Thursday, May 2, 2013

Huddle House featured on RestaurantNews.com

Huddle House was recently featured on RestaurantNews.com for its new opening in Eagle Pass, Texas titled, "Comforting News: Huddle House opens in Eagle Pass." The press release discusses the 24-hour diner which is known for its 'Any Meal Any Time' offerings. Opening on April 29th, the new restaurant will add 60 jobs to the Eagle Pass area and fill a void that was previously missing from the community. 

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‘Comforting’ News: Huddle House Opens in Eagle Pass

'Comforting' News: Huddle House Opens in Eagle Pass
24-Hour Neighborhood Diner to Offer ‘Any Meal Any Time’ in Warm, Friendly Environment
'Comforting' News: Huddle House Opens in Eagle Pass
Eagle Pass, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Eagle Pass residents are about to experience the ultimate dose of Southern Hospitality. Huddle House, the 24-hour family-friendly restaurant chain celebrated for its comfort food, warm atmosphere and value pricing, opened its newest restaurant in Eagle Pass on April 29, 2013, featuring a refreshing new interior and exterior design.

Located at 2352 El Indio Highway, the Huddle House of Eagle Pass will feature full-service dining and an all-encompassing menu of classic breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites, including premium breakfast platters, waffles, delicious burgers, country fried steak, chicken sandwiches and much more. While the new Huddle House is priced like neighboring quick-service restaurant chains, guests can expect quality, freshly prepared meals…Any Meal, Any Time. (CONTINUE READING HERE

Friday, April 26, 2013

Huddle House Launches Fan of the Day

To celebrate the great customers that Huddle House has, the franchise has decided to launch its Fan of the Day contest to highlight all of those who support the company. Starting April 29, 2013 Huddle House will feature one fan for the day on its social media pages to say thank you for all of their support at the local level.

Each day, the Fan of the Day winner will receive a coupon for a free meal on the house along with a Huddle House prize pack. What's unique is that Huddle House is taking Fan of the Day beyond just Facebook and incorporating the hashtag #HuddleFanoftheDay so users across all platforms can partake in the contest.

Make sure you enter on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram today!


Friday, April 19, 2013

Huddle House featured in Calhoun Times


Huddle House was recently featured in the Calhoun Times where Calhoun Elementary held their very first Spirit Night fundraiser. With the help of teachers and staff memebers, the local community rallied together to help the local school raise funds. Focusing on community service, Huddle House has become quite the partner in small communities to help schools alike raise funds for all types of events. (Read full article here)

CES holds first Huddle House Spirit Night
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Calhoun Elementary School held its very first “Huddle House Spirit Night” on April 2nd and it was very successful, according to CES assistant principal Jason Hawkins. Staff members signed up and worked a shift during the event, and they did everything from greet guests, bus tables, and sweep floors to washing dishes and helping prepare the orders.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Huddle House featured in QSR Magazine

Atlanta-based Huddle House was featured this week in an article in QSR Magazine titled, "Huddle House puts on fresh face, readies for growth." The article was built from interviews with Huddle House CEO, Michael Abt and franchisee, Matt Flynn, who has been opening Huddle House locations in smaller markets throughout the Southeast.

The article features the tremendous growth the brand has been experiencing lately, with a two prong growth strategy by focusing on smaller communities and also it's focus on major franchisors like Pilot, Flying J and Kent Oil companies. By keeping to its roots focusing on the customer and community, people feel welcome at Huddle House and continue to return driving the growth of the brand.

To read the full article, click here.

Huddle House Puts on Fresh Face, Readies for Growth

By Mary Avant



The times are a changin' at family-dining chain Huddle House. With new CEO Michael Abt on board since October 2012, an updated design prototype, and a sharper focus on franchisee growth and profitability, the brand is ready to hit new heights in 2013 and beyond.
To ensure its success, Abt says the brand will continue its long-time focus on growth in small markets, which allows each operator to truly connect with the local community and get to know customers on a personal level.
"The importance of creating a community feel with our existing customers is something that’s not new to us," Abt says. "We feel that connecting with our local communities is very important, and most of our restaurant operators actually live in the communities where their restaurant operates. (To continue reading, click here)
http://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/huddle-house-puts-fresh-face-readies-growth 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Huddle House Appoints Veteran Franchise Attorney, Melissa Rothring, to General Counsel


March 13, 2013 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Huddle House CEO, Michael Abt, has announced the newest addition to his leadership team, Melissa Rothring, who will serve as General Counsel.
"Melissa’s franchise knowledge mixed with her experience in multi-brand  and QSR franchise brands made her the ideal for this position," Abt said. "Melissa joins our growing executive team with a wealth of experience, which we will rely upon to further advance our efforts and strategies."
As General Counsel for the 400-unit brand, Rothring will be responsible for the overall legal support and legal strategic planning for Huddle House, as well as maintaining legal continuity in franchising business analysis and management.
"Having worked for  brands, I have always been impressed with Huddle House’s growth and brand success," Rothring said. "I look forward to adding insight and strategies to continue to grow the Huddle House brand."
Prior to joining Huddle House, Rothring had a 19-year career which included leadership positions with several top franchise brands. Most recently she served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for GFG Management, LLC, an Atlanta-based, multi-brand retail and QSR franchisor/licensor of Great American Cookies, MaggieMoo’s, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzel Time, Pretzelmaker, Shoebox New York and The Athlete’s Foot. Prior to GFG, Rothring was Chief Legal Officer at Blimpie International, Inc. and an executive at Kahala Corp., each a multi-brand QSR licensor/franchisor.

About Huddle House, Inc

Huddle House, Inc., a full-service family restaurant chain, is well-known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time.” in communities around the country. The Huddle House menu has a wide variety of comfort  items and features signature Big House  and  platters, as well as favorites such as country fried steak with green beans and marinated grilled  with sweet potato fries. The core values on which Huddle House was founded in 1964 – serving quality food in a warm, friendly environment that brings the community together – remain intact today. Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves  lunch and dinner all day. In 2011, Huddle House implemented a new and fresh design with flexible seating so even larger groups can come and enjoy 'Our House'. The Atlanta-based, 400-unit franchise is located in 20 states, primarily in the Southeast, Central, Midwest and Southwest U.S. For more information, please call 1-800-418-9555 or visit www.huddlehouse.com.
SOURCE Huddle House, Inc

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Huddle House featured in Nation's Restaurant News

Huddle House was featured this week in Nation's Restaurant News (NRN) in an article titled, "Huddle House redesign spurs sales," which was built from an interview with Michael Abt, CEO.

The article discusses Huddle House’s new unit design and how it has helped with the sales for the brand. Michael Abt discussed how introducing new LTOs and the new build-out model have helped with the growth of the Huddle House brand. Abt further discussed the 26 new locations that Huddle House signed throughout their 2013 fiscal year. (Full Article)

 
Huddle House redesign spurs sales
Refreshed restaurants have seen sales increase upwards of 30 percent, CEO Michael Abt says
Mar. 13, 2013
Huddle House is redesigning its restaurants with a signature tower entrance, plush seating and contemporary colors, and the efforts are already paying off.
“Most importantly, our customers are responding through increased visits,” said Huddle House chief executive Michael Abt. “The new design helps to promote stronger value to our customer.”
Redesigned units have seen sales increase 30 percent or more.
When Abt took over the top position at the Atlanta-based family-dining chain in October, he said he knew the brand was ripe for growth. By April 30, the end of the company’s 2013 fiscal year, Huddle House will have signed 26 new locations...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Huddle House Featured in The Anniston Star

Huddle House was recently featured in The Anniston Star in an article titled, "Fundraiser held for Ohatchee High School." The article discusses the fundraiser that the local Huddle House restaurant in Alexandria held to benefit the athletic department of Ohatchee High School.

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Huddle House franchisees Bobby and Chasta Shuler along with Ohatchee High School principal bobby Tittle and his ‘celebrity’ servers. Photo: Bill Miller Photography/Special to The Star
 Huddle House franchisees Bobby and Chasta Shuler along with Ohatchee High School principal bobby Tittle and his ‘celebrity’ servers. Photo: Bill Miller Photography/Special to The Star


The Huddle House in Alexandria held a fundraiser Feb. 20 to raise funds to benefit the athletic department at Ohatchee High School to help remodel and refurbish the weight room... (Click for full article)