Thursday, June 21, 2012

Buddy's Pizza offers Customer Appreciation Discount Cards starting 6/23 to celebrate 66 years of service

Buddy’s Pizza celebrated 66 years with $6.60 Discounts and a new Pizza Collection inspired by the Great Lakes...

Last year, Detroit recognized Buddy's Pizza for 65 years of service by declaring June 23rd "Buddy's Pizza Day" in Detroit.  And this year, Buddy's Pizza celebrates the beauty of Michigan with a special partnership with the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

When you think summer in Michigan, you can’t help but envision its natural beauty – the Great Lakes. The state that’s also home to Detroit original, Buddy’s Pizza, claims the world’s largest collection of freshwater among its most treasured resources.

Now, 66 years since Buddy’s Pizza originated the Detroit deep dish pie on Six Mile and Conant, the local family-owned restaurants will lend a hand to the Mitten’s greatest resource. Buddy’s Pizza is joining forces with the Alliance for the Great Lakes to help further its mission to conserve and restore the five freshwater lakes through education, policy and citizen involvement.

For more than 40 years, the independent citizen’s organization has been fully devoted to protecting the Great Lakes against threats like pollution, invasive species - such as Asian Carp - and wasteful water use.

“Since 1970 the Alliance for the Great Lakes has worked 100% to protect and restore the Great Lakes, but cannot do it alone,” said Jonah Smith, sustainable business director at the Alliance for the Great Lakes. “Everyone from families and schools to policymakers and businesses play a role, and Buddy’s Pizza is a shining example of how a long-standing and successful business with a great product can in turn use their success to promote progress for all, through stewardship of our most valuable resource in the region – the Great Lakes.”

My Favorite of the collection is the Lake Michigan
Presenting.... The Buddy's Great Lakes Pizza Collection...
A business made famous in the Great Lakes State and known as “one of the best pizzas” according to Pure Michigan, Buddy’s Pizza is set to unveil its first Made in Michigan Great Lakes Pizza Collection. These brand new pizzas, inspired by the lakes themselves, each feature Buddy’s original crust and the Motor City Cheese Blend. The blend consists of Fontinella, Asiago and brick cheeses and made its debut in 2011 with the Motor City Pizza Collection and Kid Rock’s Badass Detroiter Pizza.

For each pizza from the Great Lakes Pizza Collection sold, Buddy’s will donate $1 to the Alliance for the Great Lakes to aid in efforts that support the health of a Pure Michigan environment.

The Buddy's Great Lakes Pizza Collection is as follows -

The Lake Huron was my 2nd favorite of the new collection
Lake Huron – Spinach and artichoke blend, roasted tomatoes, fresh spinach
Lake Ontario – Fresh cilantro, Canadian bacon, grilled pineapple, Buddy’s BBQ sauce
Lake Michigan – Ground beef, carmelized onions, blue cheese, tomato basil sauce
Lake Erie – Red onion, roasted red peppers, salami, pepperoncini, tomato basil sauce
Lake Superior – Fresh basil, pine nuts, pepperoni, tomato basil sauce, Buddy’s spice blend.

There is nothing like eating Pizza while overlooking the Detroit River on Belle Isle...
Today I was able to try the new Buddy's Great Lakes Pizza Collection out for myself at a media event held at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle. I was in love the moment I entered the museum and smelled the wonderful aroma.  After a taste test, I have declared the Lake Michigan as my new favorite Buddy's Pizza with it's ground beef, carmelized onions, blue cheese, and tomato basil sauce.  I can still taste it now and I plan to go to my local Buddy's Pizza to get some more.

The new Great Lakes Pizza Collection is available starting today at all 9 Buddy's Pizza locations in Metro Detroit - Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Livonia, Royal Oak and Warren. Click here to find a Buddy's Pizza location near you. 

Get Your Discounts Starting June 23rd...
On Saturday, June 23, each restaurant will celebrate Buddy’s Pizza Day and 66 years of service, by offering customers appreciation cards. Once a month through the end of the year, cardholders can purchase an 8-square cheese pizza for $6.60 and add extra toppings for 66 cents each. Appreciation cards will be available through June 30, or while supplies last.

So come out on Saturday, June 23rd to celebrate Buddy's Pizza Day. And don't forget to pick up your customer appreciation cards before they are all gone. For more information on the new collection and discounts, follow Buddy’s Pizza on Facebook and Twitter.


Disclosure: I was invited to Buddy's 66th anniversary celebration at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum as a member of the media. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. All photos in this post are my own.

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