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Great support for a grand opening

Get started on the right foot: Here’s the support you can expect when you open your Huddle House diner franchise

In the restaurant business, there may be no better predictor of how your business will go than the grand opening. Those first few weeks after opening tend to be the busiest, and it’s vital to be prepared. At Huddle House, having been in operation for more than half a century, we understand this better than anyone. That’s why we offer such extensive pre-opening and grand opening support to our diner franchise owners.

An exterior of a Huddle House restaurant on a sunny day.
As a franchise investor, you can rest assured that Huddle House provides extensive pre-opening and grand opening support.

Before your opening

Huddle House’s pre-opening support is extensive: full real estate selection and negotiation support, a dedicated construction manager to work with you throughout the building process, and up to 40 days of training, both in classroom and at an operating restaurant, for you and two of your designated managers, or three of your designated managers if you won’t be involved in day-to-day operations. You’ll also receive two to three weeks of pre-opening and post-opening assistance in your restaurant.

When Neil Mistry was looking to add a family restaurant franchise to property adjacent to his hotel, a Quality Inn by Choice Hotels franchise in Sweetwater, TN, the grand opening support was part of the draw.

“The soft opening we did was phenomenal,” says Mistry. “We had a very good response from the local community, and we also had a good response from Huddle House corporate,” Mistry says.

Record growth

We’ve been growing our diner franchise nationwide and currently have more than 400 locations open or in development. That growth is thanks, in part, to our stellar support systems and strong franchisor-franchisee relationships.

“We’ve proven ourselves to be a winning concept on several levels – for our guests, the communities we serve and our franchise partners,” says Senior Vice President of Franchise Development Christina Chambers. “The last two years broke new records for our brand and we look forward to continuing that pace in the year to come as we welcome more entrepreneurs and communities into the Huddle House family.”

Learn more about Huddle House

To learn more about our diner franchise opportunity, including startup costs and the average earnings for our franchisees, please fill out the form on this page. You’ll receive your own password to access the Huddle House Franchise Information Center, where you can review our financial information, read Q&As with longtime franchisees, review tutorials for first-time franchise buyers and more.