When people come into Dinah's they reminisce on a time 30 years ago when they came as children and are now taking their children to enjoy the same chicken and sides they remember. Dinah’s customers are often long-time returners and regulars who expect nothing short of a stellar experience when they dine here or take to-go. We value tradition at our establishment through our food and hospitality. When customers come to Dinah’s, new or returning, we want them to feel at home with our comfort food, great customer service, and friendly faces. 

In 1967 the Pearson Family opened Dinah's Chicken's doors in Glendale, CA. Dave Pearson came to California with hopes of pursuing a golf career. To help his parents come to California, he bought into Dinah’s exclusive recipe and opened up on San Fernando in 1967. His parents, Harry and Mae, ran Dinah’s for years until Dave and Linda took over. Since then, four generations of the Pearson Family have worked to provide customers with the same original recipe chicken and sides accompanied by the family- style hospitality people appreciate.


Dinah's employees include familiar faces with over 30-40 years of experience at Dinah's. Santiago Flores has been apart of Dinah's staff for over 40 years and still enjoys working in our kitchen. Other staff, has been apart of Dinah's since their teenage years with 20 plus years at Dinah's. Our staff quickly become family which is part of what makes Dinah's so special. 

Harry and Mae Pearson, original owners, in front of Dinah's with their great-grandson
Dave and Linda Pearson, owners of Dinah's chicken  (1975)
Santiago Flores, an employee at Dinah's since 1970
Our hopes are that you and your family can share in the experience of Dinah's and enjoy the quant, old fashioned dining room or family style take out. We hope you gather around the table with family and friends for good conversation, laughter, and delicious food. 
Dave Pearson Jr. working in the kitchen in 1974
Leoandro Herrera working at Dinah's at age 18 (1985), still with us now
A few of original staff