The steps to opening a restaurant with Huddle House will vary depending on what type of franchise model you’d like to open. In fact, Huddle House gives our franchisees lots of room to customize the type of franchise they want. Whether you’re looking to build up a new location on property you own or simply lease an existing space, there are lots of options to choose from.
Co-Branding with Businesses Like Hotels and Truck Stops
We’ve found that Huddle House restaurants are a great fit when combined with hotels and truck stops. Why? These are places that are likely stops for travelers who need some time to unwind before they hit the road again. The key steps to opening a restaurant in these spaces include:
- Finding a suitable location
- Coming to agreeable terms on a lease
- Building out the kitchen and seating area
- Finding the right staff
Building Up a New Restaurant on Land You Own
We encourage our franchisees to purchase land (with our guidance) and build up new, freestanding locations when it’s possible. We’ve found that in some cases, this allows our franchisees more freedom than they’d enjoy if they simply leased an existing space. It also allows us to design a brand-new locations to our exact specifications. A few steps to opening a restaurant this way include:
- Working with us to find a great location
- Carefully reviewing the costs to ensure it will be viable
- Constructing a new Huddle House restaurant
- Building out and furnishing the interior
- Spreading the word about your new restaurant
Purchasing an Existing Huddle House Franchise
This is a great option because purchasing an existing Huddle House franchise can be a lot simpler than opening a new location. These restaurants are already well-established and have a customer base, so it can be as simple as the ownership changing hands. Key steps in this process involve:
- Finding a suitable franchise in your area that’s up for sale
- Reviewing the financials and what you should expect to invest
- Finalizing the agreement
- Taking on the role of franchisee for the location
At Huddle House, we’re always doing demographic research to identify the best places to open new restaurants. One of the most important steps to opening a restaurant is ensuring that it’s in an ideal location with lots of prospective customers. When you contact us, we’ll let you know about the potential for opening a new Huddle House in your territory. We’ll also work with you to identify the concept that would work best in your area. We’re dedicated to make the process of getting started as easy as possible for our franchisees, and we’ll walk you through each of the stages with expert care.
Want to learn more about the steps to opening a restaurant with Huddle House? Contact us today for more information.