Pizza Franchises - Franchise Opportunities

Why invest in the best kept secret in pizza?
$1,210,573 auv** for the top 25%of franchised stores in 2020
  • Part of a $46 billion industry​
    • A proven concept celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2023​
  • Hungry Howie’s is ranked #11 in U.S. pizza sales​
    • Average unit revenue +15.6% in 2020​
    • Moved from #177 to #148 on the 2020 Franchise Times Top 200 List​
    • Over 530 stores in over 20 states and growing
  • Strong business model
    • Investment per square foot is significantly less than comparable brands​
    • Strong sales to annual investment ratios​
    • Delivery has always been a core competency, so we are well positioned to take advantage of the seismic shift in demand for delivered food
  • Our Technology platforms perform​
    • State of the art online ordering system - Over 15 million visits annually​
    • Online sales up almost 30% in 2020​
    • Innovative customer loyalty programs drive sales and customer loyalty​
    • Mobile business management tools for real time access to store level data
  • Comprehensive Training and support​
    • Team of experienced operations business consultant’s supporting franchisee growth​
    • Comprehensive new franchisee in store and online training programs​
    • Over 216,000 online store training modules taken and over 42,000 quizzes and exams completed by store employees​
    • Dedicated real estate and construction team ​
    • Customized local marketing planning and execution​
  • An incredible marketing team with “world class” experience
    • Turnkey strategic marketing planning and execution
    • Rapidly growing brand and same store sales growth powered by integrated “digital first “marketing execution
    • Local store marketing initiatives to bond with consumers in your trading area
  • Geographic opportunities​
    • Multi Unit/Brand Operators – Available in many major markets. Supplement your existing business by adding a proven concept to your portfolio.​
    • Single unit Operators (1 – 3 stores) – Leverage our expertise to start your new business. Availability in many markets​
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HUNGRY TO START A REWARDING BUSINESS? JOIN ONE OF AMERICA’S LARGEST AND BEST PIZZA FRANCHISES

With almost 50 years of experience, Hungry Howie’s® is consistently ranked as one of the top pizza franchises in the nation. ​

We started in 1973 with one hamburger shop turned delivery and carryout pizzeria in the suburbs of Detroit. Our President/CEO Steve Jackson started there as a delivery driver. Since then, Hungry Howie’s has become a top pizza franchise with over 530 locations in 20 states and growing.

 

We owe our success to:

  • Pizza innovation – The originator of Flavored Crust​
  • Delicious food – Great food builds a loyal customer base​
  • A proven business model – Works for single or multi unit franchisee’s​
  • An intense focus on store profitability​
  • Technology that drives the business​
  • A world class distribution system

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Bringing Love, Hope & Pizza® to Our Communities

At Hungry Howie’s, we provide people the opportunity to enrich their lives and their community. Our franchisees are an integral part of the communities they serve. Whether it is supporting a nationally recognized charity or the elementary school down the street, our franchisees give back. ​

Since 2009, Hungry Howie’s has supported the National Breast Cancer Foundation® through our Love, Hope & Pizza campaign. Together we’ve raised over $3.5 million for this deserving cause.​

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Leadership to Keep Hungry Howie’s On Top

Quick service restaurants (QSR) is a competitive category.  One of the key advantages to owning a Hungry Howie’s franchise is the access you will have to a proven system developed and maintained by long time industry experts.  Our leadership team and field staff have significant experience in QSR and especially the pizza business.  They are passionate about nurturing, supporting, and developing franchisees, whether they are a one-unit operator just getting started or a seasoned multi-unit restaurant operator.  You will have the opportunity to sit down, talk and have lunch with our leadership team when you visit us.

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Jennifer Jackson

Vice President of Development
Jennifer has been involved with Hungry Howie’s Pizza since age 10 and officially started as a Hungry Howie’s employee in 1998 as Fundraising Coordinator. In 2000, she was promoted to Director of Marketing and in 2005, Jennifer was named Director of Marketing & Franchise Development. After taking a brief hiatus to work in various other marketing and franchise positions, Jennifer returned to Hungry Howie’s in 2012 as Director of Franchise Development. Jennifer restructured the department and qualification process. In 2015, she was named Vice President of Development.

Rob Elliott

Executive Vice President of Marketing
Rob has had an exciting career in franchise marketing, specifically in the quick-service restaurant category. He began his career at Little Caesar's Enterprises in 1980 as a store manager, eventually becoming Vice President of Marketing. Rob left Little Caesar's in 1995 to become Managing Partner of Bozell Worldwide, a top tier advertising agency. From 1999 until 2003, Rob was Executive Vice President of Marketing for Quiznos Subs, a Colorado-based sandwich franchise. Rob joined Papa Murphy's Take'n'Bake Pizza from 2003 until 2006 as Executive Vice President of Marketing. In 2011, Rob joined the Hungry Howie's family as Vice President of Strategic Marketing. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Stragetic Marketing in 2015.

Steven E. Jackson

President & CEO
In 1973, Steve began working at a carry-out and delivery pizzeria as a delivery driver. This pizzeria would become Hungry Howie's Pizza. Steve's hardwork and determination led him to become President of Hungry Howie's Pizza in 1981. He has been an officer and director of Hungry Howie's Distributing since its incorporation in 1986. Additionally, Steve owns and operates 11 very successful pizza franchise locations in the metro Detroit area.

Movses J. Shrikian

Vice President & General Counsel
Moe wrote his first franchise agreement in 1985 and has been involved in franchising ever since. From 1986 until 1990, Moe was Corporate Counsel to Vartan Enterprises, Inc., a prominent Pennsylvania-based real estate development company. Moe returned to Michigan in 1990 and established a private law practice, concentrating in franchising, licensing, and real estate law. In 1994, Moe was named Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for Papa Romano’s Enterprises, Inc., a Michigan-based pizza franchise. In 2007, Moe joined Wireless Giant, a regional retail cellular phone store chain, as Vice President of Franchising and General Counsel. For 5 years, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Moe joined the Hungry Howie’s family in 2012 as Vice President and General Counsel. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Pennsylvania and a member of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Moe is on the Advisory Board of Northwood University’s Franchise Management degree program. He is a licensed real estate broker.

Jim Murabito

Executive Vice President of Supply Chain
From 1986 until 2014, Jim was employed in various capacities at Domino's Pizza. He began his tenure at Domino's as Team Leader in a distribution center and worked his way up to Supply Chain Director. In 2009, he was named Domino's Vice President of Product Management. Jim joined Hungry Howie's Pizza in 2013 in the role of Vice President of Product Management.

Dan McKay

Director of IT
Dan began working with Hungry Howie's in 1997 as the primary consultant for Hungry Howie’s first consumer website. In 1999, he offically became part of the Hungry Howie's team in the role of Network Administrator. In 2006, he expanded use of technology in the brand and the growth of the department in the role of IT Manager. Dan was named Director of IT in 2011, using his 30 years of experience in technology and over 20 plus years in the pizza industry to build solutions for the brand.

Scott Dykowski

Director of Finanace
Scott began his career in public accounting, working as an auditor with the firm Plante Moran. Scott worked his way up from the staff auditor level up to the audit associate level where he managed entire audit engagements, worked on a variety of technical research projects, contributed to the Firm’s professional standards review processes, and was responsible for various training engagements. Scott joined the Hungry Howie’s team in 2018 as the Senior Accounting Manager. He was named Director of Finance in 2020. He is also a CPA in Michigan.