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Why invest in the best kept secret in pizza?
$1,287,635 auv* for the top 25%of franchised stores in 2022
  • Part of a $46 billion industry
    • A proven concept celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2023
  • Hungry Howie’s® is ranked #9 in U.S. pizza sales *Source: 2022 Technomic
    • Average unit revenue $872,531**
    • #172 on the Franchise Times Top 500 List
    • Over 535 stores in over 21 states and growing
  • Strong business model
    • Significantly less investment per square foot than comparable brands
    • Strong sales to investment ratios
    • Delivery is 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 20.5 million visits annually
    • Online sales up +14.8% in 2022
    • Innovative customer loyalty program to drive sales
    • Real time access to store level data through mobile business management tools
  • Comprehensive training and support
    • Team of experienced operations consultants supporting franchisee growth
    • Comprehensive new franchisee in store and online training programs
    • Online training modules available to help you train your employees
    • Dedicated real estate and construction team
  • 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 Operators – Opportunities available in many markets. Supplement your existing business by adding a proven concept to your portfolio
    • Single-Unit Operators – Leverage our expertise so start your new business. Availability in many markets
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Hungry Howie's Core Values are:

We owe our success to:

  • Treat everyone like family
  • Have integrity
  • Do what you say
  • Be hungry for growth
  • Have positive energy
  • Pizza Innovation – We invented Flavored Crust®️ Pizza​
  • Delicious food – Great food builds a loyal customer base​
  • A proven business model – Works for single or multi-unit franchisees​
  • An intense focus on store profitability​
  • A world class distribution system

Hungry Howie's Core Values are:

  • Treat everyone like family
  • Have integrity
  • Do what you say
  • Be hungry for growth
  • Have positive energy

We owe our success to:

  • Pizza Innovation – We invented Flavored Crust®️ Pizza​
  • Delicious food – Great food builds a loyal customer base​
  • A proven business model – Works for single or multi-unit franchisees​
  • An intense focus on store profitability​
  • A world class distribution system

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HUNGRY TO START A REWARDING BUSINESS? JOIN ONE OF AMERICA’S LARGEST AND BEST PIZZA FRANCHISES

With over 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 535 locations in 21 states and growing.

 

 

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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 almost $5 million for this deserving cause.​

Pizza Pioneer Steve Jackson, President/CEO, has been a part of Hungry Howie’s since 1973
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Leadership to Keep Hungry Howie’s On Top

Quick service restaurants (QSR) is a competitive categoryOne 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 expertsOur leadership team and field staff have decades of collective experience in QSR and especially the pizza businessThey are passionate about nurturing, supporting, and developing franchisees, whether they are a one-unit operator just getting started or a seasoned multi-unit restaurant operatorWe are with you every step of the way - your success is our success!

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Moises R. Santana

Vice President of Operations
Moises joined the Hungry Howie’s family in 2018 as a Franchise Business Consultant, returning in 2022 as Director of Operations. He brings a decades-long wealth of knowledge and experience in the QSR segment that includes 14 years with McDonald’s, 13 years with Sonic Corporation and 2 years with Burger King in the Middle East. Moises was also a franchise owner/operator for a sub shop in Florida. Moises earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Business Management from the State University of New York Cortland. Moises is passionate about and committed to the Hungry Howie’s franchise system and their success. 

Steve Clough

Director of Franchise Development
Steve is a veteran in the franchise space and has an extensive sales and marketing background. Prior to his current, role he spent 15 years with Domino’s and was an integral part of the development process starting in 2012. His efforts were integral in developing and leading the brands development turnaround. As the leader of development for Hungry Howie’s, he will be focused on bringing new, multi-unit franchisees into the brand along with developing growth strategies for existing franchisees.

Steve 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.

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.

Movses J. Shrikian

Executive Vice President and 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.

Scott Dykowski

Vice President of Finance
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.

Dan McKay

Vice President, Technology Services
Dan began working with Hungry Howie's in 1997 as the primary consultant for Hungry Howie's first consumer website. In 1999, he officially became part of the Hungry Howie's team. He has expanded use of technology throughout the brand and the growth of the technology department.  With his 30 years of experience in technology and nearly 25 years in the pizza industry he continues to build solutions that are focused on the success of the stores, operations, and customer experience.

Phil Worley

Vice President of Supply Chain
After serving 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, Phil began his supply chain and procurement career at Domino’s Pizza. He spent nearly 17 years at the company in a variety of leadership roles. He started as an assistant warehouse manager and progressed to the director of product management where he led multiple teams and functions for the company. In late 2014, Phil stepped away from pizza to pursue a role in higher education supply chain management at the University of Toledo. Soon after this he joined Bowling Green State University where he served as the chief procurement officer and director of business operations for BGSU. Phil was excited to return to the pizza industry when he joined Hungry Howie’s in early 2023. He holds a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.

Jeff Rinke

Vice President of Marketing & Product Development
Jeff Rinke is Vice President of Marketing & Product Development for Hungry Howie’s Pizza.  In 1987, Jeff began his 35-plus year career at Hungry Howie’s as a Franchise Consultant after leaving Domino’s Pizza. He was promoted to Director of Operations in 1992 before being appointed to his current position as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development in 1996. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Northwood University. Additionally, he owns and operates 3 successful pizza franchise locations in the metro Detroit area. Jeff sits on the board of the American Pizza Community, a coalition comprised of the nation’s largest pizza companies, and is an Advisory Board member for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Steve Jackson, Jr.

Vice President of Marketing Technology
From spending summers flipping pizzas to climbing stacked pizza boxes in the warehouse as a kid, Steve Jackson, Jr. grew up in the business.  He's had a front row seat to the growth of Hungry Howie's Pizza from the very beginning.  In 2004, Steve officially joined the corporate staff in the Operations department where he spent many years learning the Howie's system and growing his knowledge of the pizza industry.  Eager to learn a different facet of the business, Steve transitioned to the Marketing department in 2011 where he currently sits as Marketing Director.  Steve was promoted to the Leadership Team in 2020. He has brought innovative, next generation ideas to the table aiding in the continued evolution of the Hungry Howie’s brand.