Family Restaurant Brand Appoints President

The new hire’s portfolio includes executive roles at Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut and Yum Restaurants Canada.

Photo courtesy of Huddle House.

Family restaurant brand Huddle House recently named Blain Shortreed as brand president. Shortreed is a career restaurant professional with more than 30 years of experience leading brands. As Huddle House brand president, he will oversee company operations, the franchise system, marketing and culinary innovation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Blain to the Ascent Hospitality Management Senior Executive Team as he assumes leadership of the Huddle House system,” says James O’Reilly, CEO for Ascent Hospitality Management, in a statement. “He brings extensive restaurant operations and finance experience that will be incredibly valuable to the brand. He’s demonstrated throughout his career the ability to grow brands and will be vital as we continue to expand and evolve our organization.”

Prior to joining Huddle House, Shortreed served as CEO for Long John Silver’s. Prior to that, he served as Pizza Hut’s vice president of operations. He also served as vice president of operations for Yum Restaurants Canada.


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