About Our Southern Restaurant Franchise

Reasons to Join the Winning Team

01 Flexible Business Models
02 Our Playbook Strategy
03 Strong Community Brand

How We Have Consistently Grown…

...By Serving the Community
…With Strong Economics
…Long Tested Business Models

Iconic Since 1964

Huddle House is Incorporated as a Georgia corporation on April 22, 1964 1964

Huddle House is Incorporated as a Georgia corporation on April 22, 1964

Huddle House starts offering franchises 1966

Huddle House starts offering franchises

Huddle House Opens R&D Center 2007

Huddle House Opens R&D Center

Michael Abt joins HH as the Director and CEO 2012

Michael Abt joins HH as the Director and CEO

Huddle House Celebrates 50th Year in Business 2016

Huddle House Celebrates 50th Year in Business

Meet the Team

Michael Abt • Chief Executive Officer

Michael is an industry veteran with extensive experience growing brands. He was a senior vice president with Arby’s, responsible for more than 1000 restaurants, before joining Huddle House as CEO in 2012. In October 2019, Michael led the acquisition of the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery brand and formed Ascent Hospitality Management, a company...

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Alison Glenn Delaney • Chief Brand Officer

Alison brings over 30 years of experience in building restaurant brands with companies including T.G.I. Friday’s, Ruby Tuesday, Church’s Chicken, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, and Taco Cabana. She has been involved with Perkins Restaurants & Bakery since its acquisition in 2019, and as Chief Brand Officer oversees Marketing, Menu Development, Publ...

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Troy Tracy • Brand President

Troy joined Huddle House in 2013 with over 15 years of multi-unit leadership in corporate operations in brands including Captain D’s and Pizza Hut, franchise support and as a franchise partner for both McAlister’s Deli and Arby’s Restaurant Group. Tracy oversees systemwide corporate and franchise field operations for Huddle House and was re...

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Nathan Ballard • Chief Supply Chain Officer

Nathan oversees all food, supply and smallware distribution from the Ascent Distribution Center.  He is a 20-plus-year veteran of the distribution industry who joined Huddle House in 2004. Previously, Ballard served in Transportation Management roles at industry leaders A&P Supermarkets and GAF Materials Corp.

Ron DiNella • Chief Financial Officer

Ron DiNella has over 25 years in restaurant financial management. He is a proven leader in his field with a vast knowledge and expertise in the area of strategic growth planning, profit enhancement, mergers and acquisitions, as well as business planning and analysis. Prior to joining Huddle House, Ron was the CFO for Don B’s Fresh Kitchen. ...

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Peter Ortiz • Chief Development Officer

Peter Ortiz is an accomplished restaurant industry executive with an impressive track record of building successful franchise growth programs for notable brands such as QDOBA, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and FOCUS Brands. Throughout his eight years serving as the Vice President of Franchise Development and Recruitment at FOCUS Brands, Ortiz’s sa...

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Robert Hess • Chief Information Officer  

Robert is the Chief Information Officer for Ascent Hospitality Management. Most recently, Robert served as the Executive Consultant to Huddle House & Perkins and prior to that served as Chief Information Officer for the Perkins brand since 2015. Robert brings a 35-year track record of success with deep understanding of the role of informati...

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Melissa Rothring • Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Melissa joined the Huddle House team in 2013 and serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Ascent Hospitality Management. She has nearly 30 years of experience in franchising business analysis and management, focusing on financial and legal management initiatives with a concentration on effective branding and operational st...

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Disclaimer: © 2022 Huddle House, Inc. This does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Certain states require that we register the FDD in those states. This communication is not directed by us to residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the FDD to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.