Does Anybody Remember Amarillo’s Hungry Howie’s?
It's been a minute since this pizza joint closed down, but after seeing some Facebook post's talking about it, I was recently reminded of its existence.
Hungry Howie's, the popular pizza joint that once graced the corner of Washington Street and 34th Avenue in Amarillo, apparently holds a special place in the hearts of locals. Although it closed its doors back in early 2018 and it currently a vape shop the memories of Hungry Howie's continue to bring a wave of nostalgia and fondness among some of Amarillo's residents.
Sadly, I have a confession to make though. In my younger years, I have never had Hungry Howie's pizza. I mean after reading people on Facebook talk about some of their experiences with Hungry Howie's Pizza choices, I am convinced that there were some pretty decent options.
Naturally, my curiosity got the best of me, so I checked out the Google reviews for the now-defunct Hungry Howie's on Georgia. And, most of those reviews are glowing with positivity! Like, seriously, people can't stop raving about it. The restaurant even had a 3.9-star rating on Google Reviews which seems pretty good for a small pizza franchise.
When I looked online to find out if Hungry Howies still had locations outside of Amarillo I was met with a very small list of surviving franchises across the U.S. It may be safe to assume that one of the reasons behind the closing of the Amarillo location may have been because of a decline in the Hungry Howie's franchise as a whole.
So despite its cult following back in the day, the reasons behind this pizza shop's demise remain a mystery and sadly will forever be lost in time.
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