From worst to first — again: Denny’s is top company for minorities

From worst to first — again: Denny’s is top company for minorities – Brief Article

Advantica Restaurant Group, whose biggest operation is Denny’s, has been named Fortune Magazine’s best company for minorities.

The company, says Fortune, has proved that its commitment to minorities is no flash in the pan: once plagued by discrimination suits, the restaurant company tops their list for the second year in a row. Four of its 11 board members are minority, as are 31% of its officials and managers. And nearly half of all new hires last year were minorities. Ranking second was Fannie Mae, run by African-American CEO Franklin Raines. The mortgage financier uses minority investment firms to manage bond issues. With 42% of its workforce members of a minority, its diversity goals flow both ways: its aim is to create five million new minority homeowners by 2010.

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