What's In Store

Hungry Howie’s to open in Cornelius Sept. 23

Hungry Howie’s Pizza will open its 17th North Carolina location in Cornelius on Sept. 23.

The chain’s new store will be in the Lake Norman area at 18059 West Catawba Ave., according to a statement this week.

Michigan-based Hungry Howie’s is known for its flavored-crust pizza, and also offers calzone-style submarine sandwiches and salads.

The chain operates over 600 locations nationwide, including eight in the Charlotte area.

The fast-casual pizza industry is a fast-growing one, particularly in the Charlotte region. Among others, Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza, St. Louis-based artisan pizza chain Crushed Red and fast-growing Ohio chain Donato’s Pizza are all looking to grow their Charlotte footprint with local franchisees.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta