In the early 1990s, Phil Greifeld and two partners tried to make a go of operating home-furnishings stores in the Northeast. It didn’t work out, and by 1995 they liquidated the business.
“Then I had to go out and look for a job,” he said. Luckily, Quad-C Inc., which backed Greifeld’s venture, had recently purchased Atlanta-based Huddle House and invited him to join the Huddle House management team. He first served