On March 7, 1971, with $500, a rented storeroom and some bits 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 realizing that he’d be sold out just six hours later, making Fox Pizza Prices an instant success.
In 1973, Jim opened a second Fox’s Pizza Den in nearby Harrison City along with a third in East Pittsburgh. With all the opening of his fourth location in Swissvale, Jim introduced a modern concept that will revolutionize the pizza industry in the Pittsburgh area – home delivery. As word spread, friends began calling Jim about opening franchised pizza shops. Understanding that franchising might help others reach their hopes for independence, Jim incorporated Fox’s Pizza Den in 1974.
Now celebrating our 45th anniversary, we percieve 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, supplies the franchises with consistent high-quality product and reliable distribution. Due to its successful formula, Fox’s Pizza Den was voted best pizza franchise of 1993 through the National Pizza and Pasta Association and received PMQ’s 2005 and 2007 Pizza Industry Enterprise (PIE) award. Fox’s has been consistently ranked among the best pizza and sandwich franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur and Pizza Today magazines.
In making Fox Pizza Hours Today successful, Jim Fox has become capable of provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to achieve their very own success and independence while strengthening the economies of small, all-American towns.
he seventh-annual Pizza & Prevention – a yearly partnership between area fire departments and Fox’s Pizza Den in Punxsutawney – had been a major success Saturday.
Based on Scott Anthony, the owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Punxsy, the event raised about $20,000. He said that figure is really a 30-percent increase over last year’s amount, while Fox’s sold a mixture of 2,350 Big Daddy Pizzas, plus coupon cards.
As part of the seventh-annual event, firefighters took part in delivering the pizzas and, while making stops at home, examined the customers’ smoke detectors to make certain these 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 Hours effort annually after Sept. 11, 2001, as a way to show gratitude toward the community’s firefighters, who, along with keeping the community safe, spend much of the season fund-raising for necessary equipment and training.