Supply chains, or approved suppliers, are suppliers that a franchisor has researched and approved to provide their products or services to the system’s franchisees. A franchise system’s supply chain is an important factor in determining whether or not the system functions effectively and will continue to expand. Through consistency, franchisors are able to ensure that customers have a consistent experience, thus creating a scalable business model. This, in turn, reinforces the brand.

Hungry Howie’s national distribution network supports their franchisees with reliable service and...


Many young entrepreneurs (often recent college graduates) have become interested in the idea of buying a franchise. For a young businessperson, the idea of running their own business sounds incredibly appealing, and a franchise could provide a safer path for them to follow.

In fact, there has been a 6% spike in young franchise owners since 2006. And while this number may seem small, it is imperative in the franchise world, which has usually been ruled by a more experienced population.

Young people have big aspirations, and with franchising they can grow to become as big as...


Becoming a leader isn’t something that happens overnight, but hard work and commitment can get you there. Being a community leader is a greatly fulfilling role. As a franchise owner, you can do a lot for the community by using your skills and ability as a leader to help others.

Becoming a leader in your community has many benefits. First, it gives you the opportunity to be involved in local events. Second, it provides a pathway to new relationships that will affect your business in many positive ways. Third, it will improve the reputation of your business among local residents and...


Now that you are a successful Hungry Howie’s franchisee, what’s next? Have you considered becoming a multi-unit franchisee? Multi-unit ownership used to be the exception, not the rule, but that is changing. In fact, multi-unit franchisees represent 76.5% of franchised restaurants.

Multi-unit franchisees often survive better because they have better access to infrastructure, capital, and human resources. And they have the ability to grow faster than single operators. Hungry Howie’s offers multi-unit franchises in selected...


One of the biggest perks people see in the franchise sector is the opportunity to become their own boss. The change to being a leader is invigorating and also an exciting challenge. Franchisees are very diverse. Some have been highly successful senior managers leading large groups, others might just be stepping out of college with little business experience.

While every franchisee is different, franchises offers the support and guidance everyone needs to succeed. This means no one is embarking on this adventure alone. And while the franchisor may oversee things a certain way, the...


There could be hundreds of pizza franchises in the country, but not one compares to Hungry Howie’s. We built our company as a family owned enterprise, and over 550 stores in 21 states later, we are still a family business.

While there are a million reasons we believe Hungry Howie’s is the best pizza franchise in the country, today we want to share three great reasons our focus on flavor, innovative technology, and community make us the best of the best.

1. We Own Flavor

When we say we own flavor, we are telling the truth. We created our original Flavored Crust® Pizza with...


For any business owner, a business infrastructure provides a strategy map to the company’s growth. An infrastructure plan provides details on everyday operations, practices, and employees – including the franchisee. Each element of the infrastructure plan should be analyzed. Think of the business infrastructure plan as a resource for the business to mature and thrive into the future.

Here are five ideas for preparing your franchise infrastructure for growth.

Label Departments

Lay out an organization chart to detail each position needed to run the business, ranging from CEO...


Most restaurants are experiencing great success with online ordering systems. In fact, most customers now expect most restaurants to offer online ordering systems.

Providing an online ordering system shows your business is up to date. Since 2014, over 30% of diners have ordered food through their mobile phone or tablet. The...


The U.S. has a passion for pizza that seems never ending. The taste, shape, and style can be the subject of heated conversations - and don’t get started on the debate between NY thin-crust and Chicago-style deep dish pizza.

Despite differences of opinion about which style is best, Americans eat an average of 23 pounds of pizza each year – so everyone agrees that pizza is a favorite. Despite what seems like a pizza place on every corner, there is still an extremely strong demand for pizza, and ample opportunity for entrepreneurs, especially for the franchisee.

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Personal development is a lifelong process and for many franchisees, it is the key to their success. Regularly assessing your qualities and skills helps you set concise goals and maximize your potential. It is important to recognize there is always room for improvement, as that will not only assist you on a personal level, it will also help you in your franchise.

What’s Personal Development?

Personal development is the quest for personal growth by intensifying self-awareness and improving personal skills. All these factors affect your life one way or another. The way you handle...