WATERTOWN — The Denny’s restaurant on Arsenal Street will close permanently, according to a letter from the company’s human resources department.

“We previously notified you in March of staff reductions and then the closure of several of our restaurants,” reads the letter, signed by Denny’s HR Manager Janet Pruett. “Now, unfortunately, we have determined that due to the impact of these financial circumstances which are beyond our control, we must permanently close our Denny’s restaurant #8518 located at 1142 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13212. As a result, we will be unable to hire back our employees as we had hoped.”

The letter says Denny’s management is currently notifying employees affected by the closure.

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Cuomo shuttering dine-in restaurants is more likely the reason and cause... Thank him.


How about some self help? What did Denny's management do with the PPP? The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

There's more to this... I'd investigate whether they took and federal or state funding, and if so, where that was spent..



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Ok fake holmes - thank you Cuomo for shutting down that racist institution know as denny's. Good riddance. That gives some of these poorly managed businesses a gravely way to bow out instead of admitting they were failures. BTW fake holmes what would possess anyone to steal someone else's name?

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Denny's has a reputation for racism because it was a nationwide news item when one restaurant one place decades ago was busted for racist practices. There are far more cryptoracist places around town and with the demise of Friendlies Denny's was a relatively good alternative. Let me put it this way: the thing some people admire about the 1950s is that it was pre-civil rights.


Poor management

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How is it that corporations don't just have several months of financing available to weather these sorts of difficulties and yet we somehow expect the poorest people to be able to do so?



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