January 3, 1986, Jimmy’s Pizza opened its first store in a small northern Minnesota town. The decision was made from the beginning to serve only top quality products. Jimmy’s Pizza found their niche by offering delivery service in the small towns. The first store did so will that Jim and Jana Gordon, the founders of Jimmy’s Pizza, welcomed in other family members. By working together, the one store soon grew to eight. As the Jimmy’s Pizza chain grew so did the interest in the company. Jimmy’s Pizza first began selling existing locations then building new businesses for those desiring a store in the location of their choice.
It became apparent in time that franchising would be more beneficial both from the perspective of Jimmy’s Pizza and for any new prospective owners. So in 1996 Jimmy’s Pizza became federally franchised.
May 25, 2012, Jimmy’s Pizza Inc. announced the decision to expand the delivery of the legendary Jimmy’s Pizza quality pizza from independent convenience store locations under the name Jimmy’s Pizza Express. According to the founder and CEO of Jimmy's Pizza Inc.; James Gordon, "We are excited to help pioneer a pizza delivery program for the convenience store operator. It opens many new markets for us that would not have supported a standalone pizza operation".
In 2015, Jimmy’s Pizza Inc. purchase the family-owned Bonita’s Frozen Pizza Factory in Hatton, North Dakota. Bonita’s Pizza boasts over 25 years of experience. With that purchase, came the opportunity to produce our high quality FROZEN Jimmy’s Pizza line, in addition to Bonita’s Pizza. We know that your family will enjoy our pizzas as much as we do.
As of September 2016, you can find an almost world famous, Jimmy’s Pizza at one of 22 Jimmy’s Pizza Full Service locations, 4 Privately owned Jimmy’s Pizza locations, 10 Jimmy’s Pizza Express locations or 7 supermarket locations (with more to come soon) across the Mid-West. Our future goal is to continue to combine the freshest ingredients and friendly service to create an experience for you and your family to share for many more years to come.
Thank you for choosing Jimmy’s Pizza, where you can taste the Jimmy’s Difference.