Huddle House


With James O'Reilly taking the helm, Perkins and Huddle House are updating their stories

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


Smokey Bones' James O'Reilly named CEO of Huddle House and Perkins parent

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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