Huddle House

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Huddle House
Industrycasual dining restaurant, fast food
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Number of locations
349 (2018)
Area served
Primarily the southeast United States.
Productsfood service, waffles, breakfast, lunch, dinner
OwnerSentinel Capital Partners

Huddle House, Inc. is a casual dining and fast food chain in the United States. The brand has more than 400 restaurants open or under development across 24 states with a concentration in the southeast United States.[citation needed]


The chain was started in April 1964 in Decatur, Georgia by John Sparks, with the goal of providing a 24-hour eatery. It is named after the act of huddling in football. The original Huddle House in Decatur was established to give fans a place to eat after "the big game" on Friday nights.

In 2006, Huddle House was acquired by Allied Capital.[1] In 2009, Ares Capital acquired Allied Capital.[2] In 2012, Ares sold Huddle House to Sentinel Capital Partners.


Huddle House has locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.[3]


  1. ^ Allied Capital puts $124M into Huddle House buyout
  2. ^ Ares Capital Buys Allied in Consolidation Push
  3. ^ "Find a restaurant - Search by state, city or zip code". Huddle House. Retrieved 2015-08-25.

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