Our franchisees are kind of a big deal.

We’ve got an impressive group of people that have a ton of restaurant experience and business savvy. Collectively they own almost 200 restaurants and are involved in some of the biggest brands – KFC, Taco Bell, Ruby Tuesday, Taco Johns, Smashburger, and Godfathers Pizza.

Our franchisees are driven, smart, and passionate. Not to brag too much, but there’s even an Olympic medalist among them. Some of them fell in love with HuHot in college, others while driving across country.

Unlike Genghis Khan, we actually rule our empire with the help of our army. They’re part of the team, they come up with great ideas and they’re one of our greatest assets. Oh, they like to say nice things about us too….

“If someone has a good idea, it doesn’t matter if it comes from corporate or the franchisee. It’s one of the strengths of this brand.”
– Bryon Itterman (North Dakota)


Why HuHot? “I loved the food and the simplicity of the concept. In addition, it seemed fun to work there and fun to eat there – a totally different experience. And, from my perspective, you just couldn’t go wrong with the food…The concept is pretty simple so there is a lot of time to focus on execution.”
– Dave Gilchrist (San Antonio, TX)