Hungry Howie's Pizza Celebrates 45 Years Of Flavored Crust Pizzas

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 11, 2018 - Hungry Howie’s Pizza, originator of the Flavored Crust® pizza, is celebrating their 45th anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, the brand is offering their loyal fans a large 1-topping pizza for $.45 with the purchase of a large pizza at regular menu price using the code “45YEARS” from September 10-16.

    The Hungry Howie's story began in 1973 when Steve Jackson was working as a delivery driver for founder, Jim Hearn, at a single-unit take away pizzeria in Taylor, Michigan. Steve left the pizzeria for college to study to become a teacher, but when he returned there was a lack of jobs available which led him to a meeting with Jim. From there, they decided to open what would become the very first Hungry Howie's Pizza. In 1983, they awarded their first Hungry Howie's franchise and within the next three years, 65 franchises were opened within the Hungry Howie's system. Since then, Hungry Howie's has opened over 550 locations in over 20 states with plans to continue growth by venturing into new territories, has seen 32 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth and continues to be ranked as one of the nation's top pizza franchises. Always putting customers first, Hungry Howie's also introduced their loyalty program Howie Rewards® last year to provide guests with further incentives and free pizza.

    “Our team has been working extremely hard over the past 45 years to create the Hungry Howie's brand we have today that I am so honored to be a part of,” said Steve Jackson, CEO of Hungry Howie's. “Having been a part of the team since the beginning, it's incredible to see the growth of the company and the passion of our corporate team, franchisees and fans. Hungry Howie's has always been a family business so I can't wait to see our family grow over the next 45 years and continue to offer excellent products and superior customer service.”

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    About Hungry Howie’s Pizza
    Founded in 1973, Hungry Howie’s Pizza is a national pizza franchise that is loyal to its tradition of providing delicious, high-quality and original Flavored Crust® pizzas including eight flavors: butter, butter cheese, Cajun, garlic herb, onion, ranch, sesame and Asiago cheese. Its menu features oven-baked calzone-style subs, Howie Breads®, crisp & cool salads, and flavored wings that create a unique and irreplaceable position in the pizza market. Starting in Taylor, MI, Hungry Howie’s Pizza has grown to over 550 locations in 22 states across the U.S.

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