Cadillac Pizza Pub has been a popular staple in Historic Downtown McKinney since 2006 and is known for its simple formula: pizza, music and beer.
General Manager Richard Bell joined the restaurant in October and said one of the things that sets Cadillac apart, aside from its pizza, is the live music.
“At one point, we considered getting rid of the live music component because of the size of the space, but what we’ve come to realize is that music is the bones and spine of this place,” Bell said. “The music is what brings the entire community together.”
Country music artist Zane Williams used to be a regular performer at Cadillac, Bell said.
“We now work with a booking agent to book our live music but we also listen to our guests to see what they want to listen to,” he said.
Cadillac has a dive bar and live music aesthetic that friends and families can enjoy, Bell said. Another reason people go to Cadillac is for the wood-fired pizza, Bell said.
“All of the pizza pies are thin crusted to allow the toppings to take center stage,” he said.
Toppings are usually locally-sourced and purchased as fresh as possible. Cadillac has a small kitchen, which Bell said does not allow staff to keep a large amount of ingredients for very long, so, all ingredients have to be very fresh.
Bell said that beer is as important as pizza because it appeals to a large audience.
“Beer is one of those things that everyone can drink and can enjoy,” he said. “We’re constantly trying to improve the beer that comes out of Cadillac.”
Cadillac is located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown McKinney. The building, located on Kentucky Street, is over 100 years old. Before it was a pizza pub it was an art gallery as well as a newspaper company.
Bell said there are plans to make some possible changes to the interior and continue to improve the building.
“Cadillac is already an institution in downtown McKinney, and it’s already [a]well-established place that it doesn’t need a lot of change,” Bell said. “The community loves coming here.”
Cadillac Pizza Pub
112 S Kentucky St.
Hours: Tue.-Thu. 11 a.m-11 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight; Sat. 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mon. closed