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Units as of 2019
212 (33 lost in 3 years)
15.6%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$111K - $211K

Company Overview

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.

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About Fox's Pizza Den

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Pizza
Founded
1971
Parent Company
Fox's Pizza Den Inc.
Leadership
James Fox, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1974 (47 years)
# of employees at HQ
12
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
212 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
4425 William Penn Hwy.
Murrysville, PA 15668

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Fox's Pizza Den franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$10,000
Initial Investment
$110,800 - $210,800
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$40,000
Royalty Fee
$300/mo.
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Fox's Pizza Den has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
80 hours
Classroom Training
40 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
10
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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