IPG Real Estate represented Huddle House in their critical expansion into New Jersey. Huddle House leased 2,200 sf at the corner of River Road and Outwater Lane in the Bergen County town of Garfield.
The transaction was negotiated by IPG’s Executive Managing Director Keith Radhuber. Mr. Radhuber worked closely with Huddle House franchisees reviewing and considering a half-dozen possible locations. This particular location was selected for three key reasons: demographics, new end cap, and proximity to 24-hour operation.
Keith Radhuber said: “It was a genuine pleasure to work for Huddle House to locate the ideal location for them. Since the location has high traffic and excellent exposure to River Road I anticipate they will do very well. The operators are very experienced and Huddle House will be introducing is style of Southern comfort food to north Jersey at a very family friendly price.”
Huddle House is an American chain of 24-hour diner-style restaurants with over 360 locations in 21 states, primarily found in the Southern United States. The chain was started in 1964 in Decatur, Georgia by John Sparks, with the goal of providing a 24-hour eatery. It is named after the act of huddling in football. The original Huddle House in Decatur was established to give fans a place to eat after “the big game” on Friday nights. Its competitors include, Waffle House, IHOP, Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, and Bob Evans.
George Donohue, President of IPG Real Estate stated: “Huddle House is a great client. They had extremely particular requirements. They had a very specific size and space need, a very tight budget and very strong preference for ideal geographical locations. Keith Radhuber rose to the occasion and was able to negotiate a very, very good deal for them.”
IPG is a full service Manhattan based commercial real estate firm. The firm has successfully executed complex deals in the United States and abroad. IPG’s President George F. Donohue brings over 30 years of real estate negotiating experience to the executive team at IPG.