To demonstrate just how old-fashioned it is, Bops Frozen Custard Flowood’s staff keeps its ice cream at the same temperature as Theodore Roosevelt’s bedroom thermostat: approximately 26 degrees. Whipped with very little air to maintain a dense flavor, Bops’ flagship frozen custard finds its way into sundaes, banana splits, and concretes, in which the custard and toppings are blended until the mixture is thick enough to turn upside down. Fruit smoothies and shaved ice in 26 flavors cool down mouths after heated exchanges with rival debate gangs, and a selection of take-home pies and custards keeps tempers chilled for days to come.
More than 50 years go, Mike Ilitch was poised for major-league glory. An up-and-coming shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, his baseball finesse was blossoming when an injury derailed his sports career. But although the wound stunted his athletic aspirations, it steered him toward a new path, and on May 8, 1959, he and his wife opened the first Little Caesars location, a then-unheard-of carry-out-only joint. The career shift and novel technique eventually proved triumphant. Today, the pizzeria's iconic, toga-clad mascot adorns storefronts on five continents. In each shop, staffers forge the signature Hot-N-Ready pizza, a freshly baked pizza designed for instant pickup, and warm, garlicky Crazy bread. With a storied half century under their belt, Mike Ilitch and his family strive to give back, supporting local organizations and creating their own charitable programs.
For the owner of JustKaking, what started as a playful gift from a friend?a simple cake-decorating kit?soon became a passion. He poured himself into decorating cakes for family and friends, taking his skills to higher levels with each new treat. A thriving group of social media followers helped convince him to open his own bakery and now he makes everything from icing-sculpted basketballs for birthday parties to elegant golden tower cakes for weddings.
JustKaking's custom cakes come in a variety of quirky flavors including pink lemonade, butter pecan, and chicken and waffle. Pack your treat into a single sheet or have a round or square tower bursting with lemon cake and a fresh strawberry filling. For a quick bite, indulge in a cupcake, a batch of dipped berries, or a cake pop.
CiCi’s Pizza combines the variety of a buffet with the thrill of bottomless pizza. Each pie is crafted with dough made from scratch daily and then slathered with homemade marinara and showered with toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni and Italian-style sausage to creative combinations including buffalo chicken and mac 'n' cheese. The buffet is stocked with a plethora of fresh pastas, as well as signature salads with the option to put tossing talents to the test at the salad bar. After they've feasted on savory options, diners can revisit the buffet for dessert including freshly baked brownies, slices of apple pizza, and cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing—or they can eat dessert first, thereby tearing an irreparable hole in the space-time continuum.
At each Berry Berry Good Frozen Yogurt location, patrons stroll amid a colorful, modern-style décor as they ponder a rotating selection of 12 frozen yogurts. Fat-free, kosher, no-sugar-added, and low-sugar options come in traditional flavors such as Tahitian vanilla, peanut butter, and caramel as well as unconventional twists including mango cheesecake. At the toppings bar, they load up their yogurt bases with candies, sauces, and nuts before paying for each order by weight ($0.49/ounce).
At Papa's Pizzas, the cooks crown hand-tossed dough with some pretty creative ingredients, everything from gyro meat and tzatziki sauce to tortilla chips and taco toppings. Of course, they also create more traditional pies, such as the Pepperoni Mania, which has 1,000 pepperonis per square inch. Or, they can bake your choice of pizza topping into a flaky calzone, as well as whip up wings, lasagna, and hot and cold sub sandwiches.