135 Highway 23 West
Foley, MN 56329
Monday - Thursday
11am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday
11am to 10pm
11am to 8pm
Welcome to Wild Bill's Pizza
Under New Management!
Grilled Paninis ~ Hand Toasted Artisan Pizza
NEW - Wine Night on Wednesdays!
After the Civil War when the western cattle
industry was expandin’ there was a need for
some sorta mobile kitchen. Large cattle drives
required men and men required large amounts
A fella by the name of Charles Goodnight got
credited with inventin’ the chuck wagon in 1866.
In his preparations to take a herd of 2,000
longhorn cattle from northern Texas to Denver he
revamped an army surplus government wagon,
fittin’ it with the distinguishin’ feature, the slopin'
box at the rear. The hinged lid became the cook’s
table. The wagon’s box got fitted with shelves,
drawers, boxes and barrels to hold food, utensils
and supplies for the long arduous journey.
To the cowboys, chuck was food so the box of
the wagon got to be called a “chuck box” and then
the wagon became known as a “chuck wagon”.
Our chuck wagon comes to us from Rock Springs,
Wyoming and it dates back to the 1880’s. As y’all
can see, there has been a few repairs on the old
wagon. The new bows and canvas came outta
Marysville, Kansas. We hope you enjoy it. We think
it brings plenty of cowboy character to Wild Bill’s.