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Denny’s dealing with dining challenges around the world

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For Spartanburg-based Denny’s restaurant company, the new coronavirus is more than a local challenge.

The company has more than 1,700 restaurants in such faraway places as El Salvador, Guam, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.

Denny’s said Tuesday that while it adheres to COVID-19-related government strategies and mandates around the world, the company is taking action on its own. In addition to safety measures on premises, Denny’s is waiving all delivery fees until April 12 to encourage social distancing.

“We are willingly adhering to all city and state regulations that require closure of our dine-in facilities, and in some states reducing the number of guests in our dining rooms to allow for heightened focus on social distancing,” the company website says.

“Rest assured, we are actively monitoring all locations and their staff and taking every step necessary to provide a safe and enjoyable dining experience to our guests,” Natalie Godwin, brand communications director, said in an email. “The cleanliness of our restaurants and the health and well-being of our employees and guests, their families and the communities we serve is our top priority and we will continue to strictly adhere to all CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines to do our part in preventing the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.”

Godwin said the delivery fee waiver is effective nationwide and at all Denny’s international locations.

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