Chanticlear Pizza has served the Twin Cities Best Pizza for 50 years and counting! We started with a single pizzeria in Fridley, Minnesota in 1964 and currently have 14 locations and we’re growing. The Chanticlear Pizza brand was established by Richard “Dick” Kempe. Dick had the vision to see, long before the days of a pizza shop on every corner, that pizza was the food of the future. Dick believed in one very basic concept: “The Pizza Is King,” so every decision that he made regarding ingredients or processes had to pass a strict test. That test was simple, “Will this choice make our pizza better?” Dick Kempe laid the foundation for quality that is still associated with Chanticlear Pizza 50 years later.
Talking about quality is a trick practiced by many pizza chains that are really marketing companies more than they are the product. At Chanticlear Pizza quality is not a trick, it is the single focus in every decision we make. 50 years after it all began, we still mix the dough in our stores daily using the best flour available. This is not the norm in these days of frozen dough and pre-made crusts, but making dough from scratch is a standard that we will not waive.