series continues on today and still represents the
community of Ann Arbor, where Bob Marsh became Pizza
Bob and created the food and environment that was
right for the people.
struck and Ann Arbor wept in 1971 when Pizza Bob
passed away. Pizza Bob Marsh's tradition was not
to be forgotten. A fellow employee of Bob's bought
the restaurant and renamed it Pizza Bob's in 1972.
The innovative and delicious food would continue
to be made, and the community would still be served
with care. In 1974 the creative spirit that Pizza
Bob nurtured poked its head into the light. The
palate of Ann Arbor was changed forever with the
introduction of the Chipati, a taste sensation created
in the kitchen of Pizza Bob's. This often imitated,
but never duplicated salad stuffed into a fresh
baked pocket of bread topped by a delicious secret
sauce keeps people coming back year after year.
The Chipati created at Pizza Bob's became an interwoven
part of the fabric of Ann Arbor.
by the success of the Chipati, the 1980's was a
time of growth for Pizza Bob's. The spirit of this
growth could be seen in the demeanor of the new
owner, Bob Cranson. Pizza Bob was reborn, with a
new dedication to the same quality that made the
restaurant an Ann Arbor landmark. Pizza Bob's began
racking up awards throughout the 80's and 90's for
excellent handcrafted food and efficient delivery.