All-Day Breakfast Concept Expands Southern Reach in Bardstown
ATLANTA – Huddle House has continued its growth and expansion across the South with the recent single unit signed agreement for a new location in Bardstown, KY. The brand will once again partner with Jamie Hicks, a veteran and existing franchise partner who currently owns six Huddle House locations across the Bluegrass State. This exciting opportunity will add to the brand’s growth momentum and support its strategic franchise development plan across the region.
With his wife Denise at his side in both life and business, Hicks is excited to expand his existing Huddle House portfolio once again into his home city of Bardstown. After joining the brand as a franchisee in 2008, Hicks has successfully owned and operated restaurant locations in the Kentucky communities of Grayson, Flatwood, Lawrenceburg, Lebanon, Brandenburg and Russell Springs. As a trained chef, Hicks was attracted to the concept’s menu variety offered to guests all day long. With this in mind, he looks forward to forging ahead in the process of opening the Bardstown location and serving this thriving community.
“After working closely with Huddle House for the past 13 years, my wife and I felt that it was again the right time to continue our journey with the brand by expanding our investment in the concept. We’re excited to serve the Bardstown community in the great state of Kentucky that has always welcomed our restaurants with open arms,” said Jamie Hicks, an experienced Huddle House franchisee. “The franchise development team at Huddle House has consistently supported us along the development journey. Whether it was our first or seventh location, their real estate expertise, thorough training and willingness to answer all of our questions gave us such ease as we entered into franchising. Denise and I are proud to continue growing with Huddle House in the years to come.”
Based in Atlanta, the brand currently has more than 300 locations open or in development. Huddle House has earned a strong following across the country amongst multi-unit franchise operators due to its four-day part revenue stream and access to the $285 billion breakfast segment. In addition, the concept offers flexible formats for operators to develop from a choice of inline, endcap, retrofit and ground up designs all equipped for off-premise dining.
“Our team is honored to once again partner with Jamie and Denise, after more than a decade of close partnership. The couple’s dedication to Huddle House’s mission to serve good meals anywhere, anytime to their guests perfectly aligns with our brand’s core values,” said Peter Ortiz, chief development officer of Huddle House and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery. “The new location in Bardstown will be an integral step in our team’s strategic plan to continue expanding Huddle House’s reach into Kentucky, and we’re confident that this new community is in excellent hands with Jamie and Denise at the helm.”
Huddle House’s franchise concept is backed by a strong leadership team and is designed to attract entrepreneurs with a proven track record in the restaurant business, a close connection to their community and an interest in multi-unit ownership. In addition, the brand is looking to expand in targeted markets throughout the Southeast.
To learn more about Huddle House’s franchising opportunities, visit huddlehousefranchising.com.
About Huddle House
Committed to serving “Any Meal, Any Time,” Huddle House restaurants have become icons in the communities they serve throughout the country by “Bringing Friends and Family Together, Over Delicious Food, Served from the Heart”. The core values on which the brand was founded – serving freshly prepared, quality homestyle food in a warm, friendly environment that brings the community together – are as true today as they were when it was founded 57 years ago. Today, the brand has more than 300 locations open or in development. Named one of the Top 200+ Franchises by Franchise Times and ranked among Thrillist’s list of “Regional Breakfast Chains that Should Be Everywhere,” Huddle House continues to be adored in each of the markets it serves. Huddle House Inc. is an Ascent Hospitality Management brand.
To learn more about Huddle House franchise opportunities, visit huddlehousefranchising.com and for more information about the brand, visit the company website at huddlehouse.com.