The Pizza Hut building on the northeast corner of Plymouth & Marshall was knocked down today to make way for a somewhat larger building in August that will reportedly have a little dine-in space. The work is being done by M&S Excavating, with Felderman out of Fort Wayne as the contractor.

Pizza Hut has been in Bremen awhile (but not so long; their website still misspells the name of the town multiple times), replacing the old Kentucky Fried Chicken that occupied the same lot (and I’m told a gas station before that). The original building was flown in by helicopter.

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Pizza Hut – 2005

There have been many other pizza parlors, however, including Mama Rina’s, Mr. B’s, Dinelli’s, and the best pizza parlor in the world 39 years running: The Wooden Peel. Pizza first came to Bremen in 1957, when the Bremen CafĂ© began offering “pizza pies” because the kids were going all the way to South Bend for it.

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earliest mention of pizza in Bremen Enquirer – Aug 8, 1957

The Enquirer made jokes at the time. (There was no “Elite lunch counter” or “Ez Pash”.)

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Bremen Enquirer – Sep 5, 1957