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The Denny's Restaurant chain originated as Danny's Donuts in 1953 in Lakewood, CA. New locations began selling sandwiches as the chain was transformed into a full-scale coffee shop. The name was changed to Denny's in 1959 to avoid a lawsuit with the Coffee Dan's chain. The 1960s boomerang-roof buildings were designed by Armet & Davis. The hexagonal shaped sign style is still in use today although the neon has been replaced with plastic. The chain now has over 2,500 locations worldwide. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

former Danny's
West Covina, CA
This former Danny's was designed by Armet & Davis before their boomerang design. The building now houses Taqueria La Fogata. [map]

Denny's
Los Angeles, CA
Denny's
El Cajon, CA
This Denny's in Los Angeles retains its boomerang roof and has plastic signs. [map]

This Denny's in El Cajon features an intact neon sign and the classic boomerang roof. [map]

Denny's
San Clemente, CA
This Denny's has one of the last remaining neon signs left. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Denny's
Pasadena, CA
Denny's
San Diego, CA
This well-preserved Denny's in Pasadena was built in 1963. [map]

This Denny's in San Diego appears to be from the mid-1960s. [map]

Denny's
Santa Rosa, CA
This Denny's had a vintage sign until around 2014. I don't know of any others like it left. This photo is from 2016. [map]

former Denny's
Fontana, CA
former Denny's
Orange, CA
This former Denny's in Fontana housed Las Playas Restaurant when this photo was taken in 2014. By 2016, the building was housing the Del Mar restaurant. [map]

This former Denny's in Orange most recently housed Earl's Home Cookin'. It closed around 2008 and has been vacant since then. This photo is from 2013. [map]

former Denny's
Palm Springs, CA
This former Denny's was built in 1965 as the on-site restaurant for a Westward Ho motel. The restaurant now houses the King's Highway while the motel is now the Ace Hotel. For more, see this website. [map]

former Denny's
Yakima, WA
former Denny's
Spokane, WA
This former Denny's in Yakima has housed Mel's Diner since 1982. While a few sources claim that this was originally a Sambo's, the roof design and the shape of the secondary sign on the sign pole seem closer in design to Denny's. [map]

This former Denny's in Spokane was built in 1965. The building housed the Rooster Grill in 2007. Since at least 2011, the building has housed Jenny's Diner. [map]

Kix on 66
Tucumcari, NM
Kap's Coffee Shop
Albuquerque, NM
Kix on 66 was originally a Denny's restaurant. In 2004, it was sold to the owners of Del's Restaurant in town who converted it to this coffee shop and adapted the sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Kap's Coffee Shop is another former Denny's. [map]

former Denny's
Flagstaff, AZ
This former Denny's has housed Sammy's Auto Parts since at least 2006. For more, see this website. [map]

former Denny's
Gallup, NM
This former Denny's now houses the Avalon Restaurant. [map]

former Denny's
Kingman, AZ

2012:

2017:
This former Denny's began housing the Silver Spoon Family Restaurant in 1993. The Silver Spoon closed in 2009. Since 2014, the building has housed Rutherford's 66 Family Diner. [map]

former Denny's
Williams, AZ
This former Denny's now houses Goldie's Route 66 Diner. For more, see this website. [map]

former Denny's
Yuma, AZ
This former Denny's now houses Bubba's Southern Bar-B-Q. The original roofline is partially concealed. The sign still has the sign pole sleeve with holes and the light bulb ball on top. I don't know of any locations, still open or repurposed, that have the sleeve or the bulb ball. The bulbs flash at night. There was another one in Las Vegas, NV. [map]

former Denny's
Las Vegas, NV
This former Denny's now houses Tacos Mexico. The sign has been adapted for Charland Square which is the strip mall the shares the site with the restaurant. The sputnik on top of the sign must have been a later addition. These signs were mass-produced. There are more examples of them at this page. I don't believe Denny's ever used these. There may have originally been a sputnik here like the one shown above in Yuma. For more, see this website. [map]

There is a neon Denny's sign at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas. I don't know which location in town that it came from.

Denny's
Las Vegas, NV
former Denny's
Lancaster, CA
This Denny's just north of downtown Las Vegas is still in operation. [map]

This former Denny's in Lancaster now houses the Village Grille. [map]

Denny's
Roseville, CA
This Denny's was built in 1966 and is still operating. [map]

former Denny's
Elko, NV
This former Denny's later housed Benny's Coffee Shop. The building now houses Chef Cheng's Chinese Restaurant. [map]

former Denny's
Albuquerque, NM
2012: 2017:
This former Denny's was built in 1964. The building housed Milton's Family Restaurant from 1988-2012. In 2014, the restaurant reopened as Gravy. The Denny's sign was adapted as well. Gravy closed in 2015. In 2016, the building was housing the Whole Hog Cafe. [map]

former Denny's
Studio City, CA
2012: 2017:
This former Denny's in Studio City housed Twain's Restaurant since at least 2006. Twain's closed in 2015. In 2016, the building reopened as a Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill. The sign panel revolves as it did originally. For more, see this website. [map]

former Denny's
Fresno, CA
former Denny's
Gardena, CA
This former Denny's in Fresno has housed BJ's Kountry Kitchen since at least 2005. [map]

This former Denny's in Gardena housed Caesar's restaurant for many years. These photos are from 2013. Caesar's closed in 2017 and the building is behind chain link fencing. It appears that it will be demolished. [map]

former Denny's
Gardena, CA
This former Denny's now houses Matthews Homestyle Cooking. [map]

former Denny's
San Jose, CA

2014:

2017:
This former Denny's now houses the La Victoria Taqueria. By 2017, the building had been repainted and the non-Denny's sign updated. [map]

former Denny's
Needles, CA
This former Denny's now houses the Panda Garden. It was previously known as the China Garden. [map]

Denny's
Modesto, CA
This Denny's remains true to its origins other than the plastic signs. [map]

Denny's
Fife, WA
This Denny's was built around 1963. The sign is modern. [map]

former Denny's
San Antonio, TX
This former Denny's now houses Lulu's Bakery & Cafe. [map]

former Denny's
San Antonio, TX
This former Denny's now houses Thousand Oaks Cafe II. [map]

former Denny's [gone]
Dallas, TX
This former Denny's housed Grandpa Tony's restaurant when this photo was taken in 2011. I believe the restaurant closed in 2014. The building was gone by 2016.

former Denny's
Denison, TX
This former Denny's now houses Nick's Family Restaurant. [map]

Denny's
Escondido, CA
This Denny's was probably not the original occupant of this building. I have never seen a Denny's with this design. Does anyone know what was here originally? There is a former Denny's with a boomerang-shaped roof like those shown above located directly across the street from this building. [map]

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