Huddle House

Huddle House Brings On Ex- Corner Bakery Exec as CDO

Huddle House, the nearly 400-unit restaurant franchise known for its comfort food and value pricing, named Jonathan Benjamin as its new chief development officer.

Benjamin, a veteran sales and franchising executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, will spearhead expanded unit growth in underserved markets and will play in integral role in improving Huddle House facilities.

Huddle House Reveals "Texas-Sized" Growth Plans

Following three consecutive years of comp sales growth and the successful launch of a new contemporary restaurant prototype, Huddle House announced plans to open 135 new restaurants throughout the Southeast and Texas over the next five years. With nearly 400 restaurants in 21 states, executives with Atlanta-based Huddle House have specifically targeted San Antonio, Waco, and Fort Worth, Texas, for development with the goal of finding the right franchise partners to operate the restaurants.

Huddle House Hires New COO

Following three consecutive years of company sales growth and the successful launch of a new contemporary restaurant prototype, Huddle House announced today it has hired Tyrone Counts as chief operating officer. Huddle House, which is re-energizing itself at age 49 with menu optimization, leadership changes, and further initiatives, is refining the brand to remain a relevant driving force in the industry for decades to come.


Huddle House Offers $25K to Operators Who Remodel

Huddle House is offering a $25,000 financial incentive to the first 100 franchisees who commit to a remodel by July 31, 2014.

Franchisees would use $20,000 of the incentive to offset the costs of the remodel, with the remaining $5,000 to be used for local marketing efforts.

Should Huddle House reach its goal of 100 participants, the overall company investment in the incentive program would be $2.5 million.

Huddle House Opens Up Shop in Eagle Pass, TX

Huddle House, a 24-hour family-friendly restaurant chain, opened its newest restaurant in Eagle Pass, Texas, on April 29, 2013, featuring a refreshing new interior and exterior design.

The Huddle House of Eagle Pass will feature full-service dining and an all-encompassing menu of classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites, including premium breakfast platters, waffles, delicious burgers, country fried steak, chicken sandwiches, and much more. 

Huddle House Puts on Fresh Face, Readies for Growth

The times are a changin' at family-dining chain Huddle House. With new CEO Michael Abt on board since October 2012, an updated design prototype, and a sharper focus on franchisee growth and profitability, the brand is ready to hit new heights in 2013 and beyond.

To ensure its success, Abt says the brand will continue its long-time focus on growth in small markets, which allows each operator to truly connect with the local community and get to know customers on a personal level.

Seafood Concept or Not, Brands Gear Up for Lenten Season

The Super Bowl hype may have fizzled weeks ago, but for seafood companies, their Super Bowl season is just beginning, thanks to the start of the Lenten season.

With many customers abstaining from meat consumption, Lent can be a true goldmine for seafood brands and other chains that introduce seafood-focused LTOs and menu.

At Captain D’s, chief marketing officer Jonathan Muhtar says units see a 5–10 percent bump in sales around this time of year, compared to the yearly average.

Huddle House Sets Up Shop in Tye, Texas

Huddle House, a 400+ unit family dining restaurant, announces the opening of its ninth unit in the state of Texas. The new location in Tye, Texas 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 six different brands, including Huddle House, Baskin-Robbins, Avis Lube, and Kent Kwik.