Pilot is currently in the process of merging with Flying J Travel Centers, subject to final approval by the Federal Trade Commission.
Up to 140 Flying J Travel Centers across North America could have their full-service restaurants converted to Denny's. Denny's expects to begin the Flying J conversions in the second quarter of 2010 and to have a majority of the conversions completed by year-end.
Pilot and Denny's have identified 50 existing and proposed Pilot Travel Centers as potential Denny's locations. These new travel centers and conversion opportunities will occur over the next several years.