American pizza may not necessarily be the exact same as what they serve in Italy, it can be said that it has been perfected to suit the local palate. A lot of innovations have also been introduced to it which further ensures that it suits our taste.
To be very honest, however, it’s not that hard to tweak the pizza. You can pretty much add any ingredient as a topping, so you can really tailor-fit it to your preferences. This makes it quite difficult to make groundbreaking changes in the recipe. Not a lot of folks thought of tweaking the dough recipe, however, which is where Hungry Howie’s found its niche.
With most folks focused on their toppings to give their pizzas the edge it needs to come out on top, Hungry Howie’s took a whole different direction and added various flavors to their crust. It definitely helped put the chain on the map and even start a trend.
Below are the latest Hungry Howie’s menu prices.
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|Large Cheese Pizza||$10.56|
|Small Cheese Pizza||$6.47|
|12'' Medium Cheese Pizza||$8.09|
|14'' Large Cheese Pizza||$10.09|
|10'' Small Cheese Pizza||$6.09|
|14'' Thin Crust Cheese Pizza||$10.54|
|Howie Special Pizza||$10.00|
|Meat Eaters Pizza||$9.91|
|Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger||$10.00|
|Howie Maui Pizza||$9.24|
|BBQ Chicken Pizza||$8.77|
|Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza||$9.76|
|Buffalo Chicken Pizza||$8.09|
|Asian Chicken Pizza||$8.53|
|Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Pizza||$8.22|
Wings and Tenders
|Eight Wings Bone in||$9.85|
|Spicy Chicken Tenders||$7.65|
|Five Spicy Chicken Tenders||$9.85|
Small Speciality Pizzas
|Small Howie Specialty Pizza||$11.50|
|Small Meat Eaters Specialty Pizza||$11.50|
|Small Veggie Specialty Pizza||$11.50|
|Small Howie Maui Specialty Pizza||$11.50|
|Small Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Specialty Pizza||$11.42|
|Small Chicken Bacon Ranch Specialty Pizza||$11.50|
|Small Barbeque Chicken Specialty Pizza||$11.50|
|Small Buffalo Chicken Specialty Pizza||$11.50|
Oven Baked Subs
|Deluxe Combination Sub||$6.31|
|Large Deluxe Combination Sub||$8.96|
|Ham and Cheese Sub||$6.34|
|Large Ham and Cheese Sub||$8.96|
|Large Veggie Sub||$8.96|
|Steak and Cheese Sub||$6.22|
|Large Steak and Cheese Sub||$9.02|
|Chicken Parmesan Sub||$6.35|
|Large Chicken Parmesan Sub||$9.02|
|Large Italian Sub||$8.96|
|Turkey Club Sub||$6.74|
|Pizza Deluxe Sub||$6.48|
|Chicken Bacon Ranch Sub||$6.44|
|Large Meatball Sub||$8.96|
|Large Pizza Deluxe Sub||$8.96|
|Large Turkey Club Sub||$9.07|
Large Speciality Pizzas
|Large Howie Special Specialty Pizza||$16.64|
|Large Meat Eaters Specialty Pizza||$16.64|
|Large Veggie Specialty Pizza||$16.64|
|Large Howie Maui Specialty Pizza||$16.64|
|Large Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Specialty Pizza||$16.42|
|Large Chicken Bacon Ranch Specialty Pizza||$16.64|
|Large Barbeque Chicken Specialty Pizza||$16.64|
|Large Buffalo Chicken Specialty Pizza||$16.64|
Single Specialty Pizzas - 8" Junior
|Chicken Bacon Ranch||$9.00|
Oven Baked Pasta
|Large Baked Spaghetti||$8.87|
|Large Chicken Parmesan Pasta||$9.44|
|Steak, Cheese and Mushroom Sub||$6.49|
|Spicy Chicken Salad||$6.07|
|Chicken Asiago Salad||$6.92|
|Chicken Caesar Salad||$6.76|
|3 Cheeser Howie Bread||$6.54|
|Asiago Howie Bread||$6.08|
|Cajun Howie Bread||$5.19|
|Cinnamon Howie Bread||$5.21|
|BBQ Sauce Cup||$0.69|
|Pizza Sauce Cup||$0.71|
|Garlic Butter Cup||$0.67|
|Blue Cheese Cup||$0.67|
|Buffalo Sauce Cup||$0.69|
Salads - Fresh to Order
|Large Greek Salad||$9.40|
|Large Chef Salad||$9.40|
|Large Antipasto Salad||$10.23|
|Large Spicy Chicken Salad||$10.25|
|Large Garden Salad||$7.66|
|2 Liter Soda||$3.07|
Breads and Howie Roll
|Regular Howie Bread||$4.67|
|Regular Three Cheezer Bread||$5.53|
|Regular Cajun Bread||$4.67|
|Regular Pepperoni Roll||$4.99|
|Regular Asiago Bread||$4.71|
|Original Howie Wings||$8.92|
|Regular Cinna-mmm Bread||$4.18|
|Cinna MMM Bread||$3.92|
|Garlic Butter Sauce||$0.80|
|Bleu Cheese Dressing||$0.83|
|Sweet White Icing||$0.78|
|Pizza Dipping Sauce||$0.76|
|Large 2 Topping Pizza, Three Cheezer Bread & 2 Liter of Soda||$20.99|
Looking at Hungry Howie’s prices, it’s easy to see how and where they started. When they first opened in Taylor, Michigan in 1973, they were a very small pizza place that mostly thrived on deliveries. Due to their proximity to the local high school, they soon became a popular hang-out.
Soon enough, the owner, James Hearn, and his delivery guy, Steve Jackson, decided to partner up and franchise their operation. Within three years, they were able to open 65 locations and their growth continued. Today, they have 55o stores in 21 states. Not bad for what used to be a high school hang out.
What’s more impressive about Hungry Howie’s is that the growth is as organic as it can be. It wasn’t acquired by a more experienced company so the fact that it grew to its size today is actually a great feat.
What They’re Famous For
Being a pizza chain, it should be expected that Hungry Howie’s is known for its pizza. It has always been a reliable carry out and delivery joint and is quite possibly a household name in the cities and towns that have a branch or two.
However, since it is touted as the “Home of Flavored Crust Pizza”, these items are also quite possibly the most talked-about entries on their menu. It’s a very simple tweak to the classic pizza as they only really added ingredients into the dough recipe. However, the change it brought proved to be revolutionary as it added another dimension to the dish. As a result, it was imitated by quite a lot of other chains.
The creation of the Flavored Crust is also quite interesting. It’s actually from an idea of one of Hungry Howie’s franchisees. They started adding sesame seeds and butter to their crusts which then enhanced the flavor of their pizzas. The owners looked into it and tested them out by offering an initial of 8 flavor options in 1985. They worked and the pizza chain never looked back.
Today, the 8 flavors available are Asiago, Butter, Onion, Cajun, Butter Cheese, Garlic Herb, Sesame, and Ranch. They allow great mixing and matching if you’re keen on building your own pizzas.
Why Eat Here
It’s very likely that you already have a favorite pizza place but it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give others a try. If you’re considering giving Hungry Howie’s a go, here are some great reasons that should convince you to order from them soon.
1. They’re helping spread awareness about breast cancer.
Everyone loves a business that carries out their corporate responsibility well. Hungry Howie’s have always been with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, so it tends to hit close to home to many consumers. To help out, they have their annual Love, Hope & Pizza campaign every October when they turn their boxes and website pink as well as donate to the foundation for every pizza sold.
According to the company, they’ve already donated about $1.5 million to the foundation as of September 2o16.
2. You can build your own pizza.
Sure, you can build your own pizza at home but there’s no guarantee that it will have a pizzeria-level quality. By turning to Hungry Howies, however, you can be sure that you’ll get a nice pizza with the ingredients that you want.
With the Flavored Crust pizzas, you can even take things up a notch and push the theme of your pizza to the extreme. With the right ingredients, you can easily create the perfect theme for your pizza and whip up the exact dish that you have in mind.
To learn more about Hungry Howie’s or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.hungryhowies.com.