Huddle House, Inc. has made a strategic purchase of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, the storied and iconic chain with approximately 342 locations, which has become a staple in communities throughout the United States and Canada.
While the terms of the purchase were not disclosed, the transaction is expected to close on October 21, 2019. The Huddle House Executive Leadership team will manage Perkins out of its Atlanta headquarters, running each of the concepts as separate brands, yet leveraging resources and proven strategies to build efficiencies. There are no plans to convert any existing units to Huddle House restaurants or vice versa.
“Strategically, this is a very good fit. Both Huddle House and Perkins are breakfast-first concepts and we pride ourselves on our ability to bring families together through remarkable food and homestyle meals,” said Huddle House’s CEO Michael Abt, who will be the top executive of both brands. “This acquisition is by careful design and calculation, as the brands fit well together serving complementary markets but supported by similar resources.”
Combining Huddle House and Perkins results in more than 700 locations open or under development between the two brands that generate collectively over $800 million in sales. The Huddle House Executive Leadership team has reaffirmed its devotion to providing the proper resources and support for the unified organization at every level – for franchises across each system and to all company-owned units.