The Ultimate Detroit Style Pizza Pan Has Arrived

The wait is finally over… I’m thrilled to announce the new and improved Detroit Style Pizza Pan is here, and I’m confident saying if you want to bake truly Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, this is THE pan you need. What makes this pan THE ultimate Detroit Style Pizza Pan? The world’s top pizza chefs know the pan is the secret to Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, but it’s the secret of the pan itself that’s so challenging to get right. That’s why, after painstaking research and dozens of trials, we collaborated with world-renowned LloydPans to offer the perfect pan for baking Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. LloydPans was outstanding during the entire… Read More

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Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Pan Shortage – Part 2

I couldn’t be prouder of the fact that demand for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pans has skyrocketed over the past two years. Once used as parts trays by Detroit’s early automakers, there’s a lot of history behind the pans that are so critical to baking a truly Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. That’s why when our supplier stopped making the authentic pans we demand, we were forced into a supply shortage. In fact, our large pans have sold out and our small pans are almost gone. Not to worry – we’re working hard to find a new supplier for the perfect, truly Authentic, Detroit Style Pizza pan. We hope to have… Read More

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Calling Pizzeria Operators: What Do You Want to Read About?

For passionate business owners, operating your own pizzeria is one of life’s most fulfilling experience. It’s also one of the most challenging. That’s why I strive to offer tips and strategies for pizzeria operators that have worked for us at Detroit Style Pizza Co. – I want you to succeed! I’m always thrilled to help other Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers achieve success, whether it’s through our training/consulting, my seminars at the International Pizza Expo, the DetroitStylePizza.com newsletter, or the blog you’re reading right now. Still, after more than 18 years in the pizzeria business, I sometimes struggle to come up with topics. I need your help! What do you… Read More

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Tips for Hosting Pizzeria Tours (and why you should offer them)

Do you host tours at your pizzeria? If not, you’re missing an excellent opportunity to connect with your community, establish long-term customer loyalty, grow your business and boost profits. A good pizzeria tour is entertaining and educational for kids and adults alike, and is a powerful path to sustainable growth. Here are some tips for hosting successful pizzeria tours. 1. Make it entertaining First and foremost, your pizzeria tour should entertain. It should be hosted by someone with a fun, outgoing personality. Train staff members to make the experience memorable. Fun facts, humorous quips, and hands-on activities are great ways to keep your guests entertained. 2. Make it educational Your… Read More

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Why we use task management software to keep our employees on task

I’ve written a lot about how to operate a successful pizzeria – in fact, it’s a core component of our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker Training Program – but I haven’t written much about the technology we use to streamline operations for efficiency and profitability. One of the most important ways to maintain efficiency is to keep employees on task. As a pizzeria operator, that responsibility lies with you: you have to make sure processes are clearly explained, that employees have accessible reference material when they have questions, and that tasks are clearly defined. Those three things alone can take up a lot of time, which is why we use… Read More

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Why You Need To Offer Gluten-Free Options At Your Pizzeria

Detroit Style Pizza Co. was recently featured on In Johnna’s Kitchen, a blog about the creator’s experiences dining out and more. Specifically, Johnna wrote about the gluten-free pizza, cheesy breadsticks, and cinnamon breadsticks she ordered during her visit to Detroit Style Pizza Co. I’m proud to say she seemed impressed with our gluten-free menu options, stating “This was the thickest crust I have ever had gluten-free, and it was terrific…” and “… here I am, days later, wishing I had that second pizza.” We’re thrilled Johnna visited one of our restaurants and wrote such an amazing review, which brings us to the point of this post: you need to offer… Read More

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Good Systems = Great Service = Happy Customers = Profits

Have you ever noticed what word is often referred to when we’re discussing a group of components and actions that produce a desired and repeatable result? System. There are economic systems, nervous systems, ecosystems, and more. Systems are responsible for achievement; indeed, systems are critical to life itself. And though systemitizing your pizzeria isn’t likely to solve global warming, it is likely to make your pizzeria more efficient and more profitable. Good systems = great service = happy customers = profits That’s the topic of a seminar I’ll be giving next March at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, and it’s a topic I live and preach every single… Read More

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10 Fun Facts About Detroit Style Pizza

You might know Detroit Style Pizza features a thick crust that’s crunchy on the outside, light and airy on the inside; and that it’s a delicious style of pizza recently unleashed from its Detroit roots and gaining popularity nationwide. But how much do you really know about Detroit Style Pizza? Test your knowledge with following ten fun facts about Detroit Style Pizza. Detroit Style Pizza was first crafted in the late 1940’s after returning World War II veterans pined for the Sicilian-style pizzas they were served overseas. Detroit Style Pizza features sauce that is ladled on top of the cheese and toppings, often after baking. This practice lends Detroit Style… Read More

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Will Detroit Style Pizza Sell In Your City?

Going into business for yourself is exciting and scary. In order to succeed in the pizza industry, you need to bring a unique experience to your customers and differentiate yourself from your competitors. At the same time, it’s easy to wonder if you’re being too different: will enough customers like your recipe well enough to sustain and grow your business? That’s a question I’m always sure to answer for our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker Training Program graduates (whether they ask it or not), and one I’m also answering here. “Can” versus “will” To properly answer the question, it’s important to first understand the concept of “can” versus “will.” Unequivocally,… Read More

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List of Detroit Themes to Inspire Pizza Names

If you serve Authentic Detroit Style Pizza in your pizzeria, you probably want to give your recipe an awesome Detroit Style name. The following list aims to inspire you with Detroit themes you can use to name your Detroit Style Pizzas. The Motor City Motown 8 Mile Detroit Rock City From the D Hockeytown Red Wings Tigers Lions Pistons Gratiot Cruise Ambassador Bridge Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Campus Martius Greektown Grand Circus Park Belle Isle Lafayette Park The Mile 7 Mile Road Grosse Pointe The D Corktown Cadillac Place Ford Field Henry Ford Detroit International Riverfront Detroit Free Press: Freep, The Friendly The Pride Berry Gordy Jr. Ren Cen (The Renaissance Center)… Read More

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