A Franchise Opportunity
Huddle House Vs. Waffle House
Whats the Difference in Cost for Opening a Huddle House versus an Waffle House Fast Casual Restaurant?
Although both Huddle House and Waffle House are fast casual restaurants, only one offers franchise investment opportunities. Huddle House has been successfully franchising for over 50 years. And at this time, Waffle House does not offer investors the opportunity to franchise their brand. See details below in our comparison of costs.
If you’ve thought about buying your own breakfast franchise, chances are one of the first brands that came to mind was Waffle House. There’s just one problem: Waffle House franchises aren’t available! The privately-owned company offers stock option grants to its associates, so if you ever want to claim ownership of a Waffle House, you’ll need to go apply for a job there first.
There’s a lot of talk about Waffle House whenever our name comes up, but Huddle House is a very different kind of restaurant. Huddle House provides a place in the community for people who want a good, sit-down meal that isn’t fast food. In the small-town markets where we’ve long shined, the competition isn’t as tight, and that makes it easier to get to know our customers. In the larger urban markets where we’re now expanding, Huddle House becomes that community gathering place that reminds customers of home.
There's No Competition
We Are The Right Investment for You
Reasons to consider our restaurant franchise opportunity
Looking for the right investment opportunity? Consider the following:
- In the franchising industry, food rules -- more than half of America’s franchises have something to do with food.
- Huddle House was one of the first diner franchise concepts, and it’s one of the longest-lasting.
- We now have more than 400 locations nationwide, which gives us enough momentum to keep growing without flooding the market and pitting franchisees against one another.
- For investors interested in purchasing multiple units, we also offer financial incentives.
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: © 2019 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.