Detroit Style Pizza: Creating an Icon

Turning Buddy's Pizza into a National Brand for Detroit Style Pizza

by Cliff Duvernois

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Detroit Style Pizza has its home at Buddy’s Pizza. What started as a single, simple home has grown into a thriving chain of restaurants that focuses on maintaining the original feel that made Buddy’s Pizza so popular. Wesley Pikula, Chief Brand Officer, shares with us the history of Buddy’s Pizza, including how they always managed to take advantage of the national press to help push their restaurant to the forefront of Detroit Style Pizza making.

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Buddy’s Pizza: Home of Detroit Style Pizza

If you find yourself in the vibrant city of Detroit, Michigan, and have a hankering for some lip-smacking pizza, look no further than Buddy’s Pizza. This legendary joint serves up the most incredible Detroit-style pizza you’ll ever taste. Get ready to sink your teeth into a slice of heaven as we explore what makes Buddy’s Pizza an absolute must-visit for pizza aficionados.

Detroit-style pizza isn’t just a pizza style; it’s a culinary masterpiece that was born in the heart of Motor City. And guess who was there to make it famous? You got it, Buddy’s Pizza! Back in 1946, this humble neighborhood bar decided to serve up some mouthwatering pizza, and boy, did they hit the jackpot. They’ve been dishing out their signature square pies ever since, winning hearts and stomachs along the way.

The crust at Buddy’s Pizza is the stuff dreams are made of. Light, airy, and packed with flavor, it’s everything you could want in a pizza base. Baked to perfection in rectangular pans, the crust manages to be both crispy and chewy, striking the perfect balance. And let’s not forget the delightful buttery goodness that makes each bite a true delight. Prepare yourself for crust that’ll have you saying, “Wow, this is what pizza should taste like!”

At Buddy’s Pizza, the toppings are as diverse and exciting as the city itself. From classic combos like pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms to inventive creations like BBQ chicken and fresh basil, there’s a pizza to suit every taste bud. Picture this: mouthwatering toppings layered beneath a generous blanket of Wisconsin brick cheese. The result? Flavor explosions that will have you swooning with each heavenly bite.

Whether you’re a die-hard meat lover or a devoted vegetarian, Buddy’s Pizza has got you covered. Their menu boasts an impressive array of pizza options, including the legendary “Detroiter” with double pepperoni, cheese, and tomato basil sauce. If you’re craving something a little greener, go for the “Margherita” topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, and garlic. No matter your preferences, prepare to embark on a flavor journey that’ll leave you wanting more.

Buddy’s Pizza offers more than just incredible pies; it provides an experience. Step inside their inviting establishment and you’ll be greeted by friendly staff, cozy seating, and an atmosphere that exudes Detroit’s rich heritage. Whether you choose to dine in and soak up the lively ambiance or grab a pizza to-go, Buddy’s Pizza ensures that each customer feels like family. Their dedication to exceptional service makes the pizza taste even better.

When in Detroit, experiencing the magic of Detroit-style pizza at Buddy’s Pizza is an absolute must. With its heavenly crust, tantalizing toppings, and warm atmosphere, this iconic establishment has rightfully earned its place in pizza history. So, grab a friend, head on over to Buddy’s Pizza, and let your taste buds embark on a journey that celebrates the soul of Detroit, one slice at a time.