Godfather’s Pizza, Incorporated announced expansion of its express pizza program to 17 additional Hucks Convenience Stores in five states. A total of 66 of the more than 120 Hucks locations now serve Godfather’s Pizza. Hucks first partnered with Godfather’s Pizza 25 years ago, and the two companies continue to grow and develop each year.
“Hucks Convenience Stores have been a great partner,” says Dave Gartlan, Godfather’s Pizza vice president of franchise development. “They believe in staying ahead of the times and offering their customers what they want. The Godfather’s Pizza mission has never changed, and neither has Hucks: the customer is the most important person in all our stores.”
Thirty Hucks locations have drive-thru windows. Seven of the new locations will incorporate the new BigShot pizza—GPI Corporate’s new licensed pizza program. BigShot Pizza is an authentic pizza that is easy to execute and has quality ingredients. Sizes include slices, minis or a whole pizza.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Godfather’s Pizza to include their product in more Hucks stores,” adds Ken Pearson, vice president of foodservice at Hucks Convenience Stores.
Hucks is a 100 percent employee-owned company that operates in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee and employs more than 1,500 people. The first Hucks Food & Fuel Convenience Store opened in 1974 by Bob Martin and Frank Bayley of Martin & Bailey, Inc. in Grayville, Illinois. Martin and Bayley continued to open more stores throughout the Midwest until they sold the franchise to their employees in 2001.