Because of their lack of flavor and tough texture, pizza crusts are typically used as missing jigsaw pieces, door stoppers, and child-safe bathtub toys. But under the right conditions, they can also be eaten, as today's Groupon proves: for $5, you get $10 worth of flavored-crust pizza, sandwiches, and drinks at Hungry Howie's Pizza's Carter Hill and Burbank locations in Montgomery.
What sets the Hungry Howie’s menu apart from other pizza parlors, other than its complete lack of profanity, is the eight flavored-crust options that inject life into the formerly discarded pizza part. If you’re allergic to life, inject butter, onion, butter cheese, ranch, Cajun spices, garlic herb, or sesame instead. Keep thinking outside the pizza box by loading your flavorful crust with specialty pizza innards, such as the Howie Maui, packed with ham, smoked bacon, and pineapple ($13.85 for medium), and the Meat Eaters, with pepperoni, ground beef, Italian sausage, and ham ($13.85 for medium). DIY diners, on the other hand, can opt for a medium 12-inch pizza for $9.45 and add their own toppings for an additional $1.25 each. Howie's also serves up tasty wings (10 for $6.99), salads (try a small Greek for $5.99), calzone-style subs ($7.35), and Howie bread, which comes in buttered garlic ($3.99/large) and three cheese ($5.29/large).
Hungry Howie’s is a franchise that took flight back in 1973, when Jim Hearn converted a hamburger shop to the pie side of the Force. Since then, Hungry Howie’s remarkable success has forced other pizza franchises to start making their own crusts out of substances other than chipboard, aluminum siding, and old Styx LPs. Because Hungry Howie’s pizza tastes just as good backward as it does forward, share a slice and enjoy a Lady and the Tramp moment with your favorite bus driver.