When you consider investing in a franchise, your first thoughts might be that brand recognition is the most important factor, or that the location of your unit will influence whether or not you succeed. These things are important, however, there’s another element that can be just as important to your success: the franchisor/franchisee relationship.

Although not as obvious or tangible, the strength of this relationship could be an important factor in whether or not you make it in the franchise world. The franchisor/franchisee...



Now that you’ve done your research and are ready to take the plunge, it’s time to get serious about becoming a franchisee. Buying a franchise is a complex investment, so there are several criteria you must meet in order to become a Hungry Howie’s franchisee.

Franchisee Candidate Criteria

Hungry Howie’s looks for franchisee candidates who espouse their core values of integrity, family, reliability, hunger for growth, and positive energy. In addition, franchisee candidates should have a commitment to their employees and their...


You hear a lot about finding a work-life balance. You should work to live not live to work, right? Moreover, you need to allocate time away from the office to enjoy life. However, at the same time, you need to be fully committed to your business. Are you confused now? We sure are.

Regardless of all the things you hear and read, managing a work-life balance depends on your real life, and so it requires “real life” solutions. The base solution is to determine how you can integrate work and life instead of looking them as two different subjects.

Try these tips to master work-...


Owning a franchise has become an increasingly popular career path for a wide swath of people: college graduates who want to work for themselves, people leaving the corporate world for a job they have more control over, baby boomer retirees starting a second career, and experienced franchisees looking for a better business model, are all in the mix.

Those looking to enter the world of franchising in a lucrative industry should consider a pizza franchise.

Pizza Popularity Continues to Rise

Pizza consumption in the U.S. rose to its highest level in the last four years, nearly...


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...