On March 7, 1971, with $500, a rented storeroom and a few 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 way of knowing that he’d be sold out just six hours later, making Fox’s Pizza Den an instant success.
Since then, it hasn’t stopped growing. Today there are more than 220 franchises operating in 19 states with annual sales topping $60 million. Fox’s Pizza Distribution, formed in 1986, provides the franchises with consistent high-quality product and reliable distribution enabling fox’s 1,950 employees to sell over 60,000 pizzas and 30,000 sandwiches weekly. Because of its successful formula, Fox’s Pizza Den was voted best pizza franchise of 1993 by the National Pizza and Pasta Association.
Quality franchising reduces the risks associated with starting your own business. Choosing to become a franchise gives you a distinct advantage in the marketplace because the franchiser who has a time-tested quality track record has already made the mistakes for you. That experience prevents you from making the same mistakes and enables you to receive the training and marketing assistance that is needed to ensure your success down the road.
The pizza industry offers today’s franchisees unlimited opportunity. While many businesses are trendy – here today, gone tomorrow – pizza has been one of the most popular and stable food products in this country for over 50 years. And as the demand for pizzas, sandwiches and home delivery continues to grow, so too does the demand for Fox’s Pizza Den franchises.
Being part of the Fox’s family enables you to access collective information from over 220 franchisees in order to see what works and what doesn’t. They give you the flexibility to create a menu that best satisfies your customers. They also have one of the only pizza commissaries in the nation to provide consistent high-quality product to their franchises at reasonable prices.
It takes a great deal of initiative to risk going into business, especially if you have never done it before. Fox’s Pizza Den will be there to help you in any way possible once you make that decision. They can assist their franchisees with site selection, business plans, bank referrals, instructions for bookkeeping and inventory control, layout, purchasing and installation of equipment, and in-house advertising. Their long-range goals for Fox’s Pizza Den franchises are health, wealth and happiness, because their success hinges on your success.
Fox’s Pizza Den
3243 Old Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Phone: (724) 733-7888
Fax: (724) 325-5479