While loaded with toppings, this pie from Hungry Howie's in Aurora — and many others like it — is sold with the promise of one of the chain's eight flavored crusts.

Rivaling Pizza Hut’s recent brand overhaul and addition of eight unique crust profiles, Howie’s offers eight crust varieties of its own: cajun, sesame, butter, butter cheese (we’re very curious as to the similarity to cheese whiz, here), garlic herb, ranch, onion and asiago cheese.

FILE - This Dec. 29, 2009 file photo shows a Big Mac sandwich in front of a drink at McDonald's in North Huntingdon, Pa.  McDonald’s on Monday. May 5, 2015 became the latest chain to announce that it’s teaming up with a service called Postmates to offer delivery as a pilot program in New York City, following similar announcements by Chipotle and Starbucks. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

The world’s biggest burger chain said Monday that it was starting the test and teaming up with Postmates, a service that is also working with Chipotle and Starbucks. It’s the latest sign that fast-food chains are eager to figure out ways to feed customer demands for greater convenience.

In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015 photo, customers walk into Howard Johnson's Restaurant in Lake George, N.Y. The HoJo’s on the main strip of the Adirondack Mountain resort town of Lake George and another in Bangor, Maine, are the last two restaurants operating under the famous name.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

“We have one of the last orange roofs left,” said John LaRock, frying up breakfasts at the Lake George HoJo’s, which retains a time-capsule quality, from the pie man on the weather vane to menu items that include Hawaiian-baked ham.

A heaping bowl of Tan Tan Ramen (spicy chicken) is just one of many dishes available for restauranteurs Jan. 30 at Katsu Ramen. Husband and wife Change Lee and Yumi Ogai, along with business partner Masumi Higo started serving traditional Japanese noodle bowls at Katsu Ramen, their new restaurant on Jan. 26 at the corner of South Havana Street and East Jewell Street in Aurora. The menu at Katsu (Japanese for victory) Ramen was designed by longtime Osaka, Japan ramen chef Shinsuke Hirao, who typically spends between 12 and 15 hours a day perfecting the restaurant’s signature noodle broth. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“It’s not for everybody, that’s what I thought,” he said. “But somehow a lot of customers are coming to try Tonkatsu, maybe because Colorado is growing so there are a lot of people from the East Coast and West Coast, where a lot of people know the dish.”


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