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Huddle House

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After 13 years and 2 bankruptcies, Perkins and Marie Callender’s split up

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.

Financing

Huddle House agrees to buy Perkins for $51.5M

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.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

Yelp reviews in the bathroom. Resourceful employees. A super-sustainable Applebee’s. And no more rare burgers in London. A well-done Week In Ideas awaits.

Although trendy new breakfast-and-lunch-only eateries continue to pop up, they’ve yet to top legacy brands for consumers’ overall favorite family-style restaurants.

It plans to launch 100 additional units in the next five years

In 2007, John Kregel, a pig farmer in Garnerville, Iowa, built group housing—also known as large pens—to accommodate 3,000 of his 9,000 sows; the other 6,000 remain in gestation stalls. He feels the stalls are better for the pigs in winter but his sows are adapting well to the pens.

While some of the legacy brands (such as IHOP and Bob Evans) saw declines, Technomic Chief Insights Officer Darren Tristano expects breakfast-and-lunch concepts to keep growing.

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