Why Huddle House is the Breakfast Franchise That Feels Like Family

Repeat customers find a second home at Huddle House breakfast franchise.

Sitting down for a meal with your family is one of life’s finest simple pleasures. The food, of course, is great, but it’s the relationships that really make the experience special. That’s something we don’t take for granted at Huddle House, a breakfast franchise known for our welcoming atmosphere that makes customers feel like family.

Huddle House CustomersWhen you are looking at franchise opportunities, consider that Huddle House is more than a restaurant — it becomes a home away from home for just about everyone living in your community. It’s where friends meet for breakfast, partners talk business over a cup of coffee, families take time out for a special meal. And your regulars are really regular, dropping by two, three or more times each week — some even twice a day.

Huddle House is special because our restaurants go into markets that have been traditionally overlooked by other segments of the industry, like communities of 5,000 or fewer. And our franchise owners know that the key to building a successful restaurant business with Huddle House is keeping that special feeling alive for each and every customer.

More than just a nod and a “may-I-take-your-order-please” greeting, everyone from the hostess to the manager stays focused on making our customers feel welcome and at home. And that becomes second nature, because our restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, quickly becoming part of the communities they serve — whether it’s a small-town rural setting or a city neighborhood. Huddle House becomes that place where the softball team celebrates a winning game, Girl Scouts practice table manners and church friends come in for brunch after the 11 o’clock service.

That’s a tangible benefit of owning your own Huddle House: a chance to know your customers well and build repeat customers who come back again and again because they love dining in a place that feels like home.

As a 24-hour restaurant, Huddle House provides another needed benefit: We are open and serving breakfast when second-shift workers are on their way to work or headed home for sleep. And our pancakes and bacon are just as popular with the late-night crowd as with the early birds.

Studies show that breakfast is the most popular meal for restaurant diners, which also plays to the strengths of the Huddle House franchise system. The food cost for breakfast is lower than other meals, so the ability to please customers while earning a higher profit margin gets a boost when breakfast is on the menu 24 hours a day.

Our most successful franchisees understand the important role Huddle House plays in their communities, whether they own one restaurant that meets the dining needs of a particular town or a small chain that reaches out to underserved neighborhoods across a greater area. They understand how important it is for customers to find Southern hospitality behind our doors, no matter where they’re located.

Requirements for getting started as a Huddle House franchisee include a minimum net worth of $600,000, with $200,000 in cash or other liquid assets, as well as solid credit. A $25,000 franchise fee will be accepted when the contract is signed.

Our expert management team will be glad to help you review various funding options, including Small Business Administration loans, to get your restaurant off to a strong start.
Food service experience is helpful, but not required. A business background, however, is strongly recommended.

The culture and practices of successful Huddle House franchisees will all be explained during our five- to nine-week training sessions. Our experienced team of franchising experts will be able to advise you on everything from site selection to hiring.

Because every location is different, it is difficult to say exactly how much you will make from your Huddle House breakfast franchise, but many of our existing franchisees are happy to provide an overview of their operating costs and sales potential. Huddle House can provide you with a contact list of individuals who you might wish to speak with. It’s not required that franchise owners reveal personal revenue information, but many are eager to do so to help a new franchisee with his or her decision to come on board.

Learn more about Huddle House

If it sounds appealing to run a business that is a valued community asset and a gathering place for families and other regular customers, then Huddle House could be the right choice for you. With 400-plus units in more than 21 states, we are looking for business-savvy franchise owners to help us expand our breakfast franchise. The core values on which Huddle House was founded — serving delicious food in a friendly environment that brings the community together — are as relevant today as they were when Huddle House was founded in 1964. Typically open 24 hours, Huddle House serves any meal, anytime. To learn more, please fill out this form to download our free franchising report or call us at (770) 626-7286 to start a conversation. We look forward to hearing from you!