Huddle House was founded in 1964 by John Sparks. Having already opened a few restaurants under various names, he
needed a great name for his restaurant chain. One evening in Decatur, Georgia, he saw a boy meeting friends after
football practice holding his helmet in one hand and a football in the other. It looked as if the group were "huddled up"
talking and laughing together. It was at that moment he decided that Huddle House
was the perfect name for the restaurant chain and it would be the place where folks would gather, or "huddle up,"
for great food and good times after Friday night football games. So, with its new name,
Sparks continued to successfully build the HUDDLE HOUSE brand for many years by adhering
to his core values of providing great service and serving quality food cooked-to-order so it's always fresh, hot
and delicious. When Sparks passed away in 1978, his wife, Pauline, took the helm until Huddle House was sold to
a private firm in 1994.
Although Sparks' passion to serve quality food in a warm, friendly environment that brings folks together
remains intact, much has changed since the first Huddle House opened its doors. New restaurants feature a look
that's bright, colorful and reminiscent of America’s classic neighborhood diners. The menu has grown to include
a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees that take their place beside the "House" classic favorites.
Huddle House is proud to have served guests "Any Meal. Any Time." for over 45 years and looks
forward to serving you for many years to come.
Huddle House Thru The Years