Benefits of becoming a Member

This exciting program is your inside ticket to a pre-eminent national association servicing the needs and interests of Denny’s restaurant franchisees. The Allied Partner Program was created to have you be a participating member of our association, “Our Allied Partner.”

Allied Partner Benefits

Join today! What better way to stay informed, have access to the latest contacts and market directly to your audience? Participation in our Allied Partner Program will be one of your smartest business investments. The DFA is highly recognized throughout the restaurant franchise community as being one of the most solid, reputable, well-organized associations in the industry. Below is a list of benefits for our Allied Partner Members. You can also review our Allied Partner Checklist HERE which is helpful for your success as an Allied Partner.

  • Members only receive an invitation for two attendees to the annual AP Summit meeting.
  • Two web site listings in the Suppliers pages
  • Two Directory listings in the DFA Directory & Buyer’s Guide
  • Franchisee Electronic Member Roster
  • Special recognition during all DFA events
  • Submissions of articles or press releases to Newsletters
  • Advertise in the Newsletter: Optional
  • Advertise in the Directory & Buyer’s Guide: Optional
  • Website Message Posting to Bulletin Board
  • Receive exclusive “Allied Partner” gold lapel pin
  • Authorized use of Allied Partner logo with your marketing

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Exposure to your Board of Directors & Franchisees

Participate in the Allied Partner Summit Meeting

The purpose of our Allied Partner Summit meeting is to bring together our Denny’s suppliers, the DFA Board of Directors and special guests that include other large franchise group owners. We follow a successful agenda of sharing ideas and goals to build our brand. Issues and initiatives that are pertinent to the brand are discussed. Each Allied Partner Supplier meets with influencers and decision makers for the brand to show case their products and services.

Participate in the DFA Convention

The National Franchisee Convention puts members in touch with the vision and direction of Denny’s. The convention includes: specialized supplier show for your promotion, opportunities for networking with Corporate decision makers and franchisee’s. As Partners you are invited to participate in all the DFA activities.

Participate in the DFA Trade Show

Allied Partners will be allowed a discount off of the booth reservation fee. For more information on the trade show and this annual convention, visit the Convention Info area of

Advertising / Promoting your Products & Services

Website listing in the "Vendor Resource"

Reference directory for Franchisees that will list all the Allied Partnership by “category” and company name. These two listings are included with your Allied Partner membership.

  • WEBSITE ADVERTISING: Optional: Three levels of advertising available.
  • WEBSITE TIPS & IDEA SUBMISSIONS: Opportunities to submit articles to the Tips and Idea columns.

Subscription to the DFA Forum Newsletter

Stay informed of all the latest news, committee reports, and ideas. This subscription is FREE with your membership dues.

  • FORUM NEWSLETTER COPY: Opportunities to submit articles to the DFA newsletters.

November Annual Convention Program

Trade show participants listed in the annual Convention Program. Our DFA Allied Partner logo is printed by each Allied Partner vendor giving you recognition as a member of the DFA. Distribution is to all attendees at the convention.

Winter Publication

All members are listed in the Allied Partnership by alphabetically by company name and also in the Buyer’s Guide section by category. These two listings are included in your membership dues.


Optional: Advertising opportunity

Consultants and Staff

DFA Association Executive Director is available to answer your questions at 888.4.Dennys or

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