Huddle House Names Jenn Townsend New Executive Chef

Atlanta native, franchise veteran to oversee menu development for rapidly-expanding chain of family diners.

April 30, 2015 // // 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. We are opening new stores, increasing same store sales and I look forward to playing an important role in that growth.”

Prior to joining Huddle House, Townsend held key operations and menu development positions with Church’s Chicken, Arby’s Restaurant Group and Blimpie International, among others.

“We expect Jenn to have an immediate impact,” said Huddle House CEO Michael Abt. “Her passion and creativity combined with a deep understanding of both franchisees and our customers will be important as we enter a new era of growth for Huddle House.”

About Huddle House, Inc.

Founded in 1964, Huddle House, Inc. is celebrating more than five decades as a full-service family restaurant franchise known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time.” Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. The menu offers a mix of Southern inspired comfort food, including signature Big House breakfasts, crispy hash browns, creamy grits, golden waffles and fluffy omelets, all made to order. Other favorites include Big Bold Burgers, Big House sandwich platters, country fried steak with green beans and marinated grilled chicken with sweet potato fries.

The core values on which Huddle House was founded – serving quality food in a warm, friendly environment that brings the community together – remain intact today.

More information about Huddle House franchise opportunities is available at or by calling 1-800-868-5700.

SOURCE Huddle House, Inc.

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