Buddy’s Pizza is a favorite here in metro Detroit. The word is out across the country as well. The restaurant that invented the first deep dish square pizza crust – pioneering Detroit’s original style pizza – has again earned the number one spot for independent pizzeria on Pizza Today’s Hot 100 list.
The award debuts in the magazine’s October 2011 issue. The Hot 100 list was compiled from mail out surveys that ranked the 100 largest independent pizzarias from across the nation, based on sales. As noted in Pizza Today, “This issue is eagerly devoured by readers and the list is a testament to the ingenuity, diligence and skill of the pizzeria owners who make the grade.”
Owner Robert Jacobs was pleased to see Buddy’s Pizza earn recognition for the work his staff does every day. “For the past 65 years Buddy’s Pizza has been serving Detroit with quality and creativity - and we’re proud to continue that tradition. We’ve grown along with our customers but we remain true to our history, our roots and that indendent spirit that started it all. We’re really pleased to be recognized by Pizza Today, and our customers.”
Buddy’s Pizza fans and customers share their thoughts daily on the Buddy’s Pizza Facebook page and Twitter feed. Former and current employees joined a Buddy’s Facebook group to keep in touch.
Earlier this year, Buddy’s unveiled the Motor City Pizza Collection, four inspired pizzas on the Buddy’s menu which are each associated with and benefiting a non-profit cultural institution in the metro Detroit area. When customers purchase The Detroit Institute of Arts; The Henry Ford; The Parade Company or The Detroit Zoo pizza, Buddy’s will donate $1 will to the non-profit institution throughout 2011.
Showing their Detroit spirit, Buddy’s experimented with its first square beer crust this year, by incorporating Kid Rock’s Badass Beer into their Kid Rock’s Badass Detroiter pizza. It is only available at the original 6 Mile and Conant location in Detroit.