One of America’s largest full-service family concepts, Huddle House, has announced that it plans to spread its charming small-town hospitality by opening a new location in the Athens community.
“After searching for the next ideal location to open a new Huddle House restaurant, Athens’ tight-knit community atmosphere and eagerness for local business development perfectly aligned with our goals,” says Peter Ortiz, Chief Development Officer. “Huddle House’s famous all-day breakfast offerings allows investors to access the lucrative $285 billion dining segment, offering a delicious opportunity for multi-unit operators across Alabama. We are excited to find a partner in Athens who is ready to help share the joys of our homecooked comfort food with the community.”
Located in Limestone County and only miles away from the Tennessee River, Athens is known for being a crossroad community for industrial transportation needs. The city is a prime high-traffic spot for tourists and families, being located near Interstate 65 and a number of railroad lines as well. With its classic Southern character, the community of 21,897 remains connected.
Huddle House franchisees in Athens have the opportunity to perfectly fit the concept’s footprint to their real-estate needs with flexible buildout options including inline, endcap, retrofit and ground-up models. Operators can also easily choose a format that integrates carry-out windows and patio seating, seamlessly incorporating options for off-premise dining.
“For those looking to provide round-the-clock dining options for both families and out-of-town visitors, Huddle House offers a solid opportunity for potential franchisees in the Athens area,” adds Ortiz. “Additionally, local entrepreneurs will be able to save substantial time as our real estate team has already begun to search for an ideal preliminary site location.”
With extensive support provided from the start, franchise investors can tap into the breakfast demand at any time of the day (70 percent of Huddle House sales come from breakfast items, which tend to have the largest margins), and leverage the concept’s established third-party delivery partnerships that are proven to drive higher sales. With momentum on its side, Huddle House has become a highly coveted franchise investment for skilled operators.
Tailored to franchisees who are looking to engrain themselves into their community or diversify investments by expanding their portfolios into the full-service restaurant industry, the Huddle House franchise model provides structure and scalability.