Buddy's Pizza entered the restaurant business in 1946 and has been in the business of giving ever since. "At Buddy's, we feel we have a social responsibility as a corporation to be a good community, but our giving goes beyond a call of duty," said Buddy's owner Robert Jacobs. "The work we do to contribute and give back to the community is a rewarding experience, and our involvement helps create a good working environment for our employees and their customers."
Since 1977, Buddy's Pizza has donated more than $2.5 million to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen of Detroit through its "Slice For Life" benefit. In addition to raising money through ticket sales and food donations, Buddy's has helped increase public awareness of the soup kitchen through social media, flyers, posters, menu cards and media commercials that are displayed for more than 1 million guests each year and have provided the soup kitchen with an endless amount of support.
"Many individuals and families first heard about the Capuchin Soup Kitchen through the Buddy's Pizza Day event," said Fr. Lloyd Thiel, chariperson of development for Capuchin. "This has resulted in new and life-long donors supporting our continuing mission to feed the hungry. This is something that we consider a precious and valuable bonus - leading to a much larger contribution volume and overall impact." "For several decades, Buddy's Pizza has been a true friend to thousands of those in need," Gifford said. "Buddy's Pizza has managed to raise over $2.5 million to feed the hungry, as well as significantly increase awareness through the launch of a major promotional campaign to encourage their customers to get involved and help make a difference in their communities."
Buddy's is proud to give back to the community through our participation in a number of other charitable causes such as our "Got Pizza, Give Dough," "Sometimes You Need Some Buddy's," "Celebrity Signature Pizza", "Dining With The Stars," "Motor City Pizza Collection", "Great Lakes Pizza Collection" and "Buddy Bone" campaigns.
Due to immense support from our staff and guests, Buddy’s has been the recipient of the Michigan Restaurant Neighbor Award for the past 7 consecutive years.