Huddle House History: Learn More About Our Iconic Franchise

The roots of Huddle House are embedded in a story of community, service and Southern comfort food, dating back to 1964 with our founder John Sparks. Aiming to fill a gap in his community by creating a restaurant with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with good food at a great price, Huddle House was born. Since then, Huddle House has grown all over the eastern U.S. and continues to entice customers and restaurant owners alike.

Learn more about our iconic franchise and how we’re serving up big business for our partners!


Big wins: Check out our recent Huddle House restaurant openings.

Small-Town Charm, Big Business

  • 55 years of great Southern comfort food and hospitality
  • Currently serving nearly 400 communities across the United States
  • Strong unit-level economics and revenue through multiple dayparts
  • Low food cost through a breakfast focus and in-house distribution

Where We Thrive

  • Small-town markets with few dining options
  • Suburban areas with mostly fast food options
  • Interstate travel centers
  • College towns


Any Meal. Any Time.

For the last five decades, the motto “Any Meal. Any Time.” with a focus on all-day breakfast has been a definitive part of our philosophy. Our unwavering commitment to Southern hospitality, generous portions and affordable prices brings high-frequency regular customers through our doors again and again.

Five Decades of Memories

Huddle House isn’t just a diner. It’s a place where folks can gather before town hall meetings, after church, sporting events or any time! Our emphasis on serving happy and hungry regular guests has been the backbone of a successful business model for our franchise partners for decades.

You can do big things for a small town when you join the Huddle House family, and now is the perfect time. Learn more about our growing franchise today!

Visit Us at the Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo!

Huddle House will be exhibiting at this year’s Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo (Booth #722) from May 14 to May 16 in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the ultimate convenience store and fuel marketing event. Click here to register and come stop by our booth!