Buddy's Pizza

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Buddy's Pizza
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Buddy's Pizza in Livonia
Restaurant information
Established1946 (1946)
Street address17125 Conant Street
Postal/ZIP Code48212
CountryUnited States
Other locations
  • Ann Arbor
  • Auburn Hills
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Dearborn
  • Farmington Hills
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Livonia
  • Novi
  • Royal Oak
  • Shelby Township
  • Warren
  • Kentwood

Buddy's Pizza is an independent pizza restaurant chain based in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1946, the company has an annual revenue of US $30 million. The chain's eleven restaurants have a total of 700 employees.[1] Buddy's has been called one of the five best pizzerias in the United States by the Food Network.[2] They have bocce ball league play every Saturday morning at their original location on Conant St.


The restaurant serves Detroit-style pizza baked in cast-iron pans. In addition to pizza, Buddy's serves sandwiches, soups, pastas, salads and chicken tenders.


As of 2009, the restaurant chain is owned by Robert Jacobs, the son of founders Billy and Shirlee Jacobs.


The original location is still in business at 17125 Conant Street in Detroit. The restaurant opened up new locations across metro Detroit and currently has eleven restaurants.[3] The additional locations are Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Livonia, Novi, Royal Oak, Shelby Township and Warren.[4] On April 16 2019, Buddy's Pizza opened a new location in Kentwood. This is the first Buddy's restaurant to be located outside of Southeastern Michigan.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Buddy's now offers e-mail on the side". The Detroit News. January 1, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2009.
  2. ^ "Detroit's Buddy's Pizza turns 60". Pizza Marketplace. August 8, 2006. Retrieved March 29, 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Paying More Dough For Rising Pizza Costs". CBS News. February 29, 2008. Retrieved March 29, 2009.
  4. ^ "Locations". BuddysPizza.com. Retrieved December 20, 2015.

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Coordinates: 42°25′08.3″N 83°03′50.7″W / 42.418972°N 83.064083°W / 42.418972; -83.064083