues from a human resources perspective. This publication includes all members, both Franchisees and our Allied Vendor Partners.  The details you need are at your fingertips!
Phased Management Program Book* Sample Safety Manual *
The book is a step-by-step, comprehensive program on all aspects of management development from the hiring session to promotion to General Manager.  A complete guide to a safe environment for your employees and guests.  Detailed instructions on everything from reporting procedures to equipment safety.
DFA Policy and Procedure Manual with Bylaws * Sample Job Descriptions*
*Login to and retrieve these documents from the Resources area or call the DFA Office to request these documents.  

Community & Networking
Regional Meetings Committee Involvement
Attend regional meetings in your area. All DFA members are invited to assist and participate on committee. Your involvement in these committees is essential for our success of the Association.
Be A Candidate/ Voting Privileges American Franchise Association (AFA) Membership
The opportunity to run for a Board seat and make a difference in your community. Vote for the DFA member who you wish to represent you on the Board of Directors. The AFA was formed to improve the business conditions and economic interests for the franchisee. 
DFA Website Direct access Corporate Denny's
Including private member only area giving you access to DFA minutes, DFA Forum, Annual Convention reports, AFA and NRA. This site is packed with information: This the only franchisee organization recognized by Corporate. Your Board of Directors and Committee Chairman are in constant communication with Corporate.
DFA Association Management
Consultants and Staff: Full time experienced association management team to assist you with your questions. 888 4 Dennys


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Corporate Office
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Franchise Office
Call 1.888.4.DENNYS or 888.433.6697 
Fax: 949.888.4799


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