Hungry Howie’s Pizza, the originator of the Flavored Crust Pizza®, announces the appointment of Tonya Michael as the company’s new Vice President of Operations. Michael, formerly serving as a Franchise Business Partner at McDonald’s, joins Hungry Howie’s with more than two decades of experience in the restaurant sector and a proven track record of achieving operational brilliance.
In her new role at Hungry Howie’s, Tonya will focus on strengthening the brand’s operational support, ensuring that franchisees are well-supported wit the tools needed for success. As the head of operations, she will devise new processes and procedures to drive the brand forward as a leader in the pizza industry.
“We are proud to welcome Tonya to the Hungry Howie’s family, and know that her knowledge and discipline of the largest restaurant company in the world will empower our teams and strengthen our operational foundation to improve the efforts to grow our brand,” said Steve Jackson, CEO & President of Hungry Howie’s Pizza. “With almost 550 restaurants open across the United States, Tonya will play a key role in elevating operations for the growth of our brand.”
“In the unprecedented times we face, if everyone can agree on one thing, it’s a love for delicious pizza,” said Michael. “I am honored to join the Hungry Howie’s team, and look forward to creating an unparalleled experience for our franchisees that will propel the brand forward.”
Previously, Tonya spent a 22-year tenure at McDonald’s, where she was responsible for the operations of over 500 company-owned and franchise locations.