Owner and operator Bob Canter says Huddle House is back in Beckley and better than ever before.
Canter, who also manages the Microtel Inn and Suites next door, reopened the restaurant in early November.
The Beckley location previously operated from January 2008 to May 22, 2009.
â€œIt didnâ€™t work out for the previous franchisee,â€ he explained. â€œThen the building sat empty for June, July and August. Finally in September, I spent three weeks in Georgia for corporate training to be able to purchase and successfully operate Huddle House.â€
Originally from Charleston, the owner moved to town six years ago and said he plans to ingrain Huddle House in the Beckley community.
â€œI want to build a better relationship with the community,â€ said Canter. â€œMy situation is going to be a lot better because with the Microtel next door, weâ€™re able to include more things in a package when it comes to ski season.