Huddle House to open next year in Jasper


A sign on Highway 78 indicates that Huddle House will soon be opening in Jasper.

Huddle House will be located next to the forthcoming Applebee's on Highway 78 East.

The restaurant chain features breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. A traditional breakfast menu is accompanied by a selection of stuffed hashbrowns, waffles and french toast, smothered biscuit platters, omelets and eight different pancake flavors. The lunch and dinner menu offers burgers and a variety of sandwiches and dinner platters, such as ribeye steak, shrimp or country fried steak. Salads and chili are available as lighter options.

Huddle House also has a menu of nine starters, a kids menu, and desserts.

There are 37 Huddle House locations in Alabama, according to the restaurant's website.

Groundwork has already begun at the site where Huddle House will be located, and Jasper Mayor David O'Mary said he has been told the restaurant will open near the end of the first quarter of 2020. 

"Huddle House has a reputation for good food, so I am confident they will fit nicely in our city," O'Mary said.

Nearly 350 Huddle House restaurants are located in 24 states — the majority in the southeast.

When asked when construction will begin on Applebee's (next to where Huddle House will be located), O'Mary said final plans for Applebee's were submitted to the city planner's office on Wednesday.

"Everything appears to be in order, so I expect site preparation to begin before year-end," O'Mary said.