Huddle House

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Huddle House
Industry casual dining restaurant, fast food
Founded 1964
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Number of locations
401 (2017)
Area served
Primarily the southeast United States.
Products food service
Owner Sentinel Capital Partners

Huddle House is an American chain of 24-hour diner-style restaurants with over 360 locations in 24 states, primarily found in the Southern United States. The chain was started in 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. Its competitors include, Waffle House, IHOP, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, and Bob Evans.


Huddle House opened its first 24-hour restaurant in April 1964 in Decatur, Georgia.

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]

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