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Originator of Detroit-style pizza blasts Pizza Hut for attempt at regional dish: ‘Isn’t even a good knock-off’

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Buddy’s Pizza gives Pizza Hut a deep serving of snark.

Buddy’s, the Detroit restaurant chain that claims to have invented Detroit-style pizza in 1946, the hat has expressed its ironic thanks for trying to introduce “Detroit-style” cakes to the world, even if they are a “pizza”. Discount “that cannot hold a candle to the original.

“If Pizza Hut’s Detroit-style pizza is the best they can do, maybe they should stop impressing and stick to knock-knock jokes,” said Wes Pikula, chief brand officer of Buddy’s Pizza, in a press release that issued this week. “We laughed when Pizza Hut said ‘nobody’s got pizza out of the shack’ but if you try to get Buddy out of Detroit the Motor City will rumble.”

“If Pizza Hut’s Detroit-style pizza is the best they can do, maybe they should stop impressing and stick to knock-knock jokes,” said Wes Pikula, chief brand officer of Buddy’s Pizza, in a press release that issued this week.
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Pizza Hut launched its version of Detroit-style pizza in January, citing its “growing popularity” across the country. On its debut, Pizza Hut said it tested 500 iterations of the recipe during development and then tested several of these pizzas “in the Midwest, where this particular style was born”.

On its debut, Pizza Hut said it tested 500 iterations of the recipe during the development phase and then tested several of these pizzas

On its debut, Pizza Hut said it tested 500 iterations of the recipe during development and then tested several of these pizzas “In the Midwest, where this particular style was born”.
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Months after graduation, Buddy’s Pizza remains unfazed, claiming the copycat is “pale by comparison” and doesn’t even use the right type of cheese (according to Buddy’s Wisconsin brick) in its recipe.

“While we appreciate that big brands are having fun and throwing a national spotlight on our branded product, their pizza isn’t even a good discount,” added Pikula. “All you have to do is look at the reviews – the only thing worse than what customers say is people think it’s Detroit-style pizza.”

However, Buddy’s didn’t just release a press release to impale Pizza Hut’s attempt at developing its own style of pizza. The restaurant, which now operates 19 locations across Michigan, also announced that it will donate 100% of its profits from orders placed through Goldbelly to The Barstool Fund, which is committed to helping struggling restaurants stay afloat amid the pandemic stay. Donations will continue until the end of April.

Detroit-style pizza is said to have been first developed by Buddy's pizza founder Gus Guerra and his wife Anna in 1946.  Buddy's also credits an employee named Concetta

Detroit-style pizza is said to have been first developed by Buddy’s pizza founder Gus Guerra and his wife Anna in 1946. Buddy’s also credits an associate named Concetta “Connie” Piccinato for helping “perfect” the recipe over the years that followed.
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Detroit-style pizza is said to have been first developed in 1946 by Buddy’s pizza founder Gus Guerra and his wife Anna as part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan campaign. Buddy’s also credits an associate named Concetta “Connie” Piccinato for helping “perfect” the recipe over the years that followed.

Legend has it that the pizzas themselves are rectangular because Guerra used industrial metal trays that were used by local auto workers to store spares to bake his thick crust creations.

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