Huddle House


For Top 500 family-dining chains, it's back to the future

The segment's old guard is striving to amp up its traditional strength of providing value, but with more relevant and higher-quality menu options.


Christmas is the busiest day of the year for Huddle House

After unwrapping presents and getting out of PJs, families come for big breakfasts and homestyle meals at the chain’s locations, which traditionally stay open on Dec. 25.

The new CEO says sharpening the brand positions of the venerable family-dining chains is a top priority.

The former Long John Silver's CEO will be responsible for growing the two family-dining chains while scouting for acquisitions.

Using his family’s palate for inspiration, Kirk Biondi creates new flavor profiles for old favorites.

The franchise veteran previously helped to expand Qdoba, Moe's and Potbelly.

The smaller Marie Callender’s was sold for $1.75 million as part of the breakup. RB’s The Bottom Line examines why the price was so low.

The purchase will create a family restaurant empire extending to 700 locations and $800 million in annual sales.

Operators are keeping an eye on food costs and the possible effects on consumer spending.

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