Opening a Southern restaurant franchise with Huddle House is a great way to revitalize your career or add to your investment portfolio. As many of our franchisees already know, the key to starting a successful franchise is to find the perfect location.
Compared to other franchises, Huddle House is extremely flexible when it comes to real estate. We want our franchisees to open their doors in spaces where the demand is greatest, whether those spaces are leased or owned, freestanding or part of a larger complex.
Here are a few of the most popular types of locations for opening a Southern restaurant franchise.
#1. Small Towns and Beyond
Huddle House restaurants have historically thrived in small communities where our competitors won’t serve them. They see low populations and worry that their customer base won’t be large enough to sustain a location. Huddle House franchises, on the other hand, perform well everywhere, from small towns to bustling suburbs.
Our franchisees can also reduce their operating costs in their restaurants because we control our own supply chain, keeping food costs low. Furthermore, we make an effort to establish our locations as community gathering places – serving as much more than just another restaurant. Huddle Houses across the U.S. are favorite spots for sports teams’ post-game celebrations, family dinners, late shift meals, and church groups gathering after a service.
Opening a Southern restaurant franchise is possible in communities of any size with Huddle House.
#2. Travel Stops & Hotels
If you’ve already invested in a travel stop or hotel, or have observed popular businesses like these in your area, opening a Southern restaurant franchise on the property is a great way to leverage multiple trends.
Huddle House restaurants are the perfect addition to travel stops because their prices are low enough to compete against traditional fast food with quality that far surpasses the competition. In fact, Alicia Kelso of Forbes has observed that people love the convenience of travel stop food so much, it’s eating into the fast food industry’s revenue! Building a Huddle House restaurant into a travel stop is a great way to take advantage of this trend.
Along these lines, Huddle House franchises fit nicely into hotels, where weary travelers are grateful for a peaceful and affordable meal. Our beloved menu is a welcome change from the typical hotel café food and is a great way to draw customers.
#3. “Ground-Up” Locations
Huddle House welcomes our franchisees to open their restaurants in leased locations (in places like strip malls or shopping centers), but the process of building a new location on property you own is a great way to go, too.
For one thing, these franchisees avoid many of the hassles that come with commercial leases and are able to save money on real estate costs over time. Furthermore, we work with these franchisees through the process of building all-new Huddle House restaurants from the ground up, so you can be sure it includes virtually everything you’ll need to run a successful business.
Ready to learn more about great locations to open a Southern restaurant franchise? Contact us today!