On March 7, 1971, with $500, a rented storeroom and some pieces of used equipment rescued from the snow and ice of a Pittsburgh scrap yard, Jim Fox fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening a pizza shop in his hometown of Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. As the first pizza slid from the oven at 4:00 that afternoon, he had no chance of knowing that he’d be sold out just six hours later, making Fox Pizza Menu an instant success.
In 1973, Jim opened a second Fox’s Pizza Den in nearby Harrison City as well as a third in East Pittsburgh. With all the opening of his fourth location in Swissvale, Jim introduced an innovative concept that could revolutionize the pizza industry inside the Pittsburgh area – home delivery. As word spread, friends began calling Jim about opening franchised pizza shops. Understanding that franchising could help others reach their dreams of independence, Jim incorporated Fox’s Pizza Den in 1974.
Now celebrating our 45th anniversary, we have seen it hasn’t stopped growing. Today there are more than 200 franchises operating coast to coast in 25 states. Fox’s Pizza Distribution, formed in 1986, offers the franchises with consistent high-quality product and reliable distribution. Because of its successful formula, Fox’s Pizza Den was voted best pizza franchise of 1993 from the National Pizza and Pasta Association and received PMQ’s 2005 and 2007 Pizza Industry Enterprise (PIE) award. Fox’s has become consistently ranked among the best pizza and sandwich franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur and Pizza Today magazines.
For making Fox Pizza Sunday Hours a hit, Jim Fox has become in a position to provide entrepreneurs with the chance to achieve their very own success and independence while strengthening the economies of small, all-American towns.
he seventh-annual Pizza & Prevention – an annual partnership between area fire departments and Fox’s Pizza Den in Punxsutawney – was a major success Saturday.
According to Scott Anthony, the homeowner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Punxsy, the event raised about $20,000. He explained that figure is a 30-percent increase over last year’s amount, while Fox’s sold a mix of 2,350 Big Daddy Pizzas, plus coupon cards.
Included in the seventh-annual event, firefighters took part in delivering the pizzas and, while making stops at home, checked out the customers’ smoke detectors to ensure these people were in working order. For those homes that did fdvsat have smoke detectors, firefighters provided the devices, courtesy of Nationwide Insurance-The Kengersky Agency, while Wal-Mart provided batteries.
Anthony created the Fox And Hound Bar And Grill effort annually after Sept. 11, 2001, as a way to show gratitude toward the community’s firefighters, who, in addition to keeping the city safe, spend much of the season fund-raising for necessary equipment and training.