Denny’s has arrived in the Dominican Republic.
The Spartanburg, South Carolina-based diner chain has opened its first Dominican store in the third floor food court of Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport.
The store is Denny’s first airport location.
It is not, however, Denny’s first location in Latin America. The company already has three stores each in Costa Rica and Honduras, along with five in Mexico and 12 in Puerto Rico.
The store was opened by franchisee Grupo Nahas.
"We are proud to bring Denny's to the Dominican Republic," said Leonardo Nahas, Grupo Nahas’ general director, in a statement.
The family restaurant chain is known for staying open 24 hours a day and for its hearty breakfast meals like the Grand Slamwich and Moons Over My Hammy.
Santo Domingo’s Denny’s will have the more traditional hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Denny’s Vice President for Global Development, Stephen Dunn, said the store would adapt it’s menu to Dominican tastes by serving local meals, according to Domincan news site 7 Días.
“Denny’s is looking for franchises in emerging countries,” Dunn said, according to 7 Días.
The diner chain plans to open other locations throughout the Dominican Republic, including Santiago, Bávaro and Punta Cana, according to 7 Días.
Denny’s operates nearly 1,700 restaurants worldwide.