Krave Pizzeria is the latest in a line of pizzeria shops that Owner Steve Templin has developed over the past 35 years. His beginnings in the pizza business, as a high school student, started with a local chain in Lake Orion Michigan . While attending Oakland University, Steve continued to develop his passion for pizza and upon graduation from OU, he opened his first shop in the spring of 1993 in Oxford Michigan. Over the next 13 years he opened and operated 5 units in Lake Orion, Oxford, and Waterford making the "top 100" Independent Pizzerias in the U.S. in 1998 (Pizza Today Magazine). In 2006, with focus on his young sons, all shops were sold and Steve spent the next 14 years in the corporate world with Chilis Bar and Grill and most recently Potbelly Sandwich Works.
Living in the Clarkston area for the past 12 years, Steve realized the need for a great independent pizzeria to serve the growing population of Clarkston. That, fueled with his burning desire to get "back into the game"....Krave Pizzeria was born. Krave is not a reincarnation of his past efforts, it is a evolution of his entrepreneur spirit and corporate life. He has taken the best from both worlds and created a premier independent pizzeria. Templin Says, "It's The Best Version Yet!", referring to his newest venture.
Now that his sons are older, it is a family affair! His oldest son is a Clarkston High School graduate & Oakland University Student and his youngest Son is a Senior at Clarkston High School . The pride and focus on quality products are being taught to the next generation! From the scratch made menu items, to the customer service focus, nobody can compare....Fresh Dough Made Daily, Homemade Hoagie Buns (YUM), Fresh Baked Cookies, and House Cooked Meats (No Frozen Pellets Here!!). Krave also sources local items like Guernsey Farms Dairy Buttermilk out of Northville, Faygo Soda Pop & Bettermade Chips out of Detroit.
So, if you haven't tried them yet, please do so. And say HI to "Bubba" and the Boys when you stop on in!!
Phone: 947 - 888 - 2010 (Yep that's a new Clarkston Area Code)