A Michigan-based pizzeria chain that specializes in square pizza is opening a location in the mid-cities. The chain is Jet's Pizza and it's opening a location in Bedford off Central Drive.
This represents a return to Bedford for the chain. According to a representative, it's set to open by June.
Jet's was founded in 1978 by the eponymous Eugene Jetts, who opened the first location, called Jetts Party Shoppe & Pizzeria, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Their claim to fame is their golden Detroit-style deep-dish square pizza with flavored crusts, quality ingredients, and dough prepared by hand daily.
They now have more than 400 locations in 20 states. That includes five currently in the DFW area, including Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Frisco, Mansfield, and North Richland Hills.
Detroit-style pizza is starting to trend up. How you can tell: Fort Worth celebrity chef Tim Love is doing it at his soon-to-open Italian restaurant Gemelle, which opens on May 29.
Jet's has it in various sizes and configurations. A small has six slices. A "4 Corner" Pizza has four slices, if you love the edges. A Large has 10 slices, and so on.
You can build your own pizza by choosing from toppings, or order one of their unique options, such as the Aloha BBQ with BBQ sauce, chicken, pineapple, and bacon; or the BLT with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mozzarella cheese.
There's an All Meaty with pepperoni, ham, bacon, Italian sausage, and hamburger; and a Veggie with mushroom, onion, green pepper, black olives, and tomato.
The Eugene Supreme has Italian sausage, onion, green peppers, and mild peppers. A Deep Dish Duo comes with a small deep-dish pizza and an order of Deep Dish Bread, topped with melted cheese and served with choice of dipping sauce.
The menu also includes wings, salads, breads, plus a variety of pizzas beyond deep dish including hand-tossed, New York-style, thin-crust, and gluten-free.
Flavored crust options include Cajun, butter, sesame seed, poppy seed, garlic, Cajun, and Jet's Turbo.
They also feature their one-of-a-kind Jetzee sub sandwiches, in which fillings, such as deli meats, grilled chicken, ham & cheese, and steak & cheese, are layered between "bread" made from pizza dough.
They also have Jet's Boats, which are another style of sandwich in which the pizza dough is fashioned into a pita-like shell.
Delivery is part of their DNA and, while they do have a couple of tables where you can sit on-site, most of their business is pickup and to go.