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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KJ’s Pizza Named Approved Detroit Style Pizza Maker

KJ’s Pizza, owned and operated by Paul and Kathy Jechura in Grass Valley, Calif., recently earned Approved Detroit Style Pizza Maker designation. Detroit natives, the Jechuras grew up eating Detroit Style Pizza and wanted to bring the style to their California-based restaurant, which they recently converted from a Quizno’s franchise. World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo trained the Jechuras over a five-day period in early February 2013. “KJ’s Pizza recently had the honor to experience the Detroit Style Pizza Training Program, and we were impressed by Shawn Randazzo and his crew’s dedication and focus on proper training techniques,” said Paul Jechura. “Shawn’s ability to ‘rally the troops’ and develop team… Read More

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