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Forza Forni!

We’ve introduced you to the wood fire oven that cooks every Hard Knox pizza. This week we want to introduce you to the masterminds behind our Hardin Valley oven- Forza Forni! 15 years ago, a man named Peter Forni had been living in Spain, where Italian ovens were a common way to cook delicious food. When the time came for Peter to move to California, [...]

By |2018-11-23T22:52:24+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Hard Knox Blog, Partnership|0 Comments

Meet Quan Evans!

If you know him, you love him- our Kitchen Manager, Quan Evans, is one of a kind! Quan is loyal, determined, team oriented, humble, extremely smart, and one of the hardest workers you will ever meet. Quan’s journey at Hard Knox began when he was still in high school. Our owner Alexa had developed a program through Austin East High School called “The School of [...]

By |2018-12-12T15:40:35+00:00November 16th, 2018|Hard Knox Blog, Hard Knox Team|0 Comments

2 Chicks and a Farm

Introducing one of our awesome partners- 2 Chicks and a Farm! 2 Chicks and a farm is a local farm that provides naturally grown (and delicious) produce. It all started back in 2012 out of Dandridge, Tennessee, when these two woman decided they wanted to start a small garden to sustain themselves. At the time, there were not a lot of naturally grown options in [...]

By |2018-12-12T15:40:08+00:00November 8th, 2018|Hard Knox Blog, Partnership|0 Comments

The G.O.A.T

Get ready for your mouth to water because it’s time to introduce the November special— The G.O.A.T! The G.O.A.T stands for “the greatest of all time,” and it may be just that! Starting with an olive oil base, followed by bourbon glazed brussel sprouts, bacon, mushrooms, onions, goat cheese crumbles, and then topped with rosemary and sea salt. As soon as the pizza comes out [...]

By |2018-11-05T19:58:38+00:00November 1st, 2018|Hard Knox Blog, Monthly Special|0 Comments

Nourish Knoxville- PoP!

Being a part of the Knoxville community is one of the best parts about being a local pizzeria. This week we have the opportunity to highlight one of the special organizations Hard Knox is a part of! If you’re a Knoxville resident, you likely have spent a Wednesday or Saturday morning walking the streets of the local Market Square Farmers' Market. For the past 6 [...]

By |2018-12-12T15:39:16+00:00October 26th, 2018|Hard Knox Blog|0 Comments

Meet Hardin Valley’s General Manager- Grace!

This week we have the special privilege of introducing you to our Hardin Valley General Manager- Grace McMichael!  Grace is a special soul that has a large impact on both our customers and employees. This week we spoke with both Grace and owner Alexa Sponcia to gain a better insight into what makes Grace such a crucial part of Hard Knox. Grace was actually Alexa’s [...]

By |2018-10-19T20:03:23+00:00October 19th, 2018|Hard Knox Blog, Hard Knox Team|0 Comments

YWCA Percentage Night!

October 15th is going to be a special night at Hard Knox Pizza! One of our favorite parts about the restaurant business is having the opportunity to be a part of our community. We absolutely love being able to team up with people, organizations, and other businesses to make an impact. We are always humbled when we are asked to be a part of an [...]

By |2018-12-12T15:38:09+00:00October 12th, 2018|Dontations, Hard Knox Blog|0 Comments

The Calzone!

It’s officially October which means it’s time to announce a new monthly special!  For the entire month of October, we are bringing you The Calzone. But not just any calzone, the Hard Knox Calzone! Hard Knox use to have calzones on our daily menu. We believe that every single item on our menu needs to be exceptional, so when we felt like our calzones weren’t [...]

By |2018-10-05T19:38:45+00:00October 5th, 2018|Hard Knox Blog, Hard Knox News, Monthly Special|0 Comments

Hard Knox Fun Facts!

Did you know that this year alone Hard Knox Pizza… Has made: -46,000 pizzas. -45,000 drinks. -16,000 salads. Has served over 30,000 guests. Has supported over 40 local charities and events. Has given away more than $10,000 in gift cards. Currently Employs over 60 people. Has two locations situated within 3 miles of 75% of the Knoxville population.  For every item of food we make, [...]

By |2018-10-03T00:25:25+00:00September 29th, 2018|Fun Facts, Hard Knox Blog|0 Comments

Check Out Label Labs!

Our mission at Hard Knox Pizza is to create an unforgettable culinary experience every time someone eats our food. When we heard about the Label Labs Sessions, we knew it was an experience we’d be honored to be a part of. We feel confident that their event paired with the donation of our food will create that unforgettable experience we aim for. After interviewing Michael [...]

By |2018-09-21T17:47:10+00:00September 21st, 2018|Donations, Hard Knox Blog|0 Comments