When it rains, it pours. Pizza, that is.
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Uncle Maddio's crust is nearly identical in every respect (shape, texture, taste, airiness, mouthfeel) to the round sourdough buns at Schlotzsky's. The stack of ready-to-go dough rounds drives home the point that you could have had a real pizza, but just chose not to this time.
The Cone Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut Middle East is the daredevil design of the season, vying with the Cheeseburger Crown Crust for freakshow pizza supremacy. Our dedicated correspondent in Dubai didn't cower in the face of this cream cheese and chicken-stuffed beast, but dove right in to take you inside and deliver the scoop on the stunt pizza of the moment!
Domino's is getting into the pan pizza game starting today. Will the third time be a charm for Domino's as they take another stab at getting a cut of the pan pizza profits?
The Domino's transformation continues. In keeping with the company's evolution into "artisanal" pizza making, the facade will now match, well, the facade.
Overall it's got a slightly gritty, very chewy texture. It's not tough-chewy, more elastic-chewy. Kind of springy. You'll notice this as you try to pull the slices apart. You know how stubborn dogs can be when they're determined to hold on to their chew toys? Like that.
A few days ago, Robyn Lee had posted about the burger reincarnation of a pizza that Pizza Hut in the Middle East has created in their murky pizza laboratories. Today, having grabbed lunch at a Pizza Hut branch in Dubai, I'll tell you what the cheeseburger pizza construction actually tastes like.
Papa Gino's is a regional New England chain that is about 175 stores strong. They managed to transition from an independent pizzeria to one of the largest pizza chains in the country. And in the world of pizza chains, they definitely make one of the best pies in the chain industry. So what's the secret of their success?
A couple months back, Domino's announced its new line of "Artisan" pizzas. So what's different about these new pies?
We received a few emails this morning from our buddy Ryan over at GrubGrade. Apparently, Domino's has a new pie in the works, which they're calling "artisan" style. What's it mean?
CPK's newest pie is the Habanero Carnitas pizza. It features "slow-roasted pulled pork, red onions, cilantro pesto, mozzarella and Queso Quesadilla cheese with spicy habanero salsa." I love pork, so I'll admit I was slightly excited at the prospect of my own 13-inch pork covered pizza.
Maybe Pizza Hut had a cheese lover's pie before, but they're calling this tomato-less pie Ultimate Cheese Lover's. Is it the Ultimate? Or is it just too much cheese? We dove in to find out.
On Wednesday we saw the Domino's 4/20 Groupon deal that offered a 10-topping pizza for just $8. Great way to celebrate the day, right? Unfortunately the Groupon was only redeemable after the stoner holiday. OK. Whatever that gave us time to poll our Facebook Likees as to what we should top with. And ... and ... Y'all are just cruel. This is what you stuck us with?!?
I think I'd be a little grossed out at first after biting into the crust and finding a wad of soggy cash in it, but I guess these were mint* Benjamins, and a thousand bucks could buy a lot of ingredients for DIY pizza.
Pizza Hut introduced their new Ultimate Stuffed Crust pizza on Sunday. For $12.99 you get a 14'' pie with pepperoni, sausage, bacon and cheese inside the crust. We gave it a try so you don't have to.
The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe posted this parody Domino's commercial earlier this week. It sends up both the way Domino's changed its pizza in late 2009 and the fact that you can now get the chain's pizza as carryout for $5.99 — a move that seems to chase Little Caesars Hot-N-Ready deal. Anyway. Watch! Funny. Unicorn!
Papa John's has a couple limited-time pizzas on its menu these days, the Spinach Alfredo and the Italian Meats Pizza. Both are $11 right now. We got our greasy mitts on them (both ordered on thin-crust foundations*) in the name of research.
This is great. Fukung.net posted this cute bit in which the customer ordered Domino's online and in the "special instructions" form asked them to draw a unicorn fighting a giraffe inside the pizza box. The response, after the jump.
Speaking of pizza and health, it seems that Domino's is "striving to be a part of the solution when it comes to promoting healthy, active lifestyles for young people — highlighted by the launch of its Domino's Smart Slice school lunch pizza." Smart Slice is "a white whole-wheat, reduced-fat and reduced-sodium pizza, which is baked fresh and delivered to schools." It's already being served in more than 120 school districts.