Allied Partner Benefits

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.”

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 a special invitation for two registrations to the AP Summit meeting.
  • 2 Web site listings in the Buyer’s Guide section
  • 2 Directory listings in the DFA Directory & Buyer’s Guide
  • 2 FREE subscription to DFA Forum Newsletter
  • FREE Franchisee Electronic Member Roster
  • Special recognition during all DFA events
  • FREE submissions of articles or press releases to Newsletter
  • 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 the 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 $1,000 discount off of the booth reservation fee. For more information on the trade show and this annual convention, visit the Convention Info area of this website.

Advertising / Promoting your Products & Services

Website listing in the "Vendor Resource"

There is a referral directory for Franchisees that will list all the Allied Partnership by “category” and company name. These two listings are FREE with your membership dues. This will be your direct referral to our members.


  • WEBSITE MESSAGE BULLETIN BOARD: Posted messages sent to entire DFA community.
  • 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.


  • ADVERTISE IN THE NEWSLETTER: Optional: Four ad sizes are available.
  • FORUM NEWSLETTER COPY: Opportunities to submit articles to the DFA Forum newsletter.
  • FRANCHISE MEMBERSHIP ROSTER: This electronic roster is easy manipulated to access US regional, zip codes, contact numbers and email addresses.

November Annual Convention Program

Trade show participants have listing FREE in the 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 FREE with your membership dues.


Optional: Advertising opportunity

Consultants and Staff

DFA Association Management team is available to answer your questions, Monday-Friday at 888.4.Dennys (Toll Free) or

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