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Hungry Howie’s newest Monroe location is offering opening promotions
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Hungry Howie’s newest Monroe location is offering opening promotions

MONROE — Rebecca Shannon of Dundee grew up in the pizza business. Her parents, Patrick and Carole Shannon of Milan, opened a Hungry Howie’s in their hometown 28 years ago.

At the age of 3, Shannon started folding pizza boxes and as she grew, her role in the family business changed.

In 2018, Shannon became a franchisee with her first store in Adrian.

She now runs the family’s seven Hungry Howie’s pizza shops with locations in Adrian, Dundee, Milan, Monroe, Saline and Toledo.

The 27-year-old said she is excited about a location in downtown Monroe.

Although the business opened its doors on May 1, the official opening day of Hungry Howie’s at 601 S. Monroe St. is Monday, May 13. It is the second location in Monroe for the Shannon family.

In celebration of the new activities, the store is offering exclusive promotions, including free pizza for the first 50 orders placed.

“I am incredibly excited to expand the Hungry Howie’s brand in the Monroe community,” said Rebecca Shannon. “As someone who has grown with the brand since a young age, it has been an honor to grow Hungry Howie’s presence in the Monroe market. To celebrate, we are kicking off our week-long celebration with special offers for the Monroe -community.”

Opening celebrations of Hungry Howie’s newest Monroe location include:

  • Monday, May 13: The first 50 orders will receive free pizzas.
  • Tuesday, May 14: 10% of all proceeds from each purchase will be donated to Humane Society of Monroe County.
  • Wednesday, May 15: 10% of all proceeds from each purchase will be donated to Paula’s House.
  • Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19: 51% discount on regular-price pizzas (pick-up orders placed online only)

“We have been active in the community for ten years. We opened the only store on Telegraph in 2014,” Shannon said. “We always wanted to expand and reach more of the community with our food and customer service.”

She said they found the land on South Monroe Street in 2021 and it took a long time to build it from the ground up.

“This is our first store that we built from the ground up,” she says. “We’re really happy to be open 2.5 years later and be downtown to be more involved in the community and to be able to reach out to organizations and groups to collaborate on things.”

The Monroe store will offer Hungry Howie’s flavored crust pizzas along with a selection of oven-baked Calzone-style subs, Howie bread, sandwiches and wings, fresh salads and desserts. The location also offers curbside pickup, traditional in-store pickup, and delivery to surrounding areas.

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Hungry Howie’s started as a 1,000-square-foot burger shop in Taylor and has since expanded to 535 locations nationwide.

The South Monroe Street store has 20 employees and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

– Contact reporter Lisa Vidaurri-Bowling at [email protected].