October 19, 2010
Jim-Denny's for sale

By Chris Macias

Have $295,000 to invest? If so, you can be the proud new owners of a Sacramento burger and breakfast institution. Jim-Denny's (816 12th St., Sacramento) was put up for sale Monday, just shy of three weeks since the diner received its biggest national exposure. On Sept. 29, Jim-Denny's was featured on the Travel Channel's "Man V. Food," where host Adam Richman attempted to conquer a stack of 13" pancakes.

Retirement plans for co-owner Patsy Lane prompted the sale, said daughter Joanna Lane.

"We'd been thinking about selling for a while," said Joanna Lane. "We have been super slammed and busy since we were on 'Man V. Food,' so we thought it would be a great time to sell while we're on top and doing well."

Jim-Denny's opened in 1934 on 16th and J streets, and moved to its current location on 12th and I streets after original owner Jim Van Nort returned from World War II. Jim Denny's has had three owners over the years, with the Lane family taking over the business in 2005.

The $295,000 listing price includes both the diner and land.

"We'd like to see someone come in and keep it going," said Joanna Lane.

Call The Bee's Chris Macias, (916) 321-1253.

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