In 1976, Dean Sosnowski opened his first Pizza King – originally named Deli-King.  He was only 20-years-old.

As people in the Fox Valley fell in love with his thin crust pizza, he changed his name to Pizza King, only selling Take & Bake pizzas.

Dean fell in love with Paula (Paula’s Perfect). They married in 1979.

An Appleton Papers employee asked us to open for lunch and offering sandwiches. Soon we had over 20 different sub sandwiches.

As Dean’s family grew, so did his business. In 1987, Dean opened his second location at Calumet St.

In 1991, Dean opened his third location on Northland.
“I enjoy building relationships with my customers. I know so many of them!” – DS

Reading Pizza King’s online reviews, it’s obvious why Dean and Paula’s son, Adam, opened a fourth location in 2009 in Greenville.

“We’ve used the same local suppliers since 1976.  We don’t switch people, and we don’t cut the food quality.” – DS

“Thank you for so many years of loyal patronage.  My family, staff and I are looking forward to serving the Fox Valley for many more years to come.” – DS


Pizza King has given back to the community and various charitable organizations and events throughout the years. If your charity or fundraising efforts could use our help, please contact us at

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