Jonathan Benjamin, Huddle House, Inc.

Jonathan Benjamin, Huddle House

Jonathan E. Benjamin, Chief Development Officer, Huddle House, Inc.

Jonathan E. Benjamin, or “J.B.” as he is known to his colleagues, is spearheading the brand’s revitalized expansion goals across the country. He recently joined the Huddle House leadership team in July 2013, taking an active role in setting up the franchise sales processes while immersing himself in the brand’s culture. He previously managed development teams that led to record growth throughout North America while at Corner Bakery Cafe, Wyndham Worldwide and Global Hyatt. He has a proven track record of excellence in sales and development, where he and his teams have won numerous awards for their innovative strategies and accomplishments.  In his new role as CDO at Huddle House, he is working with his development team, as well as the entire leadership team, to rapidly expand franchise growth.

Jonathan graduated from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School. He began his career as a practicing attorney, but soon discovered his acumen for sales and a passion for franchising. Beginning with US Franchise Systems as a Sales Director, he gained his extensive franchise knowledge and developed his consultative sales processes which created the foundation for his success in the industry.  He is a mentor to many and continually receives solicitations asking for advice and insights on the processes that made them all so successful. Jonathan is a regular panel speaker at numerous conferences and board presentations where his expertise provides perspectives on development opportunities, segment comparisons, market analysis, franchising and legal issues.