The new Detroit Style Pizza Co. became an overnight success as more than 150 pizza lovers converged for its recent Grand Opening events in Clinton Township and St. Clair Shores. The events introduced Metro Detroit to the pizzeria’s globally-recognized award-winning recipes. Detroit Style Pizza Co. was founded by World Champion Pizza MakerRandazzo and his mother, Linda Michaels, to bring the World’s Best Pizza to their hometown after winning the industry’s most sought-after awards at the 2012 International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas.
“We want to thank everyone who came out to try our recipes. The turnout was amazing, and all the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Everyone loved our pizza,” said Randazzo. “We’re proud that so many people said so many wonderful things about us. After trying our recipes, some customers were getting on their phones and saying ‘Hey, you have to get over here and try this pizza.’ As a pizza chef and business owner, it doesn’t get any better than that.”
Customer favorites included three of Randazzo’s most unique specialty pizza recipes: the Margarita in the D Pizza and two World Champion pizzas, the Chicken Caesar Pizza and the Tangy BBQ Chicken Pizza. Detroit Style Pizza Co.’s own gluten-free recipe, created by Randazzo to give celiac disease sufferers a great-tasting pizza they can enjoy, was also a hit. One customer remarked that it was the best gluten-free pizza she had ever had and promised to share it with her gluten-sensitive friends.
Grand Opening attendees signed up for the free Detroit Style Pizza Co. VIP Club, which entitles members to special discounts, deals, free food and free birthday pizzas; and at least two local celebrities joined the celebration: kids got to take photos with PAWS, the Detroit Tigers baseball team mascot; and St. Clair Shores Mayor Kip Walby was present for the ribbon cutting a few days prior. Some customers took home prizes such as tee shirts and gift certificates.
“The most amazing part is that customers didn’t just come in, eat their free pizza, and leave. They made a point to tell us how delicious our food is, to congratulate us on our grand opening and to tell their friends and families about Detroit Style Pizza Co. Some ordered pizza to go, and others returned later in the day to order dinner,” said Randazzo. “With customer feedback like that, we know we have fantastic recipes to share with the community. We look forward to getting to know our customers better and serving the world’s best pizza.”
Detroit Style Pizza Co. specializes in authentic Detroit Style Pizza, a thick-crust pizza made in square well-seasoned blue steel pans and baked in real deck ovens before signature red sauce is ladled on; in addition to Old Forge Style Pizza, Traditional Round Pizza, subs, salads, sides, desserts and more.
In addition to Metro Detroit locations in Clinton Township and St. Clair Shores, Detroit Style Pizza Co. mails fresh pizza packages to anywhere in the continental United States. For more information, to join the VIP Club, or learn more about why Detroit Style Pizza is so unique, visit http://www.DetroitStylePizza.Co.
Detroit Style Pizza Co. serves the award-winning Authentic Detroit Style Pizza in its two Metro Detroit locations and increases awareness of Detroit style pizza through expansion, education, and sharing its history while providing memories and opportunities for others. Owned and operated by Shawn Randazzo and his mother, Linda Michaels, Detroit Style Pizza Co. is located at St. Clair Shores (586-445-2810) and Clinton Township (586-286-9030); and delivers Detroit style pizzas coast-to-coast via mail order. Focused on quality, community and people, Detroit Style Pizza Co. is open from 3 p.m. to 10