After 76 years of families battling over who gets the corner piece of a Buddy’s Pizza, the Detroit-Style Pizza originator is launching an All-Corner 8-square pizza so everyone can enjoy a slice of the coveted caramelized corner.
Corners have always been legendary at Buddy’s Pizza. In 1946, at the corner of 6 Mile and Conant in Detroit, history was made from a square steel pan borrowed from the auto industry. With hand-crafted dough, Wisconsin brick cheese and stripes of classic sauce on top, this square style of pizza introduced the world to a brand-new shape of flavor. The crisp, cheesy edges of Buddy’s Pizza soon became famous and unlike other pizza crusts readily discarded, the Detroit-Style corner crust is sought after and fought over.
“Buddy’s Pizza is Michigan’s neighborhood pizzeria, so we always consider our loyal customers when creating new menu items,” said Buddy’s Pizza Chief Brand Officer Wes Pikula. “Our guests have passionately professed their love for the corner slices since the start of Buddy’s. We’re excited to add the All-Corner 8-square to our menu, bringing peace to our pizza lovers and hopefully defusing a few family spats over who gets the corner piece!”
The new All-Corner 8-square pizza is the same delicious recipe customers all know and love but enhanced for Buddy’s corner lovers, with 8 corner pieces making up the entire Detroit-Style dish. The Buddy’s Pizza All-Corner 8-square pizza will cost $22.99 with an additional $2 per topping and is available at all Buddy’s Pizza locations for a limited time.
Buddy’s Pizza’s original location opened over 76 years ago, previously a speakeasy called Buddy’s Rendezvous. Using a bit of ingenuity and square blue steel pans intended to hold nuts and bolts at local automotive plants, Gus Guerra, along with friend and employee Concetta “Connie” Piccinato, created the first Detroit-Style Pizza – a square-shaped pie with celebrated corners that was the first of its kind in a world full of round pizza.
In 1946, Buddy’s Pizza became the birthplace of the Original Detroit-Style Pizza. For more than seven decades, the restaurant has been feeding patrons and earning accolades from fans across the nation, including recognition from CBS This Morning, USA Today, Zagat, Food Network, Pizza Today, Eater, Travel Channel, and more. Consistently voted Detroit’s number one pizza locally, regionally and nationally, the Farmington Hills-based restaurant remains true to its Detroit roots, legacy and traditions that began on the corner of Six Mile and Conant years ago. For more information, visit www.buddyspizza.com or connect with Buddy’s on Facebook (www.facebook.com/buddyspizza), Twitter (@BuddysPizza) and Instagram (@BuddysPizzaDET).
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