College Station, Texas, is known as the home of the Texas A&M Aggies and soon it will be home to a new Huddle House restaurant thanks to the signing of a new franchisee agreement by Southeast Texas businessman Robert Campbell.
A veteran of the oil and gas industry who lives in Groves, Texas, Campbell was looking for a business he could call his own when he was introduced to Huddle House at a Houston franchise show. After visiting a restaurant, he was hooked.
“I knew I had found the business I wanted to open,” says Campbell.
He reached out to a close friend and Ph.D. graduate from Texas A&M who recommended he consider opening the restaurant in College Station, which does not have a Huddle House.
Even though he has no prior restaurant ownership experience, Campbell said that the Huddle House system will make for an easy transition.
“The expertise they offer in areas ranging from real estate to marketing as well as their training programs is everything I will need to get me off to a strong start,” he says.
Huddle House now has well over 400 restaurants open or under development in 21 states, including 26 locations in Texas. The new restaurant will be the first location for College Station and also will be Campbell’s first restaurant.
A population that has topped 100,000 and A&M’s student population of almost 60,000 makes College Station an ideal location for Huddle House, says Christina Chambers, vice president of franchise development.
“College Station is one of those unique communities that has a large and growing population but still has a strong sense of community,” Chambers adds. “We believe Huddle House will quickly become a special destination for students and faculty, local residents of the town, as well as the thousands of visitors that travel to College Station each year.”
Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. The menu offers a mix of Southern inspired comfort food, including signature Big House breakfasts, crispy hash browns, creamy grits, golden waffles, and fluffy omelets, all made to order. Other favorites include Big Bold Burgers, Big House sandwich platters, country fried steak with green beans, and marinated grilled chicken with sweet potato fries.
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