Hungry Howie’s Pizza Opens Newest Location In Gastonia
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Hungry Howie’s Pizza Opens Newest Location In Gastonia

National Pizza Franchise Continues To Expand North Carolina Footprint

November 29, 2016 // // GASTONIA, North Carolina – Hungry Howie’s Pizza, originator of the Flavored Crust® pizza, announces its newest location in Gastonia, North Carolina, located at 3320 Robinwood Road, on the corner of Kendrick in the new Harris Teeter Shopping Center. To commemorate the new location, the store will host a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce on November 29, officially opening to the public on November 30. Pizza fans can enjoy a special deal on large one-topping flavored-crust pizzas for $6.99 through the month of January. Additionally, Hungry Howie’s will be donating a percentage of sales on November 30 and December 1 to the Gaston County Family YMCA and Webb Street School for Developmental and Intellectual Disabled.

The new Hungry Howie’s in Gastonia will be franchisee Eric Fairbanks’ 11th location. Eric owns ten other Hungry Howie’s restaurants across North Carolina and celebrated his most recent opening just two months ago. Fairbanks has worked for Hungry Howie’s since he attended college in Michigan and developed a knack for the pizza business. Drawing from his past experience, Eric hopes to attract new fans with the brand’s popular flavored crusts and expansive offerings. Hungry Howie’s is best known for their flavored crust pizza options which includes butter, asiago cheese, Cajun, garlic herb and ranch, to name a few.

“Pizza has been a big part of my life for a long time. I love the fast-paced environment and working with customers,” said franchisee, Eric Fairbanks. “I was attracted to the Hungry Howie’s brand when I was just a student in Michigan, and I hope that the people of Gastonia can also see the sense of community and quality of food that drew me in.”

“Eric has been a great partner for Hungry Howie’s over the years and has done an excellent job in increasing brand awareness throughout North Carolina,” said Jennifer Jackson, Vice President of Development at Hungry Howie’s Pizza. “He continues to build top quality teams that are immersed in the cities he operates in, truly making the brand a part of each respective community.”

The new Gastonia location will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday ­- Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday-Sunday and can be reached by telephone at (704) 842-9100. For more information on Hungry Howie’s, please visit

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.

SOURCE Hungry Howie’s Pizza

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