Darrell Howell is a family man who decided to return to the restaurant industry in order to spend more time with his wife and children. He worked hard, growing his Pizza Hut footprint significantly. He expanded his Pizza Hut franchise stake to include multiple locations in multiple states. He left the insurance industry in 2003, and by 2015, he was one of the largest Pizza Hut franchisors in the region. He sold those restaurants in December 2015, transitioning back to the corporate world.