Buddy's Pizza Opens in Shelby Township


DETROIT — Buddy’s pizza has officially made its way to Shelby Township. More than 67 years of serving up a Motor City classic, owners of the restaurant have opened the 10th and largest location in the heart of Macomb county.

“This is an exciting time for us,” said Robert Jacobs, Buddy’s pizza president. “We’ve spent decades perfecting and maintaining quality products and service, while remaining true to our Detroit roots and flavors. We’re excited to extend our reach into Shelby Township and share the taste of Buddy’s with the growing community.”

Building on the popularity of Buddy’s longstanding Warren location and at the request of customers, the decision to open a restaurant in Shelby Township has been a collaborative effort. As a family-owned and operated restaurant, customers have become just as much a part of the Buddy’s family as its employees. The tradition of its pizzas, pastas, salads and more, now have another place to call home in Macomb County.

“Over time our following has grown throughout Detroit and well into Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties,” said Wesley Pikula, Buddy’s pizza vice president of operations. “While we remain faithful to our Detroit heritage and community, we’re offering a familiar taste of home in a brand new area.”

Leading the effort in Shelby Township is General Manager Matt Heckert. With almost 20 years on the Buddy’s team, Heckert has been responsible for developing new menu items and training new staff members. A former manager of Buddy’s pizza locations in Warren, Livonia, Dearborn, and Auburn Hills, he brings expertise and management talent to new territory.

Located at 45841 Hayes Rd, the restaurant is accessible from Hall Road and will be open for lunch and dinner. For more information visit buddyspizza.com.