Hungry Howie’s Pizza, originator of the Flavored Crust pizza, has inked a 20-store multi-unit agreement in Arizona with plans to open the new locations within the next five years. In addition, franchisee Fawzi Simon has also purchased 18 of the brand’s existing stores in Phoenix and Tucson, with plans to remodel over the next 6 months.
Simon is presently researching prospective store locations to bring even more of Hungry Howie’s popular flavored crust pizzas to Arizona. With over 30 years of experience in business ownership, he operates multiple convenience stores and gas stations in both Arizona and Michigan. In addition, Simon has been involved with family business Atlas Oil, a premier national fuel supply and distribution company.
“Arizona is a big focus area for us and we know Fawzi is the perfect addition to our team to help expand our footprint all over the southwestern state,” says Steve Jackson, CEO of Hungry Howie’s. “Fawzi has successfully owned and operated a variety of businesses and we are certain with his expertise our Hungry Howie’s restaurants in Arizona will continue to flourish.”
“I’ve been looking to add a resilient brand to my business portfolio and was impressed by Hungry Howie’s business model and famous flavored crust pizzas,” says franchisee Fawzi Simon. “It’s an honor to acquire the brands’ existing Arizona locations and I look forward to growing the concept even more within the state.