SPARTANBURG, S.C. - June 4, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Denny’s, Inc. (NASDAQ: DENN), one of America's largest full-service restaurant chains, is pleased to congratulate James Wines for receiving the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of a distinguished individual who has made a profound and long-term contribution to the contemporary practice of design. James Wines is founder and president of SITE, a New York-based architectural studio, and he and his firm designed “Denny's on Fremont,” flagship restaurant location in Las Vegas.
“It has been an honor to work with James Wines in the creation of the Denny’s flagship restaurant in Las Vegas. He was able to bring to life the spirit of America’s Diner as the original social network while staying true to the core attributes of the Denny’s brand that have been such an important part of our history,” commented Frances Allen, chief marketing officer for Denny’s, Inc. “James’ dedication to creating unique and meaningful architecture shows through his work, creating a memorable experience for those who have the privilege of enjoying them.”
The National Design Awards include ten jury-selected award categories and they were created by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor achievement in American design. Wines will receive the award at the National Design Awards gala in New York on Oct. 17.
Wines has designed over 150 projects and each site-specific and environmentally oriented structure emphasizes context. He is a Professor of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University and author of several books including De-Architecture and Green Architecture.
DFO, LLC is the franchisor and Denny’s, Inc. is the operator of one of America's largest full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. As of December 26, 2012, Denny's had 1,688 franchised, licensed, and company-owned restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 1,590 restaurants in the United States and 98 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and New Zealand. For further information on Denny's, including news releases, please visit the Denny's website at www.dennys.com.