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Denny’s Fundraising Step-by-Step

Posted by Laura Bilsborrow

It’s here: the combination of fantastic American food and fun community fundraising. Now you can enjoy tasty burgers, pancakes, and more and earn money for a cause at the same time. When you host a Denny’s fundraising event, you’ll get 15-20% donated back to your group. Sounds incredible, right?


Here’s how to make it happen.

Close-up of cheeseburger and fries at a Denny's fundraising event

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How do I organize a Denny’s fundraising event?

Here’s the scoop on how Denny’s fundraising works. It only takes 1 minute to set up your fundraiser!

  1. Choose a participating Denny’s location
  2. Select a date and time that’s convenient for your group
  3. Tell us about your group and how many people will attend
  4. Click Submit. Simple, right?

Keep in mind, you will need to request your fundraiser at least 2 weeks in advance because the restaurant will have 1 week to respond to your request. The sooner you book, the sooner it gets approved, and the sooner you can start promoting your fundraiser. Any group can fundraise: college clubs, churches, school PTAs, you name it!


Next, spread the word about your event to your group’s supporters, rallying RSVPs. GroupRaise’s Meal Page – a unique web page for your group’s event – makes things even easier by tallying RSVPs for you and even reminding your supporters to stop by on the day of the event. Use flyers, social media, and word of mouth to promote your event and the Meal Page – then simply work up your appetite! Check out our post – How to Host a Successful Restaurant Fundraiser – for more tips and tricks for setting up your event.


During your event, it’s all smooth sailing. No need to rally volunteers for a hard day’s work washing cars or baking – all they need to do is enjoy some tasty American food! They don’t even have to eat their meal in the restaurant – takeout orders count too when placed in the restaurant or called in.


Finally, 4-6 weeks after the event, Denny’s will send a check to your group containing a whopping 15-20% of your event’s total sales (donation percentage depends on the location). Once you’ve seen for yourself how easy and fun Denny’s fundraising is, you’ll be itching to host another event. Good news: you can hold as many as you want!

Hand pouring syrup over delicious pancakes at a Denny's fundraising event

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Why fundraise at Denny’s?

To start, the variety of tasty food at Denny’s will wow your attendees. From bacon avocado cheeseburgers to blueberry pancakes, you’ll find exactly what you’ve been craving. There are options for vegetarians and gluten-free eaters too, so everyone will be included. To learn more, see the menu on the Denny’s website.


Chances are, Denny’s is already in the weekly restaurant rotation for many families and students, especially with a budget-friendly average menu price of $7-10. Why not take advantage of this opportunity and have 15-20% of the proceeds go back to your group or charity? Denny’s isn’t just any diner. They care about giving back to their customers and the communities they serve.

Get Excited for a Denny’s Fundraising Event

Now that you are familiar with the mouth-watering fundraising opportunities available, schedule your organization’s next fundraiser with Denny’s. It’s sure to be the hottest fundraiser this year! Find a participating location near you or view other restaurants in your area below.