How We Stack Up
Huddle House Vs. iHOP
Whats the Difference in Cost for Franchising a Huddle House versus an IHOP Fast Casual Restaurant?
Although both restaurants offer franchise opportunities, the investment numbers do vary. Both brands require a liquid capital of $200,000 and a minimum network of $600,000. The Huddle House franchise fee is $35,000, whereas the IHOP franchise fee is $50,000. The bigger variance in cost shows in the total investment estimates from their respective FDDs. See details below in our comparison of costs.
People often associate us with IHOP because we’re both well-known for serving breakfast all day, but we are a different kind of restaurant. We provide a place in the community for people who want a home-style meal at any time of the day or night. In small-town markets where we’re traditionally rooted, our franchisees build strong relationships with their guests. In larger markets where we’re now expanding, we have become a valuable community gathering place.
The atmosphere is so welcoming and the prices are so affordable, that many of our guests visit multiple times a day and often tell us, “We’re so glad you’re here.”
Here’s how We stack up vs. iHop:
|Liquid capital required||$200,000||$200,000|
|Minimum net worth||$600,000||$600,000|
|Total investment||$519,935 to $1,338,075 (this range applies when you lease your land and building)||$639,000 to $2,834,000|
*Source - IHOP.com
5 Reasons to Consider a Huddle House Franchise
Real Southern Hospitality
Our franchisees get involved in their communities, and they get to know their customers by name. Even non-regulars can count on a friendly greeting the moment they walk in the door of any Huddle House, anywhere. Why? Because we care about our customers. We want them to have a wonderful meal at a place where they feel welcome anytime, whether they’re in for a quick cup of coffee or a leisurely supper. The reason we exist is to serve our customers, and we make their happiness our priority.
Any Meal. Any Time.
You’ll see the words “Any Meal. Any Time.” prominently displayed on our menu and the walls of our diner franchises. Why should people be held hostage by a restaurant’s arbitrary mealtime cutoffs? If a customer wants a breakfast sandwich at 10:35 a.m., they should be able to get it! If they want any meal, for that matter — a chicken-fried steak at 4:30 in the morning, a club sandwich with fries at 8:00 a.m. or a Western omelet at 6:30 p.m. — Huddle House has them covered.
Fits Your Home Town Market
We have long specialized in places where other family dining franchises feared to go, with our sweet spot being communities of 10,000 or less. We become the hub of a small town that desperately wants — and needs — a gathering place. It turns out that larger, more metropolitan areas crave those same gathering spaces in their neighborhoods, too. Huddle House has been successfully expanding into more densely populated urban markets like New York and New Jersey. The bottom line is, Huddle House will work in any size market.
The Franchise That NEVER Sleeps
Whether people live in a town where they roll up the sidewalks at 9:00 p.m. or in a city that never sleeps, the only options for night owls, college students, and night-shift workers are greasy fast food joints or crowded, trendy restaurants. When Huddle House comes to town, that changes, because the vast majority of our pancake houses are open 24 hours a day – giving everyone in town access to a hearty, home-style meal anytime.
The Great Value Proposition
At Huddle House, we’re proud of our unique value proposition. Our fryers allow us to offer many options — like fried shrimp, onion rings, and french fries — that many breakfast franchises don’t. Our menus are loaded with meals that cost less than $8, $6, even $5. Huddle House counts on repeat business to drive revenues, and our low prices allow us to stay competitive against similar businesses like IHOP franchises.
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Disclaimer: © 2022 Huddle House, Inc. This does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Certain states require that we register the FDD in those states. This communication is not directed by us to residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the FDD to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.