Visit Our Booth at the 2017 International Pizza Expo

The 2017 International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas is just around the corner (March 27-30), and we couldn’t be more excited to announce Detroit Style Pizza Co. will be manning a booth at the world’s most important pizza trade show. If you’ve never attended the International Pizza Expo, you’re missing out on an amazing opportunity to connect with some of the biggest names in the industry, learn about new products and trends before they hit the market, and attend more than 90 business-building seminars that will help propel your operation to the next level. In the past I’ve led seminars at the Expo, and this year I’ll be participating in… Read More

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Detroit Style Pizza in Huge Demand

The Motor City Secret is out of the bag and into square pans worldwide – and things are just heating up After I was crowned World Champion Pizza Maker in 2012, we set out to put Detroit Style Pizza on the map. Our mission was to pit our unique style against well-known styles like New York and Chicago in the debate over the world’s best pizza. The problem? Outside of the Motor City, few had ever heard of Detroit Style Pizza – and even fewer had ever tried a slice. Just five years later, all that has changed. Today, dozens of pizzerias and restaurants serve Authentic Detroit Style Pizza across the… Read More

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Buscemi’s Brings Back Legendary ‘Detroit Style’ Pizza

Our Roseville neighbors are celebrating their 60th anniversary by bringing back their Detroit Style Pizza. With 45 locations in the Metro Detroit area they have been named by Pizza Today Magazine one of the “Top 100 Pizza Chains in the Country”. “Earlier this year, we started test-marketing our original Detroit Style pizza in three locations, selling it by the slice and as a whole pizza pie,” Buscemi explains. “Customers went crazy for it! We had to bring it back by popular demand!”. Just another sign that Detroit Style Pizza is going strong and people absolutely love it. I receive google alerts anytime “Detroit Style Pizza” is mentioned in the news. Today… Read More

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South Korea Now Serving Up Detroit Style Pizza – Interview with John Kim (Motor City)

Co-Owner & Tribe Leader of Manimal Korea, John Kim, is now serving up the Motor City Secret in Seoul, Korea. With a vision and a lot of determination he materialized an idea and I am very proud to see what John and his team have built. This young entrepreneur has created some great dining experience concepts in a short time, including his most recent concept Motor City -Detroit Style Pizza & Casual Dining. John Kim is a former graduate from our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker Program and has consulted with others as well to perfect his craft and gain knowledge for his business. What I admire most about John is… Read More

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Detroit Style Pizza Wins Great Pizza War of 2016

In June 2016, the New York Post decided to rail against Detroit Style Pizza in favor of its native New York Style. The Post called our style of pizza the “new hipster horror” and pointed out that it’s not “topped with bullets.” Such disparaging remarks didn’t go unnoticed, as the pizza world and Detroit media quickly came to the defense of Detroit Style Pizza in what Mike Thompson dubbed “The Great Pizza War of 2016.” Both traditional and social media quickly erupted with criticism for the Post editorial. We’re truly passionate about Detroit Style Pizza, so we were thrilled to see so many people set the record straight for our… Read More

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How to Make Detroit Style Pizza at Home – Video

This video was provided by our friend Alejandro Ramon. He has been cooking and baking since the age of 9 and currently is a Zingerman’s Bake Instructor. For Alejandro Ramon’s full DSP recipe and directions visit his blog  “Just One Bite, Please?“. Visit his YouTube Channel “Just One Bite, Please?” to see step-by-step instructions for many of his other recipes. Remember; Sharing is caring, Just One Bite, Please?  

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Steel Pans Are Back!

Since production ceased in 2010, Detroit Style Pizza makers have struggled to capture the performance of the original blue steel pans – until now! Detroit Style Pizza Co. is proud to bring back steel pans to our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pan lineup; and though they’re not blue, they are every bit as good as the pans Gus Guerra repurposed from the Motor City’s automotive parts trays back in 1946. Our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Steel Pans won’t pit, rust, or chip like the previous cold-rolled pans produced in Mexico were. After baking, pizzas come right out of the pans with very little sticking and none of the crazy peeling issues… Read More

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Exciting News from the 2016 International Pizza Expo

I recently returned from the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, where I took second place in the Best of the Best Competition. The competition represented a bittersweet moment for me, as this was the last year I was eligible to compete but also the year I was inducted as a member of the World Pizza Champion Team – an incredible honor I’m both humble and proud to receive! But the International Pizza Expo is much bigger than me, and I’m thrilled to report exciting new developments from the expo that will positively impact all Detroit Style Pizza Makers. When I was named World Champion Pizza Maker of the Year in… Read More

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How to Start a Successful Pizzeria, Part 10: Training

This is the tenth in a multi-part series about how to start and grow a successful pizzeria, by World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo Before I founded Detroit Style Pizza Co., I had years of experience in the pizza industry: I started as a delivery driver in high school, worked my way up to management, and eventually purchased an existing establishment before launching my own recipe and brand. Now a days I hear of insurance companies and landlords turning people away if they have no experience in the pizza business and are looking to open a pizzeria. They are only accepting those with experience and training. Still, all those years of… Read More

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