One of the newest businesses in Eastpointe is Pizza Me. Though only three months old, this pizza place is starting to grow its clientele and already has quite a few regulars. Whether you are looking for a quick slice on the go, a classic cheese and pepperoni or a unique specialty pizza, this place has you covered.
Pizza Me is owned and operated by veteran and first-time business owner Will Francis. He served in the army for seven years and spent a year and a half in Iraq as an airborne infantryman—yes, that means jumping out of airplanes. He always dreamed of owning his own business, and when he was able to save enough money while deployed overseas, he came home and made his dream a reality.
While searching for a space, Francis realized Eastpointe offered a competitive affordability that made financial sense for his new business venture. He eventually settled on a storefront located on the south side of Nine Mile Road, between Gratiot and Kelly.
When asked what he enjoys most about running his own business, Francis says it is the flexibility. From following orders to calling all the shots, this veteran is certainly having fun along the way. He designed the logo for Pizza Me by turning an image of a friend’s face into a cartoon pizza. Francis has also customized his own menu and hours and makes pizza the way he thinks it ought to be made.
The dough is made from scratch daily, and all of the cheese is hand grated from blocks. Only the freshest ingredients are used. In this tiny shop, the kitchen is open, and if so inclined, you can watch your pizza being handcrafted.
The specialty pizzas are anything but ordinary. The Taco Pizza (ground beef, onion, cheddar, taco sauce, lettuce and tomato with a drizzle of sour cream) and the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza (cheddar, bacon, ground beef, fries, pickles, onions, pizza sauce, and drizzled with ranch) are two of Pizza Me’s most popular pies. Not quite ready for French fries and pickles on your pizza? They also offer regular pizzas with flavored crusts, cheese bread, subs, salads, pasta, and wings.
With high quality ingredients, innovative combinations, hard work and a great attitude, Pizza Me is off to a great start. So the next time you are debating between tacos or pizza, why not pick both and see what Pizza Me has to offer?
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday noon to 10 p.m.