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Denny’s Doubles Down on its Commitment to Value with New All Day Diner Deals Menu

America’s Diner serves up 10 delicious menu items for guests all day long, starting at $5.99

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Sept. 7, 2022 – With rising inflation and tightening budgets, Americans continue to seek relief and look to stretch their hard-earned dollars as far as possible, especially when it comes to mealtime. Today, Denny’s announced a new value menu, featuring 10 delicious meal options perfect to enjoy any time of day or night starting at just $5.99.

With the launch of this new menu, Denny’s raises the bar on what it means to serve quality meals at great prices.

“The time for value is now as more and more Americans across the country experience difficult moments and seek the ultimate bang for their buck,” said Denny’s President John Dillon. “Delighting guests with delicious meals and impeccable service is a hallmark of the Denny’s brand, and with the launch of All Day Diner Deals, we’re pleased to go all in on this next phase of delivering everyday value to our guests.”

Denny’s All Day Diner Deals boasts something for everyone with wallet-friendly prices ranging from $5.99 to $10.59. From the classic Everyday Value Slam to a delicious new twist on fan favorite Moons Over My Hammy, the new menu is designed to satisfy any craving, morning, noon or night. The 10 meals on the All Day Diner Deals menu include:

Everyday Value Slam – At $5.99, the Everyday Value Slam features eggs and two bacon strips or sausage links, included with guests’ choice of two buttermilk pancakes, one slice of French toast, or a biscuit and gravy.
Scrambled Eggs & Cheddar Breakfast – Starting at $6.99, this dish includes scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, plus bacon strips, sausage links and buttermilk pancakes.
Two-Egg Moons Over My Hammy Omelette – Starting at $7.59, this new twist on a fan-favorite features a two-egg omelet with ham, Swiss and American cheese. It’s served with hash browns and a choice of bread.
Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich – Starting at $6.99, the Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich includes five fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of artisan bread. It’s served with wavy-cut fries and a side of tomato sauce.
Half Super Bird Sandwich – Starting at $6.99, the Half Super Bird Sandwich features sliced deli turkey with Swiss cheese, bacon and tomato on grilled artisan bread. It’s served with wavy-cut fries or a cup of soup.
BLT Sandwich – Starting at $7.99, the BLT Sandwich includes bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled artisan bread and is served with wavy-cut fries.
Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich – Starting at $8.99, this sandwich features fried chicken breast with white cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and Ranch dressing on grilled artisan bread. It’s served with wavy-cut fries.
Cheeseburger – Starting at $7.59, a 4-ounce 100% beef patty is topped with American cheese and includes lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles on a split-top Brioche bun. It’s served with wavy-cut fries.
Plate Lickin’ Chicken Fried Chicken Dinner – Starting at $8.99, a golden-fried boneless chicken breast is smothered in country gravy and served with two sides and dinner bread.
Country Fried Steak Dinner – Starting at $8.99, a chopped beef steak is smothered in country gravy and served with two sides and dinner bread.

Giving Consumers Deals as Good as They Get on the All Day Diner Deals Menu

To celebrate the All Day Diner Deals menu, the brand is launching Denny’s Deal-icious Days Sweepstakes, giving lucky consumers a chance to purchase 10 highly sought-after prizes like a trip for two on Carnival Cruise Line or a home theater system, for just $5.99 each. The sweepstakes begins Wednesday, September 7, 2022 and the first prize will be released on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, with one new item announced each Wednesday through November 16, 2022. To enter, consumers must visit https://dennys.wyng.com/DealiciousDays during the Sweepstakes period, complete the registration form and agree to the Official Rules.*

The All Day Diner Deals menu is available in Denny’s locations nationwide and can be ordered online at Dennys.com or through the new Denny’s iOS and Android app.

* NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION. The “Denny’s Deal-icious Days Sweepstakes” is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or age of majority in the state you reside, whichever is older at the time of entry. By entering this Sweepstakes, you are providing your information to the Sponsor and Administrator, and it will only be used in accordance with the respective privacy policies. Denny’s Deal-icious Days official sweepstakes rules can be viewed in entirety here: Deal-icious Days (wyng.com).

 

About Denny’s Corp.
Denny’s Corporation is the franchisor and operator of the Denny’s brand, of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. As of June 29, 2022, Denny’s had 1,631 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 154 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, El Salvador, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com or the brand’s social channel via FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTokLinkedIn or YouTube.

Media Contact
Sara Soto
Brand Communications Specialist
O: 682.348.5018
ssoto@dennys.com

Quizlet Survey Identifies ‘Examiety’ in Gen Z

As acute stress related to testing impacts a majority of Gen Z students, Quizlet coins ‘examiety’ in collaboration with The Jed Foundation to address exam-related anxiety

SAN FRANCISCO – August 30, 2022 – A new U.S. survey examining Gen Z attitudes on test-taking and mental health shows that students consistently struggle with feelings of anxiety tied to tests and exams. In fact, 86% of respondents indicated they have experienced exam anxiety, with 76% saying they have experienced it in the past six months. To address the relatable stress students feel around test-taking, global learning platform Quizlet has coined the term ‘examiety’ to describe the physical and emotional reactions that interfere with a student’s ability to perform well on exams.

Quizlet commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. Gen Z students to gain further insight on the impact of anxiety, studying, and learning in a post-pandemic world. Key takeaways include:

• Examiety negatively affects other aspects of the school experience: 68% of students admit that the apprehension and anxiousness that comes with test taking negatively affects the social aspect of their school lives. Gen Z students feel that test anxiety leads to poor exam performance (29%), lower self-confidence (28%), and a lower tendency to ask teachers for help (12%).
• Students feel exam stress negatively impacts the future: Nearly half of respondents (42%) consistently worry that test anxiety will negatively impact their academic future.
• Boosting accessibility to mental health resources during exams is vital to academic success: Only 24% of respondents said they seek help from school counselors when they are feeling stress related to tests and studying. What’s more, 43% of Gen Z students never reach out to their community, classmates, or family to talk about school related stress and mental health.            

“Exam anxiety is real, especially having moved from high school to college with virtual learning and having to re-adjust to the experience of taking exams in person,” said Alexandra Berardelli, a sophomore at College of the Holy Cross. “Even when I’ve prepared and studied countless hours, my heart still beats out of my chest when entering the exam room. While I know I’m not alone in feeling this way, it’s not something I talk about with my friends or seek help to manage.”

To provide meaningful resources for students to address examiety, Quizlet and The Jed Foundation, a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults, have developed the Examiety Resource Guide. This resource guide was crafted with input from trained clinicians and offers tips, insights and guidance to equip students with information to address and manage their exam-related anxiety.

“Giving a name to a feeling of anxiety can often help to take the power from it and enable healthy ways to address it,” said Dr. Laura Erickson-Scroth, Chief Medical Officer, The Jed Foundation. “We are seeing an overwhelming amount of students dealing with the stress of the past two years, compounded with the ongoing pressures of today’s education landscape. Through listening to Gen Z, we’ve learned the best way to support is to give them tools and resources to prioritize their mental health. In this case, it’s helping to identify triggers and manage the common and understandable anxiety associated with one aspect of the school experience.”

When it comes to the top stressors for students, schoolwork has a significant impact on their mental health. A prior survey commissioned by Quizlet reported nearly half of students found  final exams and end-of-semester grades as top sources of stress impacting their mental wellbeing, indicating a continued need for tools like Quizlet that facilitate personalized learning and help students confidently navigate their learning journey.

“As students across the country head back to school both in-person and online, we understand they are juggling an increasingly uncertain world, new pressures and competing priorities,” said Matt Glotzbach, Chief Executive Officer, Quizlet. “Quizlet helps students reach their full potential and our research shows that examiety is a major barrier preventing students from accomplishing their goals. By shining a light on examiety and providing a resource for students to better manage this specific source of anxiety, our aim is to support students’ mental health and wellbeing, and ultimately set them up to learn more efficiently and effectively.”

The survey exploring exam anxiety was fielded in July and August 2022, with a sample of 1,000 U.S. students between the ages of 18-25. For more information, please contact QuizletUS@allisonpr.com.

About Quizlet
Quizlet is a global learning platform that provides engaging study tools to help people practice and master whatever they are learning. Every month, over 60 million students, teachers and everyday people use Quizlet to study any subject imaginable for school, work or as part of their personal interests — including 2 in 3 high school students and 1 in 2 college students in the US. Combining cognitive science and machine learning, Quizlet guides students through adaptive study activities to confidently reach their learning goals. The company offers a combination of free and paid subscriptions for both students and teachers that enable further customization. Quizlet is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Ventures and General Atlantic. For more information, please visit www.quizlet.com.

About JED
JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. The organization equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. JED encourages community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.

Connect with JED:  Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn  | Pinterest | TikTok

Media Contacts
Aleah Feuerborn
quizlet@allisonpr.com

Justin Barbo
Director, Public Relations, The Jed Foundation
justin@jedfoundation.org
914-844-4611

New Data Reveals High Levels of Consumer Confidence in the Value of Higher Education but Low Awareness of Financial Risk Amidst Affordability Concerns

The 2022 College Confidence Index by GradGuard and College Pulse shows most college students and families are uninformed about tuition refund policies, while four in ten college students have considered withdrawing; common reasons for withdrawal include academic challenges, financial concerns, and health issues or physical injury.

Boston, MA (August 17, 2022) – New data published in the 2022 College Confidence Index by GradGuard and College Pulse reveals 83 percent of college students are completely, very or somewhat confident “they will earn enough money to make the cost of college worth it.” Parents of college students feel confident that a college education will allow their children to get a good job (63 percent) and that it is worth the investment (60 percent). And yet, only 36 percent of parents of college students say they feel confident they can pay for four years of their child’s college education.

At the same time, college students and their parents are uninformed about how withdrawing might impact them financially, specifically when it comes to their school’s tuition refund policy. Most college students (74 percent) and parents of college students (66 percent) report they are not at all or not too familiar with the tuition refund policy at their school. Meanwhile, four in ten students have considered withdrawing due to financial issues (35 percent), academic challenges (34 percent), health issues, illness or injury (12 percent) and family issues (8 percent). Eleven percent of students cited other reasons for potential withdrawal.

John Fees, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GradGuard, said, “It is critical to better understand the confidence of the nearly 20 million students and parent consumers have in making a substantial investment in education. This year’s report is a timely reminder for students and families, that college life is not risk-free and that they are smart to protect their investment like other large consumer purchases.”

College Pulse surveyed 1,500 current and prospective college students and 500 parents about their perceptions regarding the value, affordability, and viability of a college education. An overall Confidence Index of 46.1 out of 100 was determined using those criteria, signaling room for improvement within higher education to gain the confidence of consumers. Additional findings from the index include:

• Seventeen percent of all college students report knowing someone who withdrew from school due to health issues, illness or injury
• Students of color are more likely to say a college education is one of the most or very important factors for success including 73 percent of Hispanic/Latino students, 62 percent of Black students, and 58 percent of Asian students. In contrast, just 52 percent of white students say the same.
• Every day or nearly every day, a significant number of students are dealing with challenges to their personal wellbeing, such as feelings of anxiety or stress (48 percent), trouble sleeping (34 percent), and feelings of depression (29 percent)

Additionally, financial anxieties about affordability remain high and weigh most heavily on college students who rely on financial aid.

Six in ten (60 percent) college students say they are very or somewhat concerned about being able to pay for college. These concerns are particularly acute amongst students on financial aid, of whom 63 percent say they are concerned about their ability to afford college. This worry is shared by less than half (45 percent) of students not on financial aid.

“Consumer confidence indices already exist across several key industries providing economists, industry leaders, and the general public insight into the current and future conditions of vital sectors of our economy. Given the strong influence of higher education on the U.S. economy, we recognized the need for data on consumer confidence in the value and viability of a college education,” said Terren Klein, CEO and co-founder of College Pulse.

The full 2022 College Confidence Index by GradGuard and College Pulse can be downloaded free of cost on the College Pulse website.

About GradGuard
GradGuard is an authority on protecting students and families from the risks of college life. Trusted by a network of more than 400 participating colleges and universities, today GradGuard is the number one provider of tuition and renters insurance for college students. Since 2009, GradGuard has protected more than one million students at more than 1,200 unique institutions. For more information visit gradguard.com or follow GradGuard on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

About College Pulse
College Pulse is a survey research and analytics company dedicated to understanding the attitudes, preferences, and behaviors of today’s college students. College Pulse offers custom data-driven marketing and research solutions, utilizing its unique American College Student Panel™ that includes over 550,000 undergraduate college student respondents from more than 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in all 50 states.

For more information, visit collegepulse.com or College Pulse’s official Twitter account @CollegeInsights.

Media Contact
Natalie Tarangioli
ntarangioli@gradguard.com
650.302.5656

Phi Kappa Phi Announces Expansion of Award Programs

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, has announced an expansion of its robust portfolio of award and grant programs which will now give $1.3 million annually to outstanding members.

Beginning next year, Phi Kappa Phi will provide 50 awards at $1,000 each to undergraduate members through its new Pioneer Program. These awards are designed to encourage and reward undergraduate members for developing the research, engagement and leadership skills necessary to become a successful scholar. For ful­­l eligibility requirements, visit www.phikappaphi.org/pioneer.

The Mary Todd Sabbatical Award, named for former Society Executive Director, Dr. Mary Todd, will honor one faculty member with a $50,000 award to support a sabbatical year or similar reassignments of duties. For full eligibility requirements, visit www.phikappaphi.org/sabbatical.

In addition to the two new programs, the Society’s Dissertation Fellowship has increased its funding to provide 15 eligible members with $10,000 awards and it’s Love of Learning program will now fund 200 members with $1,000 each to help fund post-baccalaureate professional development.

“As we know, awards are what we do at Phi Kappa Phi.  These additional awards and funding are part of our ever-growing commitment to supporting academic excellence and service to others.  Thanks to our wonderful donors, we continue to grow these programs and funding level,” said Society Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Bradley R. Newcomer. “I look forward to seeing the impact these new awards have on our members and volunteers!”

Phi Kappa Phi’s award and grant programs distribute $1.3 million each year to outstanding members through study abroad grants, graduate and dissertation fellowships, funding for postbaccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about the Society’s award and grant programs, please visit www.phikappaphi.org/awards.

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About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.

Media Contact
Alyssa Papa
Communications Director
apapa@phikappaphi.org
(225) 923-7777

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Awards 2022 Fellowships

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society—today announced the recipients of its 2022 Fellowships. The fellowships, totaling $649,000, were awarded to 62 of the nation’s top scholars at institutions with an active chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Established in 1932, the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship has become the Society’s signature award, providing funding for the first year of graduate or professional study. This year’s program awarded two awards at $35,000 each, the 1897 Fellowship and the Sherrill Carlson Fellowship; six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships, named for the Society’s founder; and 54 fellowships of $8,500 each.

“We look forward to our fellowship program each year as it represents one of our signature efforts.  Awards are what we do at Phi Kappa Phi. Our Fellows represent some of the most promising graduate students in the nation and we are pleased to recognize their academic excellence and proudly partner with our local chapters to support these emerging scholars as they continue their academic journeys,” said Society Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Bradley R. Newcomer.

The 2022 class of fellows represents students from more than 60 colleges and universities across the nation. The recipients—drawn from all academic disciplines—are pursuing post-baccalaureate programs of study ranging from science and engineering to arts and humanities.

The selection process for a fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships are part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award and grant programs, which gives $1.3 million each year to outstanding members and students on chapter campuses through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To see the complete list of 2022 Phi Kappa Phi Fellows, visit www.phikappaphi.org/2022Fellowships.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.

Media Contact
Alyssa Papa
Communications Director
apapa@phikappaphi.org
(225) 923-7777

Tetrix: Largest business studies competition in the world open for applications 

Guinness World Record holding competition aims to encourage students to pursue technology careers and improve their business acumen

Held in Rio de Janeiro, the final phase of the 2021 competition had 24 finalists from eight different countries. Francisca Avaria from Chile was named the winner

NEW YORK, July 20, 2022 – Applications are open for Tetrix’s 2022 competition, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest university business studies competition in the world. Developed and run by VTEX, the enterprise digital commerce platform, the event aims to inspire and encourage participants to pursue a career in technology and improve overall business acumen. University students and recent graduates (between 2017 and 2021) are eligible to compete. Applications are open until August 30, at bit.ly/Tetrix2022

“With the exchange of ideas and intersection of cultures from around the world, the Tetrix challenge is increasingly relevant to the digital market. Inspiring, challenging and fostering talent is essential to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in companies, and build a world in which development opportunities are more egalitarian among the different communities that constitute our ecosystem,” said Mariano Gomide de Faria, founder and co-CEO of VTEX.

The challenge comprises 60 questions, divided into 4 phases, the first two being online. For the first time in 2022, candidates will be able to choose a “career track” during the second phase, in which they will be able to focus on themes. The semi-final and final phases, in which the participants are evaluated by industry personalities (called Senseis), will take place at the VTEX office in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), on November 3 to 6.

This is the fourth edition of Tetrix. In 2021, the competition had more than 154,000 participants from 84 countries, a record number of applications, which earned recognition by the Guinness World Records. Last year, women accounted for more than 64% of the total applicants.

Completely free of charge, the winner receives a trip around the world, visiting big tech companies and participating in events and seminars about technology on five continents. 

The challenge fosters the digital ecosystem by building a valuable network of future-proof talent. Sponsor companies also gain access to the participants who stood out to feed their talent pools and aid in recruiting the next generation of digital transformers.

For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/Tetrix2022.

To learn more about VTEX educational initiatives, as well as open positions, please visit careers.vtex.com.

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About VTEX
VTEX (NYSE: VTEX) provides a software-as-a-service digital commerce platform for enterprise brands and retailers. Our platform enables customers to execute their commerce strategy, including building online stores (ecommerce), integrating and managing orders across different channels, and creating marketplaces to sell products from third-party vendors. Founded in Brazil, VTEX has been a leader in accelerating the digital commerce transformation in Latin America and is expanding globally. Our platform is engineered to enterprise-level standards and features. We are trusted by more than 2,400 customers, who rely on VTEX to connect with their consumers in a meaningful way through 3,200 active online stores in 38 countries (as of fiscal year ended on December 31, 2021).

Press Contact
vtex@methodcommunications.com

Back to School Mental Illness

Pre-Signups for zant. Be amongst the first.

[BRIDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY, JULY 14, 2022] With the stress of school and looming post-graduation adulthood, many students struggle with their mental health but do not have access to or cannot afford quality care. A new startup is disrupting the space with low cost, high-quality mental health services through an app called “zant.” They have recently announced that they are now accepting pre-registrations from college students. The company plans to offer its services at $25 per session with flexibility for less and will provide access to mental health professionals in over 20 niche categories across the nation.

Zant.’s founder and CEO, Maggie Rose Macar, created the app after struggling to find a professional for herself. “I had just lost a close friend to suicide and needed to see someone, but was shocked when I finally found someone I thought could help and they were $150 per session,” said Macar. “zant. solves many problems, but affordability is at the core. We make this as headache free as possible and eliminate the many roadblocks that stop those struggling from getting the help they need.”

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 college students experience mental illness and 75% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 24. This mobile app, zant., is looking to fill the gap in affordable, accessible mental health care for this population. College students can choose from a variety of professionals, from trauma specialists, eating disorder mentors, stress and college life coaches, and more. App users will have access to a secure chat room where they can share information with their professionals and other members of their treatment team. Sessions are conducted via phone or video call which remain confidential.

Zant. is quickly gaining traction among college students through its growing list of pre-registrations. The soon-to-launch app’s goal is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. In addition to mental health services, zant. also offers student wellness programs to help students maintain a healthy lifestyle through their college or university. Zant. believes that providing student mental health services and student wellness programs, will help students succeed in college and life. Users can join the zant. community and pre-register here.

Media Contact
Charles Diana
908-477-8950
charlie@inspiredco.io
zant.

Denny’s Makes Summer Delicious with the Release of its Newest Social Stars Influenced Menu

America’s Diner Collaborates with TikTok Stars on Limited Time Sweet and Savory Meals

SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 16, 2022 – It’s Summertime 2022 and Denny’s is the official hotspot for guests wanting to make the most of the season. For a limited time starting June 22, guests can enjoy the deliciousness of summer with three mouthwatering meals from Denny’s newest Social Stars Influenced Menu.

To sweeten up summer, Denny’s collaborated with Dmitri Robinson (@.Meech) and Kelz Wright (@kelz) on the newest addition to Denny’s pancake lineup: Shortberry Dream Cakes. These fluffy buttermilk pancakes are topped with vanilla cream, fresh strawberries, shortbread cookie pieces, and strawberry sauce – it’s so good you’d be surprised it isn’t dessert. To make this meal even better, Denny’s is serving up one of the most irresistible flavor combinations – sweet and savory – by pairing the Shortberry Dream Cakes with eggs, hash browns and your choice of bacon strips or sausage links.

Want more mouthwatering deliciousness? Say less. Denny’s partnered with The Rapping Chef (@_MRPYREX) and Grace Africa (@Grace_Africa) on the Brisket-It-All Melt. This next-level melt is made up of slow-smoked brisket burnt ends, crispy diced bacon, two eggs, sharp white cheddar, Diner Q sauce and pickles on grilled artisan bread. If all that wasn’t enough, the melt is also served with wavy-cut fries.

If you’re feeling a bit saucy, then the Brisk-B-Q Melt is for you. It has the same slow-smoked brisket aged as the Brisk-It-All Melt, minus the bacon and eggs, and topped with white cheddar, Diner Q sauce and pickles on grilled artisan bread and with a side of wavy-cut fries. This delectable melt is sure to become the go-to sandwich of the summer.

“As the official restaurant of summer, we’ve got a ton in store that will take summer to another level for our guests and we’re kicking it off with our latest Social Stars Influenced Menu,” said John Dillon, Chief Brand Officer of Denny’s. “Whether guests want sweet strawberries with our Shortberry Dream Cakes or enjoy a tasty cookout everyday with our juicy Brisket Melts, they can count on Denny’s to make this the most delicious summer ever.”

These new menu items are the latest installment in Denny’s Social Stars Influenced Menu that features meals inspired by 24 popular TikTok creators tapped by the iconic brand to put their own personal spin on new Denny’s menu items. These Limited Time Only (LTO) meals will be available at all Denny’s locations nationwide starting June 22, and can be conveniently ordered in-restaurant, online at dennys.com or through the new Denny’s iOS and Android app.

About Denny’s Corp
Denny’s Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. As of March 30, 2022, Denny’s had 1,643 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 153 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, El Salvador, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com or the brand’s social channel via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn or YouTube.

Media Contact
Sara Soto
Brand Communications Specialist
O: 682.348.5018
ssoto@dennys.com

DENNY’S UNVEILS NEW ‘DINER DRIP’ MERCH STORE FOR FANS OF FLUFFY PANCAKES, SYRUP AND ALL THINGS DENNY’S

America’s Diner brings the comfort of Denny’s to guests’ homes with new line of apparel and gear

SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 3, 2022 – The new Denny’s Social Stars Influenced Menu co-created by TikTok* content makers hit restaurants in February as part of the brand’s new limited-time menu options. Today, just in time for summer, Denny’s is launching DinerDrip.com, an online merch store offering fun and unique gear, accessories and more specifically designed for fans of the iconic brand.

For the first time, America’s Diner is making it easier than ever for guests to showcase their brand love whenever and wherever they want with items that are available exclusively from Denny’s. Inspired by America’s Diner’s famous coffee and the smooth “drip” of the brand’s pancake syrup, the branded merch evokes the same warm and welcoming feelings guests feel walking into their local restaurant.

“We love to feed people – bodies, minds and souls and launching a new merch store is another way for us to feed the love that our guests have for the Denny’s brand,” said Denny’s Chief Brand Officer John Dillon. “The first four collections celebrate the food and heritage that makes us America’s Diner and represent a range of ages, backgrounds and lifestyles that appeal to the diversity of our guests tastes – on and off the menu.”

Whether guests are treating themselves to new gear for summer outings or gifting dad a Father’s Day present, DinerDrip.com has something for everyone. Denny’s debuted 15 new items across four unique collections including:

• Social Stars: This limited-edition series is inspired by the brand’s new Social Stars Influenced Menu items and includes a first-of-its kind rolling pin that imprints the Denny’s logo onto baked creations, a Denny’s Clearly Very Fruity transparent umbrella and Jala-Bac Burger collectible lapel pins.

• Fluff: A comfy collection inspired by Denny’s fluffy pancakes that includes “Live Laugh Fluff” sweatshirts, joggers and a fluffy bucket hat.

• Since 1953: Steeped in heritage, this collection combines fashion favorites – t-shirts, rope hats and the classic denim trucker jacket – with retro Denny’s logos and imagery with a modern twist.

• The Classics: Created for those who love timeless fashion, this collection features seasonless, everyday wearables and fashion items.

Denny’s new merch collections are available while supplies last and can be found at DinerDrip.com and Dennys.com. The new merch store will feature limited-edition merchandise that will be updated with new collections throughout the year. Purchases from DinerDrip.com will support the brand’s Hungry for Education Scholarship to help to fight childhood hunger and promote education for elementary, high school and college students across the country.

*TikTok stars include Jenny Solares (@es_jenny_solares), The EnkyBoys (@EnkyBoys),  Jonathan Chavez (@PaqJonathan69), Elise Osafo (@ElTheEgg), Elliott Norris (@CallMeBelly) and Matt Taylor (@Mattheperson).

About Denny’s Corp
Denny’s Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. As of March 30, 2022, Denny’s had 1,643 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 153 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, El Salvador, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com or the brand’s social channel via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn or YouTube.

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US College Students Have Wildly Different Approaches to Eating Healthy and Maintaining Mental Focus than the Rest of the World

New global research conducted on behalf of global student housing operator Yugo, uncovers students’ outlooks on a variety of mental and physical health related topics, including:

• More than 25% of US students believe more calories, salt and saturated fats make for a healthier meal
• Female students are more likely to go to bed early and eat junk food to prep for finals

Denver, May 23, 2022 – Recent research has revealed a clear imbalance between college students’ perceptions of a healthy lifestyle versus the reality – particularly when it comes to preparing for finals.

The research was conducted on behalf of Yugo, the first global student housing operator created to enhance students’ experiences throughout and beyond university life. The research included a variety of health-related topics and gathered the opinions of more than 6,000 students across six countries.

Key findings of the survey include:

• US students are the worst at cooking at home - The study found less than 25% of US students cook seven or more healthy meals a week, compared to 29% in the rest of the world. Time (63%), money (57%) and the convenience of takeaways (31%) were cited as some of the biggest barriers to cooking. Female college students (33%) are more likely to eat a healthy breakfast than male college students, although on average women college students are (33%) less likely to cook while at school.

US students are more likely to grab a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit (47.2%) than fast food (30.6%) when they are stressed and short of time. Women students (31%) are more than twice as likely than men (14%) to grab a Snickers bar or a bag of Doritos.

• Confusion about what makes a healthy meal – A large percentage of US students compared to the rest of the world believe that higher the number of calories (33%), salt (26%), and saturated fats (25%), the healthier the meal. Students with the least confusion were in Australia (29%) and Spain (25%).

• Opinions on how to keep the brain sharp for finals varies significantly – S. students agree exercise (50%), more sleep (42%) and less fast food (31%) are key factors in mental preparation. Women are more likely to go to bed early than men (39%) while men are more likely than women to play computer games to aid in enhancing their mental focus for exams (45%). Surprisingly, 9.5% of US students will drink more alcohol to calm their nerves. Additionally, 23% of respondents believe that sex will help with studying and focusing their mind, but 10% take the total opposite view and will abstain from sex during finals.

Yugo is focused on improving the quality of life for students through its Live Your Best Life program, ensuring students are supported throughout their university experience, to the transition to working life and beyond. Through this initiative, students have access to a number of support networks and group sessions to improve their holistic living.

Abby Bentley, Global Brand and Marketing Director said: “At Yugo, our core pillars were developed by students, for students. Supporting the holistic needs of our students is our top priority and we are constantly striving to improve the ways in which we operate. This research helps us to understand those specific areas, be it through extra-curricular educational courses, training sessions, or even peer support groups. Our unique pillars of YugoEco, YuPro and YuGrow are constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of today’s students, ensuring we are always there to support them.”

Yugo’s unique approach

At Yugo, students are empowered to grow personally through collaborative events and projects under the Live Your Best Life program – a holistic living experience developed from the Yugo research of thousands of students worldwide. This program supports students through three pillars based on sustainability – YugoEco, education – YuPro, personal development – YuGrow, to deliver on their needs and expectations.

• YugoEco sees Yugo coming together with students to create better living spaces and a better planet through several initiatives. These include low energy usage programs, a collaboration with the Carbon Literacy Project on the importance of living more sustainable lives for students, and global partnerships with like-minded businesses for events, education and student experiences.

• YuPro is all about empowering young people beyond higher education and helping to prepare them for their careers. To show commitment to YuPro, Yugo is launching its own student council, ‘The Yugo Movement’, where students will be given one mission – to eliminate single use plastic in our spaces. Yugo is also offering training sessions in areas such as career advice, real life experience, coaching and empowerment.

• YuGrow encourages Yugo students to shine by supporting their personal journey through events and activities in Yugo spaces, including student podcasts, diversity events and global student networking opportunities. Yugo also pledges to provide students with the best and most sustainably sourced chairs and beds – these were key findings from Yugo’s ongoing research, as being critical to their lives to support both their physical environment and their emotional needs.

For further information visit www.yugo.com

About Yugo
Yugo is the first global student housing brand and operator created to enhance students’ overall experiences throughout and beyond college life. Yugo offers a truly differentiated living experience that is environmentally and socially conscious, emotionally supportive and safe. Its global property portfolio includes living spaces in nine countries and over 65 of the top cities in the world for higher education.

Based in Denver, Colorado, the business was launched in July 2021 through merging three successful international operational brands The Student Housing Company, Nexo Residencias and Uninest Student Residents with the US operations of UComm.

Learn more at www.yugo.com

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Mark McClennan
C+C
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