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...


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...


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...