Detroit Style Pizza Wins Great Pizza War of 2016

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… 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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How to Start Your Own Successful Pizzeria, Part 9: Location and Lease

This is the ninth installment of a multi-part series on how to plan, start and grow your pizzeria business Location, location, location. The oft-repeated real estate mantra rings true for the pizzeria industry. Here’s how to find a location for your pizzeria and negotiate a favorable lease. How to find a location for your pizzeria There are two different routes you can go: hire a real estate broker, which is what I recommend, or you can do it yourself. When you hire a broker, chances are you’ll be able to jump on fresh leads before they even hit the market. Brokers have relationships with real estate agents, so they know… Read More

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How to Start Your Own Successful Pizzeria, Part 8: Menu Creation and Vendors

This is the eighth installment of a multi-part series on how to plan, start and grow your pizzeria business You probably have a good idea for what your main menu items will be; now you need to fill out your menu with side items, desserts, and beverages. You might even consider diet-specific options, such as a gluten-free pizza or vegetarian options. The following details how to create your menu and work with vendors to maintain high-quality and low costs. NOTE: Ideally, you complete this step as part of your business plan to account for menu-related startup and operating costs. How to choose your menu items You already know you’re going… Read More

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How to Start a Successful Pizzeria, Part VII: Business and Legalities

This is the seventh installment of a multi-part series on how to plan, start and grow your pizzeria business So far we’ve covered how to define and refine your vision for your pizzeria; by now, you should know what your company will do, who it will serve, what you will stand for, and what your customers will experience. The next steps are to map out your strategy for bringing your pizzeria to fruition and satisfy any government and legal requirements. Essentially, this is the “get your ducks in a row” stage that is necessary to build a foundation for long-term success. Follow each step to make your transition from concept… Read More

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Authentic Detroit Style Pizza sweeps the globe!

If you’re looking for a great opportunity to launch a new pizzeria or bolster your existing operation with a unique offering that’s rapidly growing and has proven staying power, look no further than Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. Our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker Training Program fuses style prep and business training to give you a comprehensive education in how to make and market Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, as well as how to launch a successful pizzeria or adopt our style of pizza into your existing business. Need proof Detroit Style Pizza is taking over the world? Check out these headlines, many featuring graduates of our program: Forget the Chicago vs.… Read More

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How to Start a Successful Pizzeria, Part VI: Values and Vision

This is the sixth in a multi-part series that shows you step-by-step how to plan, start, and grow your pizzeria business By now you know that defining your mission statement, brand, goals, and concept are important pieces to the startup pizzeria puzzle. In addition to well-founded market research, these are the best ways to influence success. However, two aspects many startup pizzerias overlook are defining your values and vision. What are your values and vision? Your values and vision are intertwined with your mission and your goals, but they’re not the same things. Your mission states what you stand for; your values explain how you’ll live up to that standard… Read More

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