Ahmaad Sowwan, who owns a Huddle House franchise in St. Pauls, N.C., was looking for an opportunity to expand his business into new markets and he has found that opportunity in Florence, S.C. The 33-year-old business man, who also owns a couple of Dairy Queen restaurants, is the new owner of the Florence Huddle House at 400 Pamplico Highway.
The restaurant was previously a corporate-owned location but when the location was made available for franchising, Sowwan jumped at the chance.
“It was a personal goal to expand my business across state lines and into South Carolina,” said Sowwan. “Florence is an area with a strong sense of community, and the restaurant already has a strong and loyal customer base. I look forward to becoming more involved with the community and continuing to provide the great food and southern hospitality everyone has come to expect.”
This is Sowwan’s second acquisition of a Huddle House restaurant. He purchased the St. Pauls, N.C. location from the previous franchisee after he retired. His two Dairy Queen restaurants are in Lumberton and Fayetteville, N.C.
Sowwan has a long track record of success as a restaurant owner. His Huddle House location in St. Pauls ranks among the top locations in sales each year.
“Although the Florence Huddle House has been operating for a number of years, Ahmad’s hands-on ownership and involvement in the community will make dining at Huddle House even more special for local residents as well as visitors to the Florence area,” said Cassidy Ford, Franchise Development Manager for Huddle House.
Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. The menu features Southern-inspired home-style 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, and a variety of home-style dinners like country fried steak with green beans and marinated grilled chicken with sweet potato fries.
The core values on which Huddle House was founded – serving freshly prepared, quality home-style food in a warm friendly environment that brings the community together – are as true today as they were more than 50 years ago.
More information about Huddle House franchise opportunities is available at huddlehousefranchising.com or by calling 1-800-640-7125.