Buddy’s Pizza Opens New Carryout-Solely Retailer in Walker, Michigan

Buddy’s Pizza, the acknowledged inventor of Detroit-style pizza, will be a part of along with the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey crew and Grand Rapids Youngsters’s Museum to have fun the opening of its new carryout-only restaurant on Alpine Ave. in Walker, Michigan.

A grand opening celebration is slated for 11 a.m. on Monday, March 6, and can embrace a go to from Grand Rapids Griffins Mascot Griff and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Buddy’s will donate all opening day gross sales to the Grand Rapids Youngsters’s Museum.

The brand new restaurant is the twenty second Buddy’s location in Michigan. It’s additionally the third in west Michigan, which incorporates two full-service eating places—one in Grand Rapids and one in Portage. The Walker retailer would be the first Buddy’s carryout location to open in west Michigan.

“We’ve got been overwhelmed by the assist of the group since opening our first Grand Rapids location in 2019,” stated Buddy’s Pizza Chief Model Officer Wes Pikula. “Increasing in Grand Rapids will assist us additional join with the group and supply Detroit-style pizza followers a handy carryout possibility near dwelling.”

Buddy’s started its partnership with the Grand Rapids Youngsters’s Museum when it opened its full-service location in 2019 and has continued the partnership by means of sponsorships and programming, together with the “Little GR” museum exhibit, which contains Grand Rapids favorites like Buddy’s Pizza.

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“The Grand Rapids Youngsters’s Museum is thrilled to accomplice with Buddy’s Pizza,” stated Grand Rapids Youngsters’s Museum CEO Maggie Lancaster. “We love seeing our company bake pizza dough, place toppings and ship pizzas to adults on the Buddy’s Pizza Exhibit. Exploring meals preparation by means of play grows the subsequent era of culinary arts. Our aim is to have extra households play at our Buddy’s Exhibit after which go expertise the actual factor—as a result of it’s the most effective pizza.”

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The Grand Rapids Youngsters’s Museum has two flooring of hands-on interactive displays and each day drop-in applications that encourage discovery and studying by means of play. Designed as an setting for play, it advocates for the worth of play and builds minds by means of play.

Buddys’ partnership with the Grand Rapids Griffins started in November 2021. The corporate sponsors quite a lot of the crew’s applications, together with Griffins Children Membership and Hometown Heroes, an initiative that honors native veterans throughout dwelling video games. Buddy’s can be concerned with the Griffins by means of the Associates and Household 4-Pack, which might be bought at each Saturday recreation and contains 4 or extra recreation tickets, $20 or extra in concession money, and a coupon for a free cheese pizza from any collaborating Buddy’s location.