Atlanta, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Huddle House today announced that franchise sales veteran Christina Chambers has been named Vice President of Franchise Development to direct the company’s growth and development.
Chambers brings more than 14 years of franchise sales experience to the position, including leadership positions with Global Franchise Group, Quiznos Sub Sandwich Restaurants and Great Wraps, Inc., among other high profile franchise brands.
Most recently, Chambers served as Director of Franchise Development for Brightway Insurance, where her sales processes and lead generation strategies resulted in a 266 percent year-to-year increase in lead flow. In addition, Chambers reduced average closing time on deals from more than 180 days to 70, and managed the development of the marketing materials, broker programs and the company’s online marketing presence.
Prior to her tenure at Brightway Insurance, Chambers served as Director of Franchise Development for Global Franchise Group (Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker and Marble Slab Creamery), Director of Franchise Development for Velocity Sports Performance, Director of Franchise Sales for Quiznos’ southeastern region and Director of Franchise Development for Great Wraps, Inc. She also has held leadership positions with Vertafore, Inc./ImageRight and Peachtree Data.
In addition, Chambers and her husband, Ken, own a Great American Cookies franchise in Dunwoody, GA.
“I am thrilled to join the Huddle House team at this exciting time in the company’s history,” Chambers said. “Huddle House is an iconic brand within both franchising and the restaurant industry and is remarkably positioned for tremendous growth.”
Chambers comes on board as Huddle House, with more than 400 restaurants open or under development, is aggressively expanding with plans to open an additional 100 restaurants over the next three years. The growth will be accomplished primarily through franchising by both single-unit and multi-unit investors in a range of market sizes, including urban areas, small towns, travel centers and convenience sites.
“Christina is a dynamic franchise leader with a history of successfully growing some of the most well-known brands,” said Huddle House CEO Michael Abt. “She has a deep understanding of franchising and is passionate about the opportunities it creates for small business owners. We expect her to play a lead role in taking Huddle House to the next level of growth.”
Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. The menu offers a mix of Southern inspired comfort food, including signature Big House breakfasts, crispy hash browns, creamy grits, golden waffles and fluffy omelets, all made to order. Other favorites include Big Bold Burgers, Big House sandwich platters, country fried steak with green beans and marinated grilled chicken with sweet potato fries.
More information about Huddle House franchise opportunities is available at huddlehousefranchising.com or by calling 1-800-868-5700.