ATLANTA  (  Huddle House, an Atlanta-based 400-plus-unit family diner chain, has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Phil Greifeld.

Greifeld joined Huddle House in 1995 and spent nearly 12 years leading the Huddle House brand as its CEO. Greifeld stepped down from his role as President and CEO to pursue other opportunities.

Ken Keymer, current Huddle House Board Director and former CEO of VICORP Restaurants, Inc. (parent company of Village Inn and Baker’s Square) and former CEO of AFC Enterprises, (parent company of Popeyes’ Famous Fried Chicken) will take over as interim CEO.

“We are thankful for Phil Greifeld’s commitment to the Huddle House brand throughout his long tenure and we wish him success in his new endeavor,” Keymer said.

About Huddle House

Huddle House, Inc., is an Atlanta-based 400-plus-location full-service family diner chain well-known for serving “Any Meal. Any Time.” Located in 19 U.S. states, primarily in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest, the 46-year-old franchise boasts a colorful and inviting atmosphere, reminding patrons of those friendly neighborhood diners of the past. Typically open 24-hours, Huddle House’s menu features a large variety of signature items, including the Big House Breakfast, omelets, lunch platters, steaks, salads and more, all of which are cooked to order. For more information, please call 1-800-418-9555 or visit