Does Denny’s Accept EBT? Answered

Does Denny’s accept EBT? Denny’s accepts EBT at a few locations in California and Arizona. EBT beneficiaries can’t typically buy prepared foods with SNAP benefits, but select Denny’s locations allow it through participation in the Restaurant Meals Program. Below, we have more details of the Restaurant Meals Program and which Denny’s locations accept EBT.

Does Denny’s Take EBT?

Yes, Denny’s does accept EBT — but only for qualifying individuals in some of the areas that participate in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP).

Most states offer EBT to allow people to buy food that they can prepare at home. A few states also have the RMP, designed to help EBT recipients who don’t have a way to store or cook their food, such as the elderly, disabled, or homeless. Arizona, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and some counties in California offer the RMP for EBT beneficiaries. The guidelines and participating restaurants for the RMP vary by state.

To find out whether Denny’s is authorized to accept EBT through the RMP, we checked the list of approved restaurants for each state that offers the RMP. According to state data, Denny’s accepts EBT at select locations in California and Arizona. At the time of writing, there is one participating Denny’s location each in Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ.

RMP partnerships change regularly, so it’s best to contact your local SNAP office for a current list of participating restaurants. You can also contact your local Denny’s to check its participation status.

In Summary

Does Denny’s take EBT? Denny’s accepts EBT — but only at a few Arizona and California locations, which participate in the SNAP Restaurant Meals Program. For more on restaurants that take food assistance benefits, see our article on fast food places that allow food assistance programs.

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