Jet's Pizza

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Jet's America, Inc.
Jet's Pizza
FoundedSterling Heights, Michigan (1978; 42 years ago (1978))
FounderEugene and John Jetts
HeadquartersSterling Heights, Michigan, United States
Area served
United States
RevenueUS$ 268 million (2013)

Jet's America, Inc. (doing business as Jet's Pizza) is an American pizza franchise restaurant. It was founded in 1978 in the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights, and operates primarily in the state of Michigan.


The first Jet's Pizza was opened in 1978 by brothers Eugene and John Jetts in Sterling Heights, Michigan.[1] The original location was converted from a vacant party store into a restaurant.[2] The Jetts later opened more locations and formed Jet's America Inc. with their cousins, Jim Galloway, Jr. and Jeff Galloway in 1992.[3]

The first franchise location was opened in 1990.[4] As of 2017, Jet's Pizza had 312 franchises and 24 company-owned locations in 20 states.[4] It has restaurants located in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.[5]

Jet's is known for its square deep-dish Detroit-style pizza, including the 8-corner pizza which the company has trademarked.[6] When the store first opened, the square pizzas were a novelty in the region. The original recipe came from the Jetts' mother and has not changed since 1978.[2]


  1. ^ "About Jet's Pizza". Jet's Pizza. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Skid, Nathan (January 23, 2011). "Jet's Flight Path: From Homegrown Pizza to Becoming National Player". Crain's Detroit Business. Crain Communications, Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Welch, Sherri (December 8, 2014). "Jet's Pizza Co-founder Eugene Jetts Jr. Dies at 60". Crain's Detroit Business. Crain Communications, Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Jet's Pizza Franchise Information". Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Store Locator". Jet's Pizza. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  6. ^ Young, Rob (April 17, 2013). "Michigan Transplant Jet's Pizza Offers Square Pies". Charleston Scene. The Post and Courier. Retrieved March 20, 2015.

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