Aubree’s among companies to watch in state of Michigan

MARQUETTE – Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses has named Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill one of Michigan’s 50 companies to watch.

Aubree’s received its award May 6 during an event at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. The awards program honors companies in Michigan that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes.

“We were thrilled to be honored as a company to watch in Michigan,” Aubree’s founder Bill French said in a news release. “Our commitment to providing great food, friendly service and giving back to our communities is important to us. Receiving such a high honor is tangible proof that we are succeeding at reaching our goals.”

Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill is headquartered in Ypsilanti, the site of its original location. It is the lone representative on the Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses list from Ypsilanti and is one of a small handful of restaurants on the list.

“Over the years, very few restaurants have been named one of Michigan’s 50 companies to watch,” Aubree’s president Andy French said in the release. “It is a huge honor to be included on such an exclusive list, especially since it is so rare for restaurants to be honored in this way.”

Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill currently features six restaurants, including a location in Marquette, and plans to open two more in the next several months.

Aubree’s will open a location in South Lyon in May and another in Grand Blanc later this year.

“We are proud that our franchisees are continuing to invest and grow the Aubree’s brand,” Andy French said. “They have been terrific partners and we are looking forward to their continued success.”