Jet's Pizza brings Detroit-style pizza to Denver

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Denver has Chicago-style pizza, New York-style pizza, even St. Louis-style pie. And now the city can try pizza Detroit-style, thanks to the expanding pizza chain Jet's Pizza.

See also: Denver now has St. Louis-style pizza, but what about New Haven, Detroit and Old Forge-style?

Jet's Pizza, which was founded in 1975 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, serves a traditional Detroit-style pizza. That means it's a square, deep-dish pie. While this style of pizza is common in Michigan and other parts of the Midwest and even the East Coast (partially thanks to Jet's Pizza, which has been opening outposts there), so far it's been unavailable in the Mile High City. Until now.

Telluride's Brown Dog Pizza, which specializes in a Detroit-style pie, had tried to open a spot on Old South Gaylord Street, but was chased away by neighbors. But Jet's Pizza found a much warmer welcome in Littleton, where it opened last week. "Our family has vacationed in Colorado for the past seven years and fell in love with this area," says John Jetts, co-founder of the chain and vice president of marketing. "We are excited to introduce our pizza to this great state."

In fact, Jetts says the company plans to open two additional Colorado stores in the near future. In the meantime, the Jet's in Littleton is open daily for take-out and delivery. Get more information and view the menu of pizza, subs and more here.


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7935 South Broadway, Littleton, CO

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darualid
darualid

i grew up in metro detroit.  i worked for 4 years in high school at one of the original locations.  customers out the door nonstop every night.  amazing pizza.  great place to work as a younger lad.  i reside in vegas now, and i am salivating the moment i get in my car and drive to littleton just for jets pizza.  not even joking.  when i go back home it's the first thing i eat, again, not even joking.  the best cheese, the flour for the square pizza dough is it's own blend.  the way the crust gets crispy and the gooey cheese melts into the dough.  my lord.  i love jet's pizza and i cannot believe(actually yes i can) that it has grown so big.  trust me, it's their products.  in  a world of hot and readys and corporate pizza chains, jet's puts them all to shame.  and i remember the day little ceasars made their pizza and didn't have the hot and ready, and jet's was still better.  ceasars has turned to crap and i just miss my jets so bad.  please open in vegas!!!

da314mann
da314mann

Blackjack Pizza all over the Denver metro area has been carrying an authentic Detroit style square pan for several years now, so this is nothing new to the area.  

Skinney85
Skinney85

I lived in Detroit for some years and Jet's was no better than a Dominoes. Now if they could get Buddy's Pizza or some Mr. C's out here, then we're talking!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

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Nothing good ever came from Detroit.


hth.

sugareebee
sugareebee

After eating at Telluride's Brown Dog Pizza I am a firm believer of Detroit style pizza. Butter cheesy goodness.

jill5009
jill5009

I am simply a believer in pizza and enjoy each and every style.  If you’re a deep dish fan, you’ll love Detroit style.  The square pan gives it a wonderfully crispy edge and it’s a little less dense or casserole-like than a Chicago pie.  I thought it was fantastic and I'll definitely visit Jet's.  But, I have no hard and fast rules about pizza; I just love it all.

Rots
Rots

Can we put an end to all of these shitty pizza chains in our town, please? There is only one pizza style and that is Neopolitan. The end. The rest are generally just cheap and disgusting things to, at best, be consumed after a night of drinking shitty drinks. 

DetPiz
DetPiz

@da314mann Sorry...you are wrong. Yes, blackjacks pizza is like a Det. Style but it is not authentic in the least....they instroduced it in 2013,,,,do some research..


Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

You don't like Motown? To quote Mr. T, " I pity the fool".

da314mann
da314mann

@jill5009 Blackjack Pizza has had the exact same style in the area for some time now.  Brought to them by their partner in Detroit that was founded in 1971.

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

I'm with you Jill. PIZZA - I love 'em all! And, I'm hoping the Detroit pies from this new place will eat as good as they photograph. Totally has me drooling. I'm a total sucker for crispy, cheesy corners.

darualid
darualid

@Rots jet's own their own cows, they listen to opera in controlled and calm environments.  they have the best cheese period.  

Vic-Stevinson
Vic-Stevinson

@Rots  How about an end to all the shithead complaining? Eat where you like the pizza, don't go if you don't like it.

da314mann
da314mann

@DetPiz and the partner company it comes from was founded in 1971 in Detroit...Papa Romanos.  Plus the first Blackjack Pizza location to add it was in July of 2012.  So yes it is authentic!

DetPiz
DetPiz

@da314mann @jill5009 Blackjack was founded in 1983....the founder, who worked at Dominoes, basically tweaked some ingredients and opened his own shop.....they introduced a deep dish in Q3 of 2013 and it is not authentic...it's cheap crap just like Jets.....

Vic-Stevinson
Vic-Stevinson

@Denver Dave Nice to read a couple of reviews by people who aren't posing as pizza experts, and about how much better pizza is "there" than here.


I hate pies that are soggy in the middle or when the crust tastes like something shipped from a factory. I don't have a glossary of all the styles, but I've rarely met a non-chain pizza I didn't love.

DetPiz
DetPiz

 just because they were bought by Papa Romanos in 2012  doesn't make them authentic. They don't use the right pans (they are not not blue steel), they don't put sauce on top and they don't use grande mozzarella. they are not an authentic DSP place. I am in the business, so I know what I am talking about homie. 


just because they were bought by Papa Romanos in 2012  doesn't make them authentic. They don't use the right pans (they are not not blue steel), they don't put sauce on top and they don't use grande mozzarella. they are not an authentic DSP place. I am in the business, so I know what I am talking about homie. 






DetPiz
DetPiz

@da314mann It's not authentic at all. they dont even market their pizza as Detroit style; its marketed as sicilian...again, do some research. For starters, they don't put sauce on top...again, research what authentic DSP is and then comment.....I'll even give you a link that explains what makes an authentic DSP:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit-style_pizza.



da314mann
da314mann

@DetPiz Papa Romanos was founded in 1971 and is the partner company of Blackjack Pizza.  The Square Pan was introduced to the Denver Metro area at Blackjack Pizza in July 2012.  It's not Buddy's Pizza - the original Detroit Style Pan, for that you are correct.  But if your going to try and toss "research" around, please be accurate.

da314mann
da314mann

@DetPiz I retract the use of the word Authentic but it is still of an original style. Back to the original reason for the post...Jet's is not first into the market with such a style.  

darualid
darualid

@DetPiz yes correct.  buddy's is a true detroit deep dish.  jet's is an adaptation of detroit style.  but still, amazing pie.  i'm just saying though, the general consensus call jet's a detroit style deep dish.

DetPiz
DetPiz

Their web site says they were founded by a former Dominoes empkoyee in 1983....i dont know why you are bringing up papa romanos, but whatever. They don't use the right pans (they are not not blue steel), they don't put sauce on top and they don't use grande mozzeralla. they are not an authentic DSP place. I am in the business, so I know what I am talking about homie. 

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