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Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs

2014 Franchise 500
#84
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pizza, subs, bread, wings, salads

Number of Locations: 548

Total Investment: $228K - $402.5K

Founded: 1973

Began Franchising: 1982

About Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs

In 1973, James Hearn converted a 1,000-square-foot hamburger shop in Taylor, Michigan, into a carry-out and delivery pizzeria called Hungry Howie's. Steven Jackson, currently president of Hungry Howie's, began his career delivering pizza for Hearn. In 1976, he approached Hearn about becoming partners and opening a second Hungry Howie's location in Southgate, Michigan. The partners awarded their first Hungry Howie's franchise in Auburn Hills, Michigan, in 1983. The company offers Flavored Crust pizzas in eight varieties, oven-baked submarine sandwiches, Buffalo-style chicken wings, bread and salads.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 530 0 0 18
2013 525 0 0 19
2012 529 0 0 19
2011 525 0 0 20
2010 537 0 0 20
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $228,000 - $402,500
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
80% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4 weeks. Regional seminars
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #84 (2014), #78 (2013), #79 (2012),