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Learn More About our Southern Restaurant Franchise Opportunity

When making a big decision, such as the one required when deciding on which franchise you want to be a part of, you want to make sure you have all the information. It’s important to do research and thoroughly explore your options. At Huddle House, we are confident we are the best opportunity available when it comes to Southern dining restaurant franchises. We are backed by more than 50 years of experience and offer name recognition and an iconic brand. But we understand that you have a lot of questions, and we are happy to answer all of them.

We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions, along with our answers, below. Please review them and if you have any lingering concerns, feel free to reach out to us!

  • Do I need restaurant experience to own a Huddle House franchise?

    Our franchise partners come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a few things in common – they have been successful in business leadership, have managed teams, have a love for their communities, and are passionate about providing excellent guest experiences. While it is helpful, we do not require restaurant ownership/management experience, as do other full-service breakfast franchises. Many of our owners hire and oversee a skilled management team to handle the day-to-day restaurant operations, while they focus on community involvement as the “face” of the business.

  • How much does it cost to open a Huddle House?

    The estimated initial investment ranges from $519,935 to $1,338,075, depending on the size and type of real estate. You will need a minimum liquidity of $200,000 and net worth of $600,000 to qualify for 3rd-party financing. Huddle House does not provide financing directly, but we will connect you with lending sources who are eager to work with qualified Huddle House franchise partners.

  • What is the initial franchise fee?

    The initial franchise fee for your first restaurant is $35,000, payable at the time of signing your Franchise Agreement. We also offer military veterans a franchise fee discount of $5,000 for their first Huddle House franchise.

  • How long does the franchise agreement last?

    The initial term of your agreement is 15 years with three 5-year renewal terms to equal 30 years.

  • How long is the process to open a Huddle House restaurant?

    The evaluation process to become an owner (from first call to signing the Franchise Agreement) typically takes 30-90 days to complete. Once you become a franchise partner, you have 15 months to find and secure a location, build your restaurant, and open for business. Our extensive support team assists you every step of the way.

  • Do you help me find a location?

    Absolutely! We know that choosing the right location is vital to the long-term success of your restaurant and would prefer to be heavily involved in that process with you. Once you sign your Franchise Agreement, the Huddle House Real Estate department kicks into high gear to help you find and choose the best location possible. We even assist in negotiating leases and land purchases. Our Director of Real Estate has over 25 years’ experience helping franchise partners secure the right sites at the right price.

  • Can I build my Huddle House on a piece of land that I own?

    If you have a piece of property that you feel would make a great location on which to open your Huddle House, we are happy to review it with you. We have the technology and deep real estate experience to evaluate your market and determine if your site meets the qualifications for approval. For a freestanding restaurant and adequate parking, you will need between 0.75 to 1 acre of land.

  • What type of training do you provide?

    The Huddle House training program is extensive and includes 40 days of in-store and classroom training for your managers. You’ll also receive up to 3 weeks of pre-opening and post-opening training assistance in your restaurant. We stay hands-on to ensure a successful launch of your restaurant.

Still have some questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Huddle House franchise development team today at (770) 626-7286!

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