Fox's Pizza Den

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pizza, sandwiches, wings, salads

Number of Locations: 251

Total Investment: $110.6K - $210.1K

Founded: 1971

Began Franchising: 1974

About Fox's Pizza Den

Jim Fox started working with pizza when he was 12, hanging around a local pizza shop filling soda machines and folding pizza boxes. In 1971, at age 24, he started Fox's Pizza Den in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. With $500, a rented storeroom and a few pieces of used equipment (rescued from a snow-covered Pittsburgh scrap yard), he began to build his empire. In 1973, Fox's Pizza Den started offering home delivery. In addition to pizza, Fox's offers stromboli, hoagies and wedgies (a sandwich served on pizza crust). Jim Fox assisted with Carnegie Mellon University's robotic team in developing the country's first pizza-making robot to help the physically disabled own and operate their own shops.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 251 0 0 0
2014 263 0 0 0
2013 276 0 0 0
2012 275 0 0 0
2011 282 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $110,550 - $210,050
Franchise Fee: $10,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $300/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: Varies. At franchisee's location: 7 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: National direct-mail marketing

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #342 (2015), #342 (2014), #359 (2013), #291 (2012), #270 (2011),

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