Atlanta, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Christmas Day is traditionally a time for relaxing, reconnecting or just enjoying being with family and friends, and in many parts of the country that tradition increasingly includes a trip to a Huddle House restaurant.
Christmas Day sales at Huddle House are typically more than 75 percent higher than a normal day, and have been growing every year.
“Christmas Day has long been our single busiest day of the year,” said Michael Abt, CEO of Huddle House, which has well over 400 restaurants open or under development in 21 states. “Whether it is families looking to get out of the house, travelers looking for a warm, home cooked meal while on the road, or folks who simply would rather leave the cooking to someone else on Christmas Day, a visit to Huddle House is becoming a holiday tradition for a lot of people.”
In Northern Alabama, for example, franchisee Alan Renfroe is gearing up for another big Christmas Day at his multiple locations and he says he has no problem finding enough elves to take care of his customers, especially since they know they’ll find a little extra in their stocking at the end of the day.
“It’s becoming a tradition for us,” Renfroe said. “We close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve for our staff to spend time with their families, and we reopen at 6 a.m. on Christmas Day. Employees get paid double to work Christmas Day but they also really enjoy spending Christmas with their Huddle House family and our guests.”
About Huddle House
Founded in 1964, Huddle House is celebrating more than five decades as a full-service family restaurant known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time”. Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day and all night. Our menu features Southern-inspired home-style food, including signature Big House breakfasts, crispy hash browns, creamy grits, golden waffles and fluffy omelets, all made to order. Other favorites include Big Bold Burgers, Big House sandwich platters, and a variety of home-style dinners like country fried steak with green beans and marinated grilled chicken with sweet potato fries. The core values on which Huddle House was founded – serving freshly prepared, quality home-style food in a warm friendly environment by servers who deliver the personal service that brings the community together – are as true today as they were more than 50 years ago.
More information about Huddle House franchise opportunities is available at huddlehousefranchising.com or by calling 1-800-868-5700.