Another National Restaurant Chain Closes Down Their Only Location in Oakland Due to High Crime

After 54 years of serving the community, Denny's in Oakland, California, has closed its doors for good. The iconic diner, a staple for generations, succumbed to the city's escalating crime issues.

Nestled at 601 Hegenberg Road, the restaurant's closure wasn't an easy decision. Denny's expressed in a company memo that safety concerns for their team members and valued guests took precedence. They emphasized that the wellbeing of their community is their top priority.

Despite this setback, Denny's maintains its presence in the Bay Area with another location at 1776 Powell St. in Emeryville, California.

This closure follows a similar move by In-N-Out, which also closed its Oakland outlet in March. The decision, driven by rampant violent crime and theft, marked a first in the fast-food chain's 75-year history.

Local leaders and civil rights activists have criticized Oakland's city policies for these closures. The impact of these decisions is not lost on the community. Local activist Seneca Scott noted the difficulty in coping with Denny's closure and has called for the recall of Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao.

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