2013 January: HUNGRY HOWIE’S PIZZA CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF FLAVOR

(Madison Heights, Mich.)—Hungry Howie’s Pizza, the originator of the Flavored Crust Pizza, is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2013. Throughout the year, Hungry Howie’s will have a special Flavored Crust of the Month with limited time only flavors like buttery Cajun, cheese puff and cheesy garlic. Buttery Cajun kicks the birthday campaign off in January.

“We want to celebrate our 40th birthday by providing fun, new crust flavors for our loyal customers,” said Rob Elliott, vice president of strategic marketing. “Our first limited time only crust flavor will be buttery Cajun, and we have 11 more unique flavors lined up for the rest of the year. With more than 500 locations and counting, Hungry Howie’s has come a long way since it was founded in 1973 and we are thrilled about the exciting things we have planned for 2013.”

Hungry Howie’s Pizza signed 15 new franchise agreements and opened 10 locations in 2012. This year they plan to sign 30 agreements and to open 25 locations. Hungry Howie’s is targeting Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas and California for growth.

Hungry Howie’s will continue its popular meal deals for any budget at $5, $10, $15 or $20. Customers can get a small two-topping pizza or a medium cheese pizza for $5, one medium two-topping pizza and Howie Bread® or one large two-topping pizza for $10, two medium one-topping pizzas with Howie Bread and dipping sauce for $15, or two large one-topping pizzas with a 2-liter of Pepsi®, Howie Bread and dipping sauce for $20.

Founded in 1973, Madison Heights, Mich.-based Hungry Howie’s Pizza has more than 500 locations in 24 states. Hungry Howie’s is the originator of the Flavored Crust Pizza and one of the nation’s largest pizza franchises. The menu also includes oven-baked calzone-style subs, chicken wings and tenders, bread and salads. Crust flavors include original, buttered cheese, garlic herb, ranch, Cajun, butter, onion and sesame. For more information, visit http://franchising.hungryhowies.com.