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Huddle House Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Strong Growth Spurt »

May 22, 2015 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Fiscal year ends with restaurant openings, franchise signings ahead of previous year; same store sales grow for 17th consecutive month.
May 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Huddle House celebrated its 50th anniversary with one of the chain’s strongest years of growth ever, signing 21 new franchise agreements, opening eight new restaurants, completing 41 remodels and adding four new company operated restaurants through the acquisition of existing locations.
In addition, as the 2014-2015 fiscal year closed on May 2, Huddle House recorded its 17th consecutive month of positive same store sales increases.
The new signings include the first Huddle House locations for New Jersey as well as the addition of new restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia...

Huddle House Expansion Heats Up With New Restaurants Set For Virginia, Florida And Texas »

May 06, 2015 at 11:46AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

May 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Huddle House turned up the heat on its expansion efforts in April with the signing of franchise agreements that will add five new restaurants in Virginia, Florida and Texas.
The restaurants will be in Suffolk, Va., Ocala, Fla., and three in Texas — Bonham, Paris and Sulphur Springs. Suffolk and Ocala are scheduled to open before the end of the year along with at least one, and possibly two, of the new Texas locations.
Huddle House now has more than 400 restaurants open or under development nationwide, and the signings are the latest in an aggressive expansion campaign designed to add more than 100 new restaurants over the next three years. The growth will be accomplished primarily through franchising by both single-unit and multi-unit investors in a range of market sizes, including urban areas, small towns, travel centers and convenience sites...

Huddle House Names Jenn Townsend New Executive Chef »

April 30, 2015 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Atlanta native, franchise veteran to oversee menu development for rapidly-expanding chain of family diners.
April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANDY SPRINGS, Georgia – Jenn Townsend, who has spent the last two decades developing new menu items for some of the most well-known global franchise chains, has been named the new Executive Chef and Director of Menu Development for Huddle House.
A native of Atlanta, Townsend said she is excited about the opportunity to lead the menu strategy for the popular full-service family restaurant known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time.”
“Being from Georgia, I have a sweet spot for Southern comfort food,” she said. “This is a tremendous opportunity. Huddle House is going in the right direction...

From Farm To Table »

April 22, 2015 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Farmers turned restaurant owners bring Huddle House to Litchfield, Ill.
April 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // LITCHFIELD, Ill. - For 40 years, Larry and June Brandt raised corn and soybeans on their farm in Litchfield, Ill. Now they are making the transition from raising food to serving it as franchise owners of the new Litchfield Huddle House.
“The Litchfield community has not had anything like a Huddle House,” Larry said. “There are other restaurants, but none that are 24 hours with an expansive menu that covers all three meals.”
The Brandts are natives of Litchfield and decided to purchase their first franchise after several visits to Huddle House in nearby communities.
The Litchfield restaurant, at 11 Corvette Drive, is a freestanding location that reflects the 51-year-old chain’s new look and branding...

Huddle House Accelerates Growth In First Quarter Of 2015 »

April 09, 2015 at 9:17AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

New Openings, Franchise Agreements Highlight First Three Months of Year
April 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Huddle House continued its aggressive expansion during the first three months of the year, opening four new restaurants and signing four franchise agreements representing additional locations to be opened by the end of the year.
New restaurants opened in Vernon, Texas, Mount Vernon, Ill., Hahira, Ga., and Winfield, Ala., at a pace of one every other week from the end of February through March.
The new franchise agreements will add restaurants in East Orange, N.J., Marion, Ill., Newport News, Va., and Warrior, Ala.
Known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time.” Huddle House finished the quarter with well over 400 restaurants open or under development in 21 states...

Huddle House: From Customer To Franchise Owner »

March 31, 2015 at 9:32AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

After two decades as a regular, Barry Robinson opens his own Huddle House in Hahira, Ga.
March 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // HAHIRA, Ga. - For more than two decades, Barry Robinson would leave his office where he was vice president of the popular Harvey’s supermarket chain and walk across the street to eat at Huddle House. Earlier this month he fulfilled a lifelong entrepreneurial dream by opening his own Huddle House restaurant in his home community of Hahira, Ga.
“I liked it so much, I finally bought one,” said Robinson, a 42-year-veteran of the supermarket industry. “I’ve always wanted to have my own business and Huddle House made the most sense to me from both an entrepreneurial and a personal perspective...

Huddle House Serves Up Strong Growth In 2014 »

February 17, 2015 at 4:39AM PST | Source: Huddle House

Openings, franchise signings increase over previous year; same store sales grow for 13th consecutive month
February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANDY SPRINGS, Georgia - With franchise and development agreements representing 34 new restaurants as well as 10 new construction starts, 2014 was the most successful period of growth in recent years for Huddle House.
In addition, Huddle House recorded its 13th consecutive month of positive same store sales increases.
"All the credit goes to our dedicated franchisees and corporate support team," said Jonathan Benjamin, Huddle House Chief Development Officer. "Our focus on customer service and support of our franchise partners is paying off."
The iconic full-service family restaurant known for serving "Any Meal...

Huddle House Expands Franchise Development Staff To Handle Accelerated Growth »

January 28, 2015 at 9:41AM PST | Source: Huddle House

Jeff Hood named Director of Franchise Development; Cassidy Ford hired as Franchise Development Manager
January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // SANDY SPRINGS, Georgia - Huddle House, the popular full-service family restaurant known for serving "Any Meal. Any Time.", has expanded its franchise sales staff to support an aggressive development campaign designed to significantly increase the number of locations over the next three years.
Jeff Hood, former director of franchise sales for Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza, has joined the company as Director of Franchise Development. Cassidy Ford, former business development associate with How Do You Roll?, joins the Huddle House team as Franchise Development Manager.
Huddle House, which has 378 restaurants in 21 states primarily throughout the southeast, central, midwest and southwest United States, has set a goal of opening more than 100 restaurants over the next three years...

Huddle House Serves Up More Growth With Three New Franchise Agreements And New Opening »

November 10, 2014 at 9:40AM PST | Source: Huddle House

New Restaurants Slated for Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee
November 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA  - Huddle House, the popular full-service family restaurant franchise known for serving "Any Meal. Any Time.", has signed three new franchise agreements and will open its newest restaurant this month in Dew, Texas.
The new franchise agreements are for restaurants in Porter, Texas, Cowpens, S.C., and Ardmore, Tenn., with all expected to open early in 2015.
Also in November, Huddle House will open its first restaurant in Dew, Texas, bringing its total number of operating restaurants to 378. Huddle House, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is now on pace to open as many as 20 new restaurants in its fiscal year ending April 30, 2015...

Huddle House Expansion Heats Up With Five Franchise Signings In September »

October 14, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

New restaurants slated for Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia
October 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Huddle House, the full-service family restaurant franchise known for serving "Any Meal. Any Time.", signed five new franchise agreements in September.
The agreements are for restaurants in Sealy, Texas, Owensboro and Elizabethtown, Ky., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Hazlehurst, Ga., with all expected to open in the next 7-10 months.
Through the first nine months of 2014, Huddle House has now signed 18 new franchises and two new multi-unit deals representing 30 new restaurants. The signings include the first Huddle House locations for Nebraska, New Jersey and New York. Overall, new franchise agreement signings are up more than 170 percent over 2013, and new construction starts are 100 percent ahead of last year...

Huddle House Diner Franchise Expands Into New Jersey »

July 22, 2014 at 8:49AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

6-Unit Expansion Is Diner Franchise's First Foray Into New Jersey
HACKENSACK, NJ - (Marketwired - Jul 22, 2014) - On the heels of its Long Island expansion, Huddle House diner franchise is adding six units in northern New Jersey, marking the 50-year-old brand's first foray into that area.
Huddle House recently announced its 10-unit deal in Long Island and has now signed an agreement with an experienced multi-unit investor to build six restaurants across the bridge in Northern New Jersey. Huddle House previously extended only as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
"If you think about it, there's already a diner culture there," said Jonathan Benjamin, Chief Development Officer for Huddle House. "Huddle House represents something new and innovative with a bit of Southern flair...

Huddle House Gets Creative With Tater Tots, Launches 'Hot Tots!' Dishes In July »

July 18, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

ATLANTA - July 18, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Catering to Tater Tot lovers across the country, the culinary experts at Huddle House have taken the well-loved and fondly-remembered crunchy potato nuggets to a whole new level by layering them atop fluffy open-faced omelets and topping them with a variety of meats, cheeses and veggies. The full-service family restaurant chain is introducing this limited time-only line of Tater Tots-based dishes beginning July 21 and lasting through early October 2014.
The new line, called Hot Tots!, takes crispy, crunchy Tater Tots, places them on a traditional Huddle House fluffy, fresh-whipped open-faced omelet and tops them with a variety of quality meats and cheeses. Ranging in price from $5...

Huddle House Diner Franchise To Add 10 Units In Long Island »

July 17, 2014 at 9:39AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

New Deal Is Diner Franchise's First Foray Into the Northeast
LONG ISLAND, NY - (Marketwired - Jul 17, 2014) - Huddle House diner franchise is adding 10 units over the next five years in New York, marking the 50-year-old brand's first foray into that area.
The expansion represents an agreement signed with an experienced multi-unit investor, and both franchisee and franchisor are excited about the new deal. While Huddle House has previously extended only as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania, the Northeast is a perfect fit for the iconic diner franchise.
"If you think about it, there's already a diner culture there," said Jonathan Benjamin, Chief Development Officer for Huddle House. "Huddle House represents something new and innovative with a bit of Southern flair...

Investors Remain Hungry For Huddle House In Second Quarter »

July 16, 2014 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Family Restaurant Franchise Signs Multiple Deals, Breaks into Northeast, Midwest States
ATLANTA - July 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - While consumers continue their insatiable appetite for value-priced comfort food, restaurant investors are increasingly hungry for a share of the market. At least that seems the case, based on a growing number of franchise agreements being signed around the country with Huddle House, a 50-year-old, 24-hour full-service family restaurant that specializes in breakfast that is served anytime of the day or night, burger and sandwich platters and traditional Southern favorites such as country-fried steak.
Following a robust first quarter that closed with deals to open 15 new restaurants across five states, Huddle House executives report an active start to the second quarter – signing five new franchise deals that will result in 10 new restaurants...

Huddle House Shakes Things Up With New Milk Shake To Celebrate 50th Anniversary »

June 06, 2014 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Family Restaurant Franchise Introduces Limited Time Offer 50th Birthday Cake Milk Shake
ATLANTA - June 06, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In 1964, a small, family-friendly, 24-hour diner in Decatur, Ga., known as Huddle House began winning over the hearts of comfort food lovers in the community. Fifty years and nearly 400 restaurant locations later, Huddle House is celebrating a half-century of serving "Any Meal. Any Time." with a refreshing 50th Birthday Cake Milk Shake.
The new birthday cake-flavored dessert drink is freshly prepared, made with hand-dipped ice cream and whole milk, mixed with the flavors of rich buttercream frosting, moist yellow cake and topped and swirled with colorful sugar confetti. The new milk shake can be purchased at any Huddle House restaurant nationwide for $3...

Huddle House Diner Franchise Unveils New Logo For 50th Anniversary  »

May 13, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

New Logo, Store Design Keep Diner Franchise Brand Fresh After 50 Years
SANDY SPRINGS, GA - (Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Huddle House diner franchise has unveiled a new logo commemorating its 50 years in business.
Not many franchises can claim this kind of longevity. But the iconic Huddle House diner franchise continues growing today without growing stale. The restaurant chain has improved and refined over the years without ever losing sight of the core values that make Huddle House so unique: Southern hospitality, familiar comfort food and the ability to become an important part of the communities we serve.
Last year, Huddle House unveiled the Evolution store design that modernizes existing stores and positions new stores to appeal to a whole new generation of customers...

Huddle House Answers Guest Cravings With New Stuffed And Smothered Omelets »

May 01, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Family Restaurant Franchise Rolls Out LTO Omelet Line After Pilot Test Gets Rave Reviews
ATLANTA - May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - If there's one thing Huddle House guests have made loud and clear, it's that they love items smothered in their signature white pepper sausage gravy. Regulars also can't seem to get enough of the family restaurant's fluffy, fresh-whipped "Heavenly" omelets, or anything involving their crispy hash browns made with 100% Real Idaho Potatoes.
Paying close attention to what flies off the menu, the culinary team at Huddle House has created a new line of omelets that delivers all three of these craveable elements. Named "Stuffed and Smothered Omelets", each starts with two fresh eggs that are whipped for two full minutes until producing a light, fluffy omelet unique to Huddle House...

How Huddle House Franchise Is Cashing In On Comfort Food »

April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Huddle House CEO Michael Abt Tells Bloomberg TV That Franchise Owners Know Customer Cravings Drive Business
SANDY SPRINGS, GA - (Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Bloomberg TV's "Taking Stock" recently aired a segment featuring an interview with Huddle House CEO Michael Abt, who told interviewer Pimm Fox why the Huddle House franchise brand is on an upswing.
During the interview, Abt talked about the Huddle House "Any Meal. Any Time." motto of serving whatever customers want around the clock, because most Huddle House franchises are open 24 hours a day. He also talked about how Huddle House is attracting new franchise owners.
"Most of our franchise partners have business experience," Abt told Fox. "Not all of them have restaurant experience...

Huddle House Enters 50th Anniversary Year With Robust First Quarter Growth »

March 31, 2014 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Family Restaurant Franchise Signs Deals for 15 New Restaurants in Five States
ATLANTA - March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Huddle House, a full-service family restaurant franchise known for its warm atmosphere, delicious comfort food and value pricing, experienced strong First Quarter franchise growth, closing eight deals to open 15 new restaurants across Georgia, Illinois, New York, Texas and Virginia. In addition, many current and new Huddle House franchise owners are purchasing existing locations to remodel and re-open with the company's refreshed prototype design.
The eight franchise deals for new Huddle House locations, all signed within the past 90 days, will result in 10 new restaurants in Long Island, NY; one new restaurant in Hahira, Georgia; one in Mount Vernon, IL; one in Forney, TX; one in Newport News, VA and one in Virginia Beach, VA...

Huddle House Broadens Target Markets To Pursue Growth »

January 22, 2014 at 9:38AM PST | Source: Huddle House

Breakfast Franchise Had 3 Years of Same-Store Sales Increases
SANDY SPRINGS, GA - (Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - Huddle House breakfast franchise just wrapped up three consecutive years of same-store sales increases, and the 400-plus restaurant chain is more confident than ever of staying on a positive trajectory.
While Huddle House has always found a special place in smaller communities that other dining franchises reject, the company embraces markets of all sizes -- and paying more attention to more populous urban areas is key to the chain's future growth.
"We have a desire to open another 175 restaurants in the next five years, and we know we'll have to have a mix of large and small franchisees to do that," Chief Development Officer Jonathan Benjamin told Nation's Restaurant News recently...

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