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Denny’s taps Mark Wolfinger to succeed John Miller as president

Miller will remain CEO. Robert Verostek will move up to CFO, succeeding Wolfinger.
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Mark Wolfinger is succeeding John Miller as president of Denny’s in a reshuffle of the family-dining chain’s top management.

Miller retains his duties as CEO, with a focus on Denny’s strategic direction. Wolfinger, formerly CFO, EVP and chief administrative officer, will assume more of Miller’s day-to-day responsibilities, the company said.

In related changes, Robert Verostek is assuming the duties of CFO while continuing to work as Denny’s SVP. John Dillon is moving up from CMO and SVP to chief brand officer and EVP.

The changes are effective Thursday, Denny’s said.

“These key leadership changes represent the culmination of a multiyear process,” Denny’s Chairman Brenda Lauderback said in a statement.

In recent months, Miller has noted that Denny’s is exploring alternative uses for its cash, including possible acquisitions or other major strategic moves.

Denny’s is the franchisor or operator of 1,703 full-service restaurants worldwide.

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