Huddle House was founded in 1964, in Decatur, Georgia, as a place for folks to gather — or "huddle up" — for great food and good times after Friday night football games. The founder, John Sparks, established the restaurant's core values of serving quality food in a warm, friendly environment. Those values remain intact, though the company continues to evolve with the times. The menu includes a variety, not only of great breakfast items, but of lunch and dinner entrees as well, all of which take their place beside favorite "House" classics. Rooted in the South, the company is now franchised — with over 400 locations either open or in development, and many of which are open 24-hours.
"Our mission is bringing friends and family together over delicious food, served from the heart," states Alison Glenn Delaney, Chief Marketing Officer. "Huddle House has a neighborhood feel. Our owners and their team members develop close relationships with their guests. In many towns, Huddle House is really the meeting place, the gathering place where friends and families catch up and socialize."
The restaurant's service philosophy fosters the personal touch that keeps customers coming back year after year. "Whenever we talk with our customers about their Huddle House experience, the first impressions they mention always have to do with the servers," explains Glenn Delaney. "Many of our restaurants are the cornerstone of the community, and sometimes two generations of servers from the same family work there. They know their regular customers. We have a lot of people that come in three to four times a week, or even every day! So the servers get to know them. It doesn't take too many visits before they are asking them about their kids or grandkids. There is a unique relationship built between the guest and the server here."