Company also named new marketing and people officers.
Denny's Corporation named Chris Bode the restaurant chain's new senior vice president, chief operating officer.
Bode will have an expanded focus on directing all of Denny's company and franchise operations and operations services, among other responsibilities. He previously served as Denny's senior vice president, operations.
In other news, Denny's named John Dillon chief marketing officer and appointed Jill Van Pelt to the newly created position of chief people officer.