Michael Abt chosen by readers for outstanding leadership.
The Nation’s Restaurant News Reader Picks list of the most influential leaders in the foodservice industry for 2016 includes our very own CEO Michael Abt.
As part of the industry trade publication’s Power List issue, now in its third year, the prestigious honor is a definitive list of industry leaders who are not only setting trends today, but also shaping them for tomorrow.
“This is a huge honor not only for myself but for the entire team at Huddle House,” Michael says. “Together we have spearheaded an incredible brand evolution and an exciting growth vehicle in casual dining that continues to exceed expectations.
We have a strong, dedicated corporate team at Huddle House. Demand for our franchise opportunity continues to grow, and we would not be where we are today without everyone’s hard work and love for this organization.”
Michael has been leading our iconic, 24-hour breakfast franchise into this exciting phase since 2012. Under his leadership, we’ve launched a system-wide remodeling campaign for older locations, and consumer devotion to our Southern-inspired menu is stronger than ever. We’ve branched out into new states, increased same-store sales and set franchise development records for further expansion.
Currently, Huddle House has over 400 restaurants open or under development in 21 states.
Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. Our menu offers a mix of Southern-inspired comfort food, including our signature Big House breakfasts, crispy hash browns, creamy grits, golden waffles and fluffy omelets, all made to order. Other favorites include Big Bold Burgers, Big House sandwich platters, country fried steak with green beans and marinated grilled chicken with sweet potato fries.
The core values on which our franchise was founded – serving freshly prepared, quality home-style food in a warm friendly environment that brings the community together – are as true today as they were more than 50 years ago.