Four years and three franchises later, Brandon Standiford and his father-in-law, Terry Wingfield, are bringing Huddle House to their hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. The restaurant will open early next year at 3248 Mount Moriah Drive.
Standiford, who lives in Owensboro with his wife, Kristy, and 3-year-old son, Lincoln, owns Huddle House restaurants in Central City, Scottsville, and Leitchfield, Kentucky.
“Owensboro kept calling and we finally answered,” Standiford says. “This will be a great opportunity to be able to serve my community while continuing to grow within the Huddle House system, and I’m looking forward to giving back to Owensboro in the best way I know how.”
A former teacher and head football coach who wanted a way to spend more quality time with his family, Standiford opened his first restaurant in 2012 in Central City and has opened a new location each year since.
This is not the first time Standiford and Wingfield have partnered in business. Wingfield, a 30-year veteran of the hotel industry, and Standiford recently acquired the Country Inn and Suites in Owensboro and are in the process of making it the fourth Wingfield Inn and Suites Hotel in Kentucky.
“There is something really special about opening a business in your own community,” adds Christina Chambers, vice president of Franchise Development for Huddle House. “Brandon has a strong record of success in his other markets and we expect a tremendous response in his own hometown.”
Typically open 24 hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. This unique offering recently placed Huddle House on Small Business Trends’ list of 20 Unique Restaurant Opportunities for Foodie Business Operators. 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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