Hungry Howie’s Pizza is slated to open Jan. 27 at 9213 West Road, Houston. Diners who register in advance can get a free junior pizza at the pre-opening event Jan. 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The pizza chain is known for its eight flavored crust options, including butter, asiago cheese, ranch, Cajun and garlic herb, among others. Calzone-style subs, bread sticks, salads, wings and desserts are also on the menu.

The Michigan-based franchise has more than 550 locations across 20 states, including several in the Greater Houston area. 346-355-0707.