Public Invited To Detroit Style Pizza Co. Grand Opening Events

(Press Release )DETROIT, MI  June 21, 2012–All of Metro Detroit is invited to Detroit Style Pizza Co.’s Grand Opening events, to be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at its Clinton Township location and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1 at its St. Clair Shores location. Attendees will enjoy free menu item samples, learn more about what makes Detroit Style Pizza Co. so unique and meet PAWS, the official mascot of the Detroit Tigers professional baseball team.

Participants can sign up for a chance to win prizes such as shirts and gift certificates by joining the Detroit Style Pizza Co. VIP Club, and anyone who makes an order of $5 or more will receive a coupon good for 50 percent off their next order. Free samples and purchased menu items can be enjoyed in the shade of a provided outdoor tent, rain or shine.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun for the whole family,” said World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo, who co-owns Detroit Style Pizza Co. with his mother, Linda Michaels. “There’s a lot of local history behind Detroit style pizza, which is really interesting to a lot of adults; and of course kids love PAWS. The most exciting part for me is going to be watching everyone taste our amazing new recipes.”

June 24, 2012             
Noon – 2 p.m.             
40750 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp.

July 1, 2012             
Noon – 2 p.m.        
28630 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores

  •     Enjoy Free Award-Winning Recipe Samples
  •     Meet PAWS, Detroit Tigers Mascot, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  •     Join the Detroit Style Pizza Co. VIP Club for a chance to win shirts, gift certificates and other prizes
  •     Make an order of $5 or more and receive a coupon good for 50 percent off next order
  •     Rain or Shine: Outdoor Tent Provided

Detroit Style Pizza Co. Launched After Winning World Pizza Championship

Detroit Style Pizza Co.’s menu features award-winning recipes such as the Tangy BBQ Chicken Pizza, for which Randazzo was named World Champion Pizza Maker of the Year at the 2012 International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas, as well as the Chicken Caesar Pizza, which was named World’s Best Pizza in the American Pan Division. After winning the competitions, Randazzo and Michaels decided to launch their own pizzeria brand based on their combined 33 years in the business.

Detroit Style Pizza Co. serves three styles of pizza crust: Detroit Style, which has a thick crust and is deck oven-baked in well-seasoned square blue steel pans; Traditional Round Style, which features a selection of flavored crusts; and Old Forge Style, made in the tradition of Pennsylvania’s pizza capital of the world. The pizzeria also offers baked subs, breadsticks, salads, pastas, pepperoni rolls, meatballs, sweetsticks and cheesecake. Specialty pizzas such as the Margarita in the D, the Motor City Meatball and the Motown Meat Supreme lend local Detroit flair to the menu. Gluten-free pizzas are also available.

All Dishes Are Prepared Fresh In-House

Detroit Style Pizza Co. shreds its own brick and mozzarella cheeses, deli slices its own ham, cooks and crumbles its own Applewood smoked bacon and Italian sausage, and uses only Five Star Romaine lettuce and the freshest in-season baby greens in its salads. Premium-quality ingredients are purchased fresh from local Detroit and Michigan producers whenever possible, and of course every pizza features Randazzo’s own World Champion dough recipe and signature red sauce.

“Detroit Style Pizza Co. is all about giving our customers the highest-quality recipes and most delicious, flavorful experience possible,” said Randazzo. “Winning World Champion was an incredible honor, and I’m proud to be able to bring the recipe home to share with my native Metro Detroit area. I hope everyone comes out for the Grand Opening for fun, laughter and a taste of what makes Detroit Style Pizza Co. so great.”

For more information 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 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.