Restaurant and franchise veteran Jarrod Brooks has joined Huddle House as Director of Franchise Development to support the aggressive expansion of the iconic brand known for serving “Any Meal, Any Time.”

Brooks brings 18 years of franchise and restaurant development experience to the position, including leadership positions with such high profile brands as Quiznos Sub and early lifecycle brands such as tre’za, You’ve Got Maids and ZAGG.

As Director of Franchise Operations and Development for Quiznos, Brooks helped the franchise brand grow from 400 stores to more than 5,000 nationwide in 10 years, averaging 460 new locations per year. Following his tenure with Quiznos, Brooks helped pioneer concept design, franchise sales and operations strategies at multiple emerging franchisors. Brooks is also a former multi-unit franchisee for Quiznos.

“Jarrod’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will have an immediate impact on our growth as we continue to expand the brand throughout the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest,” says Vice President of Franchise Development Christina Chambers. “His experience as a multi-unit franchisee gives him a unique insight that will be invaluable in marketing the Huddle House franchise opportunity.”

Brooks joins Huddle House as the iconic breakfast-focused franchise has more than 400 restaurants open or under development and has announced plans to significantly accelerate its unit growth over the next three to five years.

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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