We're Proud to be Champion Pizza! Our name is a constant reminder of the legendary 1952 Hebron, Illinois State Basketball Champions. Founded by James Durkee, a Hebron businessman and sports fan who created the famous Champion recipe, the Champion brand quickly became a hit throughout the region. Our Kitchens were first USDA certified in 1981, and we've been Making Pizza Like a Champion ever since!
In 1986, Champion was purchased by the Kynell family. For the next 21 years, the Kynells grew the business and increased the distribution of our frozen pizza. In 2009, the Weiss family took over and introduced the now famous Garlic Alfredo with Sausage pizza. Then in 2012, the Meat Lover and the Veggie pizzas. Great tasting Champion Pizza's distribution continued to grow throughout the years in grocery stores and taverns across the region.
In early 2015 Champion Pizza was acquired by Champion Foods LLC. In our first pizza season, Champion Foods introduced nine new Mini Champ 8" Pizzas, and nine amazing new Pub Style • Thick Crust Pizzas! Champion Pizza Fans have been cheering ever since!
Then in July of 2017 Champion Foods acquired the Halftime Frozen Pizza brand and began producing and distributing Halftime Pizza along side Champion Pizza. With years of tradition and fans, Halftime's Thin and Stadium crust frozen pizzas bring home the famous tastes of Illinois legend Halftime Bar and Grill.
Most recently, in September of 2018, Champion Foods acquired Doreen's Gourmet Frozen Pizza of Chicago, a 25 year Chicago Pizza icon. Champion began transitioning Doreen's to Champion Pizza's decades long tradition of premium quality frozen pizza. Doreen's fans were thrilled!
At Champion Pizza, our mission is to create premium quality handmade frozen pizzas each day and for years to come! Our promise is to consistently maintain and increase the quality of our products, expand our offerings and grow our distribution network, making it easier for you to find and enjoy Champion Pizza!
Check in often to see new sales locations! Thank You for being a loyal fan of Champion Pizza!