Hungry Howie’s Pizza was founded in Taylor, Michigan, in 1973 by James Hearn. Steve Jackson began working for the company first as a delivery boy, then as store manager. The pair decided to become partners in 1983. The company operates a chain of pizza and subway style sandwich restaurants. The company began franchise operations in 1982. From this single location, the company today has more than 575 locations in 21 states.
The company is known for having a unique pizza recipe which uses flavored crusts. This pizza chain is now the 11th largest pizza chain in the US. The company has plans for expansion into other states.
Hearns passed away in 2013. Steve Jackson is now CEO of the chain.
The original location in Taylor, Michigan, is still in operation. The company has their own app, where customers can order directly from their phone and keep track of points earned.
Headquarters for Hungry Howie’s Pizza is located in Madison Heights, Michigan.