Pizza Factory is a restaurant chain specializing in serving pizza, pasta, calzones and sandwiches. Family owned and operated since its founding in 1979, Oakhurst, California-based Pizza Factory prepares favorites for its customers throughout the western United States and China. When Danny and Carol Wheeler opened the first restaurant near Yosemite National Park, it was called Danny's Red Devil Pizza. A name change and a few years later, the first franchise was opened with the help of Ron and Joyce Willey. Pizza Factory franchises are offered in three sizes -- full, mid and express. Full and mid-sized restaurants can either stand-alone or operate within large strip and shopping centers. Express locations can operate within resorts, malls, convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores.