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Emmy Squared Brings Its Popular Detroit-Style Pizzas to Fort Lauderdale

The popular chain opens its first Florida location.

pizza on a table.
Pizza spread from Emmy Squared.
Emmy Squared

Emmy Squared, a casual Detroit-style pizzeria by way of Brooklyn, has opened its first Florida location in Fort Lauderdale. The new outpost debuted late last month, bringing its unique Detroit-style pizza and popular burgers to the Sunshine State.

Emmy Squared has made a name for itself for its unique approach to the Detroit pizza. Its focaccia dough undergoes a 48-hour proofing process, diverging from traditional Detroit-style pizza, which uses brick cheese, in favor of a mozzarella and ricotta blend. Another standout feature is its “Roni cup” or “cup and char” pepperoni. These smaller, thicker pepperoni slices curl into a bowl shape as they cook, creating a crisp, blackened edge with a greasy center. This style, a longtime favorite in Buffalo and parts of the Midwest has become a signature element at Emmy Squared.

“We took aspects of the Detroit pizza, like the sauce on top and the cheese crust, and created a pizza style that’s our own,” Hyland explained to Eater.com.

The menu features Detroit-style pizzas in two sizes: the original 8x10 inch and a larger 10x14 inch, topped with various toppings. Alongside pizzas, it also offers shareable appetizers, a popular burger, and salads, plus a diverse beverage program with cocktails, beers, wines, and mocktails. A brunch menu launches this weekend with dishes like the BEC(ky) sandwich on a pretzel bun and the Arlien burrito, paired with bottomless mimosas and sangria pitchers. Sundays will feature a “Rose All Day” menu and seasonal mocktails like Emmy’s Paloma.

Emmy Squared now has 25 locations throughout the United States, with a forthcoming location debuting in Coral Gables in 2024.

Emmy Squared Fort Lauderdale is now open at 468 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.