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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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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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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3 Hot Summer Marketing Tips for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers

Summer presents some of the best marketing opportunities of the year for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers, especially in Midwest and Northern states where warm weather is welcomed by those weary of winter’s chill. That’s why outdoor marketing can be effective: posters and flyers, for example, placed in strategic locations can drum up orders. Chances are you’ve engaged in traditional summer pizzeria marketing for years, but with a bit of creativity you can drastically improve your summer sales and branding with the following three hot summer marketing tips for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers. 1. Get it into people’s mouths Summer is festival season plus a time for family gatherings… Read More

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Deck Oven Baking Tips for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza

Deck ovens are the industry standard for baking Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, and it’s no secret that deck oven-baking isn’t easy to perfect. Whether you use steel or stone decks, you will require training, trial, and error to master deck ovens and consistently bake perfect Authentic Detroit Style Pizzas. The following offers several deck oven baking tips for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. Know where the hot spots are. Deck ovens typically have hot spots you would do well to avoid to ensure you do not burn the pizza. The hot spots are usually located in the right back corner, directly above the fire and can burn a pizza very quickly.… Read More

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How To Properly Maintain Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Pans

  Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pans are special; they play a vital role during the baking process, so much so that it’s difficult to bake an Authentic Detroit Style Pizza without these square steel pans, modeled after the early automaker parts trays traditionally used for pizza baking by Motor City pizzerias. Detroit Style Pizza pans directly affect the quality of the finished product, bake time, texture, and flavor. Such special pans require special care to maintain their integrity and to consistently bake delicious Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. The following offers instructions for how to properly maintain Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pans. Seasoning Authentic Detroit Style Pizza pans must be seasoned… Read More

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How to Bake Detroit Style Pizza in Your Home Oven

Traditionally, Authentic Detroit Style Pizza is baked in bottom-fired deck ovens – but that doesn’t mean you can’t bake a delicious Detroit Style Pizza in your home oven. In fact, I’ve even developed a special Detroit Style Pizza at-home baking kit, complete with a dough mix inspired by the same recipe I used when I was named World Champion Pizza Maker at the 2012 International Pizza Expo, so anyone can bake their own Detroit Style Pizza right at home. The following details how to bake Detroit Style Pizza in your kitchen oven. The dough Making Detroit Style Pizza at home starts with the dough. As mentioned, you can purchase Detroit… Read More

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Fork or Fingers? How to Eat Authentic Detroit Style Pizza

Earlier this month New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shocked his city by eating a slice of pizza with a fork and knife, rather than folding it and eating it by hand in the traditional New York style. To some, the mass reaction to de Blasio’s faux pas might seem overdone, but Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers know how important tradition is to baking the perfect slice of pizza. Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, for example: is baked in well-seasoned square steel pans, the same type of pans once used as parts tray by Detroit’s automotive manufacturers typically features a brick cheese blend (or appropriate substitute) that is spread edge-to-edge… Read More

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