Michigan pizza chain Jet’s is open for business in New York City for the first time. The Detroit-style pizza company with a devoted Midwestern following swung open in Chelsea today, at 120 Ninth Avenue between West 17th and West 18th streets.
The company, whose 400-plus locations are mostly in the Midwest, is known for its thick square pies with crispy, caramelized crusts that come infused with flavors like garlic, poppy seed, or “turbo,” a butter-garlic-Romano combination. Pizzas come in either eight-corner or four-corner sizes, a method that maximizes edges.
The new location comes from franchisee Scott Gregerson, who has plans to open more outposts within the five boroughs. For now, the Chelsea location is it, with a two-mile delivery radius from the restaurant.
Detroit-style pizza has become popular in New York since Emmy Squared opened in 2016. But Jet’s, which started more than 40 years ago in the Detroit area, is the first Michigan-born company to make its way here, and with only ten seats, it’s goal is to be much more of a delivery operation. In the Midwest, its reputation is more as an everyday kind of pizza for family gatherings than Emmy Squared currently is here.
It’s now open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.