Huddle House

At a Glance

Products & Services: Family-style diner

Number of Locations: 395

Total Investment: $620K - $1.4M

Founded: 1964

Began Franchising: 1966

About Huddle House

Huddle House started in Atlanta in the 1960s. The restaurants cater to travelers, with co-branded interstate locations at gas stations such as Exxon, BP, Citgo, Shell and Texaco. All franchises are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner at any time of day. Menus feature steaks, chicken, pork chops and seafood.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2012 382 0 0 13
2011 382 0 0 18
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Midwest, North Carolina, Northeast, Ohio, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $620,011 - $1,377,655
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.75%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee, $2,500 toward marketing
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $600,000
Liquid Cash Available: $300,000
40% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 24. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (60% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 7 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #225 (2013),