Village Inn Begins 2014 with 12 New Franchise Agreements

Village Inn Begins 2014 with 12 New Franchise Agreements

Village Inn, the family-dining brand known for serving quality breakfast all day and The Best Pie in America, is revving up its franchising efforts in 2014 beginning with the announcement that six different Village Inn franchise partners have committed to opening 12 new restaurants. Three of these have already opened this year in Fargo, ND, Tampa, FL and El Paso, TX.

“We’ve experienced increased enthusiasm for the Village Inn brand among guests resulting in strong sales growth which has captured the attention of talented and proven franchisees,” said Monty Whitehurst, VP of franchising at Village Inn. “Now that all company-owned, and 80% of franchise Village Inn locations have been reimaged, we are turning our attention to new restaurant growth.  With 17 consecutive quarters of year-over-year sales increases, Village Inn’s success has re-energized existing franchise partners and attracted new operators who want to join us during this time of positive momentum.”

All of the new restaurants will take advantage of Village Inn’s updated look which includes a freshened logo and contemporary, brighter decor that builds on the familiar and comfortable atmosphere guests have come to expect from our family-dining restaurants.

“Village Inn offers a unique franchising opportunity based on a breakfast all day concept that has proven longevity and increasing popularity,” said Paul Walker, franchise partner, who opened his newest Village Inn in Tampa, FL in January.  “We are very pleased with the guidance Village Inn under American Blue Ribbon Holdings’ ownership has provided us in opening and managing our franchise restaurants. We look forward to new locations, new franchisees and new guests joining the Village Inn family in 2014.”

The first Village Inn restaurant opened in 1958, followed by the first franchise restaurant in 1961. Village Inn’s continued growth and success has demonstrated that its unique brand of family restaurant will never go out of style. For more information on franchising visit:

Since 1958, guests have visited Village Inn because they know they will enjoy great-tasting food and extra-friendly service in a clean and comfortable family environment. Village Inn’s breakfast heritage is based on made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, eggs cooked any-style and a pot of hot coffee on every table.

With over five decades of success behind it, Village Inn has corporate and franchise restaurants totaling more than 200, located in the Rocky Mountain region, the Midwest, Arizona and Florida. To find a location near you, visit or visit its Facebook page at Village Inn is an American Blue Ribbon Holdings brand.

American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH) is a diversified restaurant company that operates or franchises more than 630 company and franchise restaurants in 43 states. ABRH brands include O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Max & Erma’s, Village Inn, Bakers Square and Legendary Baking. ABRH is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF). For more information on American Blue Ribbon Holdings, please visit