February 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // TYE, TX – Huddle House, a 400+ unit family dining restaurant, announced the opening of its ninth unit in the state of Texas on Monday, January 28, 2013. The new location in Tye, TX is the fourth location of a 20-unit Market Area Development agreement with The Kent Companies to expand Huddle House in different markets throughout Texas. The Kent Companies is a holding group of 6 different brands, including Huddle House, Baskin-Robbins, Avis Lube and Kent Kwik.
“We are very excited about our growing partnership with the Huddle House brand, as the new opening in Tye will continue to strengthen The Kent Companies’ portfolio,” said Alan Brinker, Director of Operations for The Kent Companies. “Additionally, with other The Kent Companies’ concepts surrounding Tye, we have been able to develop close ties with the local community.”
Huddle House’s innovation in touch economic times has continued to support the brand’s growth. A new restaurant design, which is being adopted by existing locations through a re-imaging program, is delivering sales increases of up to 35%. Newly-released limited time menu items, including Scrambles, Stuffed Hash Browns and the Steak House Favorites, have also contributed to the success and popularity of the brand. In fact, in 2012, Huddle House achieved its third consecutive year with same-store sales increases, as the brand continued to consistently outperform other restaurants in the family dining segment over the past three years.
“We’re looking forward to continuing the strong momentum we’ve built over the past three years,” said Michael Abt, the Huddle House newly appointed CEO. “This success is indicative of our customers’ acceptance and excitement surrounding our expanded menu offerings, our new, refreshed look and more inviting atmosphere.”
Huddle House, Inc., a full-service family restaurant chain, is well-known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time.” in communities around the country. The core values on which Huddle House was founded in 1964 – serving quality food in a warm, friendly environment that brings the community together – remain intact today. Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. In 2011, Huddle House introduced a new décor package with flexible seating so even larger groups can come and enjoy 'Our House'. The Atlanta-based 400-plus-unit franchise is located in 21 states, primarily in the Southeast, Mid-West and Southwest U.S. For more information, please call 1-800-418-9555 or visit www.huddlehousefranchising.com
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