Leadership

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. As a long-time restaurant operator, he understandswhat’s required to operate a successful restaurant and works closely with franchise partners to continually evolve the brand and maintain a competitive position. He and his team are focused on executing the brand vision: “To be small town America’s family dining choice”. His organization is centered on providing outstanding franchise partner supportin order to consistently deliver a memorable experience for Huddle House guests and boost profitability

Tom Cossuto

Chief Financial Officer

Tom, who joined Huddle House in 2005, oversees all aspects of Finance and Information Technology. He has over 30 years of experience managing Finance and IT in a diverse set of companies, including 15-plus years in the restaurant industry with such brands as Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell. Cossuto and his wife, Maeve, have three children and live in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Alison Glenn Delaney

Chief Marketing Officer

Alison has over 30 years of experience in building restaurant brands with companies including T.G.I. Friday’s, Marie Callender’s, Ruby Tuesday and Ponderosa. She is responsible for reinforcing, both through our menu and our messaging, that Huddle House is the hometown diner for people who want to relax and catch up over breakfast, lunch, dinner or later, no matter what the occasion.

Christina Chambers

SVP of Franchise Development

Christina came on board in 2015 as Vice President of Franchise Development. She began her career in franchise development more than 15 years ago and has played an integral role in growing multiple national food and service brands, including Great Wraps, Quizno’s Subs, and QSR brands of GFG Management LLC. As a franchise partner herself with Great American Cookies, Chambers brings a unique perspective and level of understanding to new and existing franchisees.

Troy Tracy

Chief Operating Officer

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. He and his wife, Pamela, have one child and live in Kennesaw Georgia.

Melissa Rothring

EVP & General Counsel

Melissa joined the Huddle House team in 2013 and serves as General Counsel and Executive Vice President to Huddle House, Inc. She has over 20 years of experience in franchising business analysis and management, focusing on financial and legal management initiatives with a concentration on effective branding and operational strategies. Rothring previously held executive leadership positions for GFG Management LLC, whose holdings include Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery and Maggie Moo’s; and Kahala Corp., whose holdings include Blimpie, Pinkberry and Cold Stone Creamery.

Nathan Ballard

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Nathan oversees all food, supply and smallware distribution from the HHI Customer Support Center. He is a 20-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.