As a business owner, you may not always be aware of problems and have to rely on customers to let you know when they're unhappy. The fact is, most customers that have a bad experience simply don’t return. If a customer does provide feedback, it means they’re a fan of a brand and want to be rescued. They’re giving the business owner a chance to make things right, which is why it's so important to respond and act quickly!
Try the B.L.A.S.T. Method, a Five Step Complaint Procedure that stands for:
Believe: Be in the mindset that you are going to believe what the customer will...
One of the benefits of opening a franchise is becoming your own boss, something many people desire. But the benefit of being a franchisee is that every good leader needs good leadership.
When opening a franchise, you will be provided with some guidance which can help you in your efforts to be successful. Strong leadership is often a great advantage to new franchisees.The Hungry Howie’s Leadership Team
The Hungry Howie’s Leadership team is made up of various professionals, some of whom worked for Hungry Howie’s and rose through the ranks to their current position. Back in...
For those seeking new career opportunities, franchising can be an attractive opportunity, especially for anyone who wants to be their own boss. However, once you begin to jump into the research phase, you may become overwhelmed by the opportunities available, financial requirements, and entry process.
If you’re considering becoming a franchisee, consider these tips before making the leap.1. Be Honest With Yourself
Would-be-franchisees need to ask themselves if they believe they are the type of person who can work within the franchise model. You will be expected to follow the...
One of your goals for 2017 may be to open your own business. If you’re considering making the leap into entrepreneurship, Hungry Howie’s could be the right fit.
Choosing a franchise is a great way to start your own business without needing to build a brand. In franchising, the franchisor provides its trademarked brand and system of operations to its franchisees. With Hungry Howie’s, the brand is already established and has been for decades.
In today’s market, franchises have an edge. In 2015, franchises outperformed independent operators in total revenue and average same...
Heavy coats, snow shovels, gloves, and pizza delivery. What do these things have in common? They’re all heavily used during wintertime. With all of the snow that
When a snowstorm approaches, consumers head to the stores to stock up on essentials and non-perishables, but they also stock up on comfort foods. Consumer behavior experts have theories on why consumers tend to fill up their carts with comfort foods. As a result of the rush to get everything done at work, and then head to the store before a storm hits, anything goes once you make it into the store. Temptation runs wild and...
Ah, love is in the air.
The beginning of the year is often when people show themselves love by making some of their biggest life changes. From deciding to start school, to eating healthier and exercising, to finding a new career. If you’re seeking a career change, it may be time to consider becoming an entrepreneur: fall in love with franchising.
Franchisees come from different backgrounds, levels of education, and experience. However, there are many shared characteristics, including determination and courage in striking out on their own.
If you’re considering...
Opening your first franchise can be an exciting event, but also one filled with anxiety. Will people show up? How can I turn new customers into repeat customers? What if something goes wrong? These are just some of the questions that will likely run through your mind.
However, by preparing for the big day, you can put your mind at ease.Start with a Soft Opening
A soft opening should always be completed in order to work out any kinks, bring employees up to speed, and make the necessary operations adjustments. A soft opening means hosting a friends and family event, fundraiser...
As a franchise, your brand image is already strong, but you will still need to cultivate a strong local presence. One way to establish your new business is by creating a solid social media following. With Facebook boasting 1.6 billion users, Instagram at 400 million users and Twitter with 320 million users, social media is a straightforward and affordable way to reach locals.
However, if you’re not familiar with social media marketing, the process can be trickier than expected. Specifically, getting engagement...
The costs of opening a franchise will vary based on the type of business. As one of only a few low cost franchises, Hungry Howie’s start-up costs are between $253,075 and $453,850. The net worth requirement for franchisees is $300,000 and liquid cash requirement is $100,000.
Furthermore, the ongoing royalty fee is 5%, which is less than many other franchises.
If you’re considering getting into the pizza business, it is important to research which pizza chain is right for you.Pizza Franchise #1
Congratulations on making the decision to open up a franchise! Now, one of the first steps is to pick a pizza franchise location. There are currently 550 Hungry Howie’s locations across the U.S., but there are still plenty of areas lacking in pizzerias.
Your local knowledge coupled with the franchisor’s experience and guidance can maximize your chance at success. The decision you make for a pizza franchise location should be well-researched, rational and systematic.
Below are some questions to...