Celebrate National Pizza Day in Michigan with the OG of Detroit Style Pizza
Detroit Style Pizza has seemingly taken over all of Michigan and now the United States.
For National Pizza Day which happens every February, you can even find it at some college games and your local grocery store, even in Genesee County, in the frozen foods department.
Buddy's Pizza available at football, basketball and hockey games
Buddy's sells a 4-slice pizza at concession stands for Michigan Athletics, according to the Detroit News. It's even served in a cool "Go Blue" box.
No word if Buddy's will infiltrate other Michigan Universities' concession stands.
Buddy's Pizza expanding outside of Michigan.
The Detroit Style Pizza maker has been positioning itself for growth outside of their 20+ locations across Michigan. Crain's Detroit Business reports new leadership (CEO and COO) was installed at the corporate level. They're ready to expand around the country.
The quality of the frozen pies has been well-received, so far.
A couple of original employees left Buddy's to start their own restaurants.
When a company is pushing 100 years old and just now getting into expansion, you can bet other chefs have the original recipe memorized.
Gus Guerra and crew came up with the concept for the Detroit Style/rectangular pie. He sold the business back in the day. Then, he opened Cloverleaf (in Eastpointe). Another former employee, Louis Tourtois, left to start Loui's Pizza in Hazel Park. If you've heard of Shield's Pizza, they also serve an original version of the recipe.
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