Square Mfg. Co.
Square Mfg .Co. is a Detroit style pizzeria. We specialize in Detroit style pizza.
I describe it as a unique pizza experience that’s actually been around for 80 years now.
We went what Square Mfg.Co. because we really wanted to play up the story of how Detroit style pizza originated. And the way it originated, was that back in 1946, a customer actually went to a bar in Detroit and brought in an auto parts tray to have them cook the pizza in that auto part tray. So we thought it’s really cool story. It has this really cool all American heritage. And we really wanted to emphasize that we’re not your standard pizzeria. And so you know, if you come into our space, you’ll kind of see some images of people from that time working in factories. So we’re really kind of proud of that heritage.
There’s a reason why you don’t see a lot of Detroit style pizzerias, and it’s because it’s a labor of love. Every single pie takes a couple of days to make.
We don’t cut corners. We make our dough the day before we let it ferment overnight. We’re shredding cheese every day we’re making tomato sauce every day, I’m taking my experience from working in restaurants as being a fine dining chef and putting it into the pizza world. Pizza doesn’t have to be cheap pizza doesn’t have to be quick, we’ll do it the best that we can. And we’ll do it the fastest that we can. But no matter what, when you get pizza at Square, it’s going to be the highest quality every time.
What makes a Detroit style is that we pan out our dough into these blue steel pans which allows us to have this great square shape. But what it also does is it allows us to have cheese that goes all the way to the edge of the crust. And so it gives us this really nice crispy, crunchy, cheesy crust that makes our pizza different from what you’re typically used to.
Here’s the thing about the Detroit style pizza First of all, it might be the most visually appealing pizza ever. I mean, tell me you don’t want to just dive into this baby right now. The cheese very different than your typical mozzarella. This has almost like a cheddar like consistency. It crisps up differently. It has a bit of a tang to it a lot more flavor.
That little bite of heaven. You know you bite in you get that nice crispy edge you have that nice pole the cheese has super fluffy dough, but then you get that fresh sauce on top.
The sauce on top. Now people think it’s kind of weird sauce on top. What is that doing? Sauce on top is absolutely key to the Detroit style pizza. I know it seems kind of weird, but it actually is very important and it’s delicious. And I’ll tell you why. It almost kind of wraps you up like a nice warm blanket because they put it on and it is hot and so it hits that roof of your mouth. It might burn it but it’s worth it.
Now I’m a pepperoni lover. These guys use some of the best pepperoni in the business. Ezzo pepperoni. It has that perfect cup and char. It gets singed around the edges. It crisps up like a nice piece of bacon and then they throw on some peppadew peppers, some spicy hot honey and this thing is just an absolute festival of awesomeness in your mouth.
That pizza. It’s got this really great mix of spicy and sweet to it.
This is crazy good.
Detroit pizza is famous for having the red sauce on top. But they’re also famous for being obsessed with ranch dressing. And here at Square. They make three different styles all made in house and they are all designed for drizzling and dunking.
It is a very Michigan thing to dip your pizza in ranch. So it was really important to me that we had great quality ranch and so we actually make our own ranches in house. We have an avocado ranch. We have a classic herb ranch and of course we have to have a spicy one because I love spicy so we have a chili ranch as well.
I think homemade Ranch is just so much better. We’re able to make it fresh. We’re able to use fresh herbs. Whenever you make homemade Ranch, it’s always gonna taste better than any kind of store bought. Oh, yeah, really, to me honestly, what makes it good Ranch is that it’s fresh and that there’s a lot of it, to be honest.
Obviously, the recipes here are inspired by Detroit, but the flavors come from all over America. And these guys get really creative.
One of the things that makes us unique at Square Mfg.Co. is that we are an American pizza company, meaning that our history is kind of American pizza. So we wanted to really play up all these great flavors that would look a little bit weird on an Italian menu, but because we have this cool, great American Heritage we can do things like a beef and broccoli that’s kind of got like Asian flavors to it.
It’s kind of like going to a Chinese restaurant but pizza.
So the buffalo chicken is great. We have this crispy chicken that we chopped up on top and has blue cheese along Spicy buffalo sauce.
I grew up about an hour from Buffalo, so buffalo chicken wings and buffalo chicken anything is just hugely popular. We’ll take anything and toss it in Frank’s.
It is fantastic and almost tastes like a buffalo chicken sandwich on top of a pizza.
And if you haven’t had enough carbs and calories to get to through the day, you got to end your meal with a super sweet super gooey, nice and thick chocolate chip cookie.
So if you want some of the best pizza around, it’s actually not round. It’s square.