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Our founder James Hearn, converted a 1,000 square-foot hamburger shop located in Taylor, Michigan, into a carry-out and delivery pizzeria. He named the new store Hungry Howie's. Steven Jackson, president of Hungry Howie's, began his career delivering pizzas for Jim Hearn. Today, they deliver winning results, expanding Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs, Inc. as a franchise system.

Their partnership has resulted in a company that is now a major competitor in the pizza and sub market and the nation's 9th largest pizza franchise operation (Pizza Today/1999).

Hungry Howie's provides exceptional products...

...and a vast array of valuable franchise services and programs, with a proven track record in major markets nationwide. Above all, Hungry Howie's represents a significant investment value - and opportunity to participate in retaining a vibrant, growing franchise system, with a high degree of independence and flexibility.


...represents a lucrative opportunity for the sharp investor.

At Hungry Howie's, we have combined the right ingredients and years of successful experience to create a superb, growth-oriented business operation. Our delicious, high-quality Flavored Crust™ pizzas, oven baked subs and salads uniquely position Hungry Howie's in the pizza marketplace, allowing us to fully capitalize on the fastest growing segment of the food service industry.

Hungry Howie's utilizes innovative management procedures and imaginative marketing strategies to support the day-to-day operations of your store. We provide a variety of services and programs to help you increase your market share and enhance your financial position.

As you explore the investment opportunities at Hungry Howie's, you will realize the intense commitment we've made to our products, our market and our store owners. From the beginning, you'll benefit from the expertise of our seasoned franchise development team. These proven professionals are committed to the continuing growth and expansion of your store and our franchise system.


Site Selection & Lease Negotiation

Hungry Howie's assists you in locating a prime site for your new store by focusing on well standards for consumer demographics, traffic and accessibility. Lease negotiation assistance is also available to ensure the most favorable contract terms.

Leasehold Construction

Your 1,000 to 1,500 square-foot store is carefully designed for optimum economy, efficiency, and customer convenience. We counsel you on every aspect of leasehold construction from store layout to electrical, signage and physical specifications.

Management Training

Our unique training techniques are introduced to you during an intensive training program at our Franchise Training Center. You receive both classroom instructions and in-store training in these essential areas of food service management:

  • Administration and Daily Operations
  • Accounting and Inventory Control
  • Product Specifications and Product Preparation
  • Delivery Operations
  • Labor Cost Control
  • Employee Training
  • Quality Control
  • Customer Service

Operations Manuals

Our operations and product specification manuals provide an extensive profile of day-to-day operations and management procedures, product preparation techniques, marketing strategies and technical standards for you and your management team.

Pre-Opening Checklist

We provide you with a comprehensive checklist of pre-opening activities and requirements. Our franchise representative will work directly with you to ensure completion of every necessary step for a successful launch of your new store from government regulations to employee selection, to your grand opening.

Grand Opening

Our marketing team will help you prepare a formal grand opening plan, integrating our aggressive advertising and promotion program with carefully orchestrated public relations activities in your local marketplace.


Commissary and Distribution

Hungry Howie's Distributing, Inc. operates commissaries to meet your purchasing requirements. Our franchise purchasing power assures you of consistent savings on food products, packaging materials and other supplies which meet our exacting quality standards. Hungry Howie's Distributing, Inc. ensures optimum product quality and inventory control. Your product specification manual includes a detailed listing of technical and quality standards for all items, including approval steps for all new products.

Research and Development

Our unique product mix is the direct result of years of development and consumer testing. Our continuing research & development ensures the ongoing refinement of our existing products and the development of new products to meet changing consumer tastes and demands. All products undergo extensive laboratory and market testing prior to general release.

Management Consultation

Our franchise management representatives are highly trained in pizza and sub business, from management and operational perspectives. Your franchise representative will visit your store on a regular basis to provide professional counsel and an objective review of your store's operation and progress.

Marketing Programs

We utilize a variety of professionally designed marketing tools to promote your store. We offer a wealth of support for your local marketing campaigns, from television and radio advertising to direct mail and point-of-sale materials. Our experienced National Marketing and Public Relations Director supervises the ongoing development of innovative, hard-hitting promotional and community-oriented programs. As the number of stores increases in your geographic area, you will enjoy many additional benefits of cooperative advertising campaigns and local publicity coordinated through your regional advertising council.

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