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Champion Pizza

Withstanding the Taste of Time!

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Champion Pizza produces premium quality, USDA approved, hand made frozen pizza.



Champion Pizza is a trip back in time with a fresh, natural, pure handmade taste! Long before high volume corporate food manufacturers started producing pizzas with automation, we made quality our priority. We never use processed nuggets, cheese loaded with oil and fillers, prepackaged spices, or artificial preservatives. With Champion Pizza, there are no short cuts or automation between you and the great taste of pure, handmade, delicious pizza.

When it come to quality and fresh taste, there's only one Champion...


Champion Pizza! Great Pizza - Frozen!

Company History
We're Proud to be Champion Pizza! Our name is a constant reminder of the legendary1952 Hebron, Illinois High School State Basketball Champions. Founded by James Durkee, a Hebron businessman and sports fan who created the famous Champion recipe, the 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, Mary Kynell grew the business and increased the distribution of our products. In 2009, the Weiss family took over and introduced the Garlic Alfredo with Sausage and 2010 Pizzeria style pizzas. In 2012, we introduced the Meat Lovers (Sausage, Pepperoni & Bacon) and Vegi Delight (Onion, Green Pepper, Mushroom & Tomato). 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 the new Champion Foods. In our first pizza season, Champion Pizza introduced two new classics, the Sausage & Pepper Cayenne and Garlic Chicken Florentine pizzas. But we didn't stop there! We also brought to a grocer or tavern near you nine new Mini Champ 8" Pizzas, and nine amazing new Pub Style • Rising Crust Pizzas! As always, Champion Pizza Fans have been cheering ever since!

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 legond Halftime Bar and Grill.

At Champion Pizza, our mission is to insure 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!
Customer Testimonials
"A frozen delight..."
- Pat F, Rockford, IL
"I care what I feed my family! The frozen pizza isle at our store seems to get bigger and bigger all the time, but if it's not real bread, not real meat, not real cheese, how's that pizza or good food at any price? I only buy Champion Pizza, it's just great quality pizza, and happens to be frozen."

- Remi, Kenosha, WI

"The Best!"
- Al J., Fontana, WI
"We have tried many different frozen pizzas at our tavern in the past, but none compares to Champion.  Not only does the product sell itself, the customer service we receive is outstanding.  I am a Champion Pizza customer for life!"

- Don W., Walworth County, WI Tavern Owner
"What a wonderful fundraising idea.  Great product, service and, yes, great profits.  Not only will we use Champion Pizza again, I will recommend them to my friends.  Thanks for all of your help."
- Susie M., Woodstock, IL Club Leader
"I have wondered for some time about Champion Pizza and finally had the opportunity to try one.  WOW, what a great pizza...  The sauce is great and the toppings and crust work great together. Thanks!"
- Jimbo, Lake Geneva, WI