Supersized Food Truck Stays Local, Sustainable

The Fox Pizza Bus is the only food truck equipped with a wood-fire oven

By Joseph J. Fisher
|  Thursday, May 24, 2012  |  Updated 2:56 PM PDT
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The Fox Pizza Bus boasts two stories and the first mobile, enclosed wood-fire oven. The upstairs dining deck is expected to open this summer. NBC4's Mekahlo Medina reports during Today in LA on May 23, 2012.

Mekahlo Medina

The Fox Pizza Bus boasts two stories and the first mobile, enclosed wood-fire oven. The upstairs dining deck is expected to open this summer. NBC4's Mekahlo Medina reports during Today in LA on May 23, 2012.

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It's big, it's red and it's quite possibly the largest food truck to hit the road: the Fox Pizza Bus is a double-decker bus first built in Scotland, then shipped across the pond to grace the streets of Los Angeles.

It was stripped, gutted and transformed into the first-ever food truck with a built-in wood-fire oven and potential seating on the second level.

“We’re hoping to open our upstairs dining deck by this July or August so we can host family-style dinners, pig roasts, and use it as our own private event space in the future,’ said Jordan Hieshetter, co-owner.

Hieshetter and Chef Mike Fox developed the business in 2009 and officially introduced the bus to the road this April.

Fox focuses on fresh wood-fired oven baked pizzas cooked on site in the 600-degree oven with ingredients that are sustainable and local.

“We try to source everything within 100 or 200 miles,” Fox said. “Everything is picked up fresh from the farmer’s market a couple times a week.”

One of their most unique pizzas is the Brunch Pizza. It's served with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, heirloom tomatoes, charred onions topped with a fried egg.

Just like the 244 other food trucks that hit the roads of Los Angeles, hungry Angelenos can follow them on Twitter @FoxPizzaBus.

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