Prior to joining Denny’s, Furlow was chief information officer for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers from October 2015 to April 2017. He previously spent four years as senior vice president of information technology at CEC Entertainment, and before that, he spent six years at Brinker International as senior vice president of information systems. Furlow also formerly held CIO positions at Dunkin’ Brands and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
“Technology is critical to restaurants today, and Michael will be a welcome and instrumental member of our team as we continue to develop new ways of leveraging technology to better serve our guests,” said John Miller, CEO of Denny’s. “We look forward to having Michael’s deep knowledge of the restaurant industry coupled with his expertise in strategic technology development added to our capabilities. Michael’s track record in building solid, organized IT teams makes him an ideal fit for the role and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”