Hungry Howie's Pizza Franchise Overview
I signed my Franchise Agreement on June 28th, 1993. Had I known as much about the pizza business and Hungry Howie's then, as I do now, I would have signed sooner.
|Total Investment:||$292,129 - $567,248|
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About Hungry Howie's Pizza
Founded in 1973, Hungry Howie’s Pizza is a national pizza franchise that is loyal to its tradition of providing delicious, high-quality and original Flavored Crust® pizzas including eight flavors: butter, butter cheese, Cajun, garlic herb, onion, ranch, sesame and Asiago cheese. Its menu features oven-baked calzone-style subs, Howie Breads®, crisp & cool salads, and flavored wings that create a unique and irreplaceable position in the pizza market. Starting in Taylor, MI, Hungry Howie’s Pizza has grown to almost 600 locations in 21 states across the U.S.
The Hungry Howie's story began in 1973 when James R. Hearn converted a 1,000 square foot hamburger shop in Taylor, Michigan into a successful carry-out and delivery pizzeria. At the time, Steven E. Jackson delivered pizzas for Hearn. Over the years, their partnership would evolve into what Hungry Howie's is today. How does a single-store operation become a successful multi-unit competitor in the pizza industry? Steve Jackson says, ?It takes a fierce desire to succeed in one of the toughest food segments. Major elements in their strategy include excellent products, superior customer service and the marketing savvy to compete against the national pizza chains.? In 1982, Jackson and Hearn made a decision to franchise their operation. In January 1983, they awarded their first Hungry Howie's franchise. Within the next three years, 65 franchises were opened within the Hungry Howie's system. The company ended the 1980s with over 160 units. Hungry Howie's opened its 300th location in 1995, and 400th in 1999. In 2004, Hungry Howie's was awarded ?Chain of the Year? by Pizza Today magazine and opened their 500th location in 2005. A natural step in the course to success was the establishment of Hungry Howie's Distributing, Inc. The Michigan commissary was opened in 1986. The Florida commissary was opened in 1987. These moves enabled Hungry Howie's, Inc. to control product consistency and pricing. Jackson strongly believes that meeting the highest quality standards is vital to the success Hungry Howie's enjoys today.
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