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Buddy's to celebrate National Detroit-Style Pizza Day by donating $1 for every pizza sold

You can help those in need this week while you're enjoying Detroit-style pizza from Buddy's Pizza.

The Detroit-born pizza chain's second annual National Detroit-Style Pizza Day is Thursday.  Buddy's is partnering with the Salvation Army and will donate $1 from every pizza sold Thursday at its 21 locations to the charitable organization. 

Buddy's also partnered with 10 Detroit-style pizzerias across the country to expand the effort. Those participating pizzerias will donate a portion of sales that day to a local organization that is committed to hunger relief or homelessness.

Did you know? Buddy's now has a carry-out location in Clarkston

“Detroit-style is more than just a pizza style," Wes Pikula, Buddy’s chief brand officer, said in a news release. "It encompasses the meaning of staying true to your roots and supporting your community. As the innovative (Detroit) style continues to rapidly spread across the nation, this national day is the perfect opportunity to support those who need it most and give back to those who have supported us through our 76 years of business.”

Buddy's founded National Detroit-Style Pizza Day to mark its 75th anniversary in 2021 and donated $7,500 to three local community partners. 

And since 2011, June 23 has also been known as Buddy's Pizza Day, so named by then Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.

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