The famed fatty cheeseburger-stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut is now available in Australian Pizza Huts
Would you forsake calorie count and eat this new creation from Pizza Hut?
The Pizza Hut cheeseburger-stuffed-crust pizza caused stomach-churning buzz when it became a part of the menu at locations in the United Kingdom last year. Now the 2,880-calorie pizza-cheeseburger hybrid monstrosity, which features a loaded Pizza Hut pizza with eight cheeseburgers baked into the crust, is making its way Down Under, and will start appearing at Pizza Huts in Australia.
The cheeseburger stuffed-crust pizza actually made out list of the most over-the-top international fast food items. Check out our picks here
According to a recent United Nations study, Australia is the fifth-most obese country in the world, ranking only behind Mexico, the United States, New Zealand and Chile, and almost one-quarter of the entire country is considered obese. Presumably, the introduction of a brand-new fatty food won’t do much to help Australians get out of their overweight slump.
The cheeseburger crust will cost you $3 more than the average Pizza Hut pie. No word yet on if the burger pizza will make its way to American shores.
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi
20 Times Pizza Hut Got Real Weird In Foreign Countries
Pizza Hut is the top international pizza chain restaurant. The pizza chain is known for having a great menu for fast pizza and a tremendous delivery service to get it to you in time. Pizza Hut has a strong reach in North America with the obvious foods and toppings available to choose from. However, the international approach to Pizza Hut has seen many unique items created to appeal to different demographics. People in the United States and Canada often argue about the bizarre nature of pineapple being on pizza. Pineapple is the tamest topping when looking at some of the Pizza Hut international specialties offered.
We will look at some of the most unique and surprising dishes you can order from Pizza Hut when making a trip into a new country. Some of these foods have found success in the market with a strange idea working in the long run. Others are still struggling to connect and reach the expectations for the strange items. The only certain thing is that most of these pizzas will be new to most people reading this.
Let’s learn more about the dishes that range from unique to downright odd. These are twenty instances of Pizza Hut getting really weird in foreign countries.
Pizza Hut Unveils Cheeseburger Crust Pizza In Australia
Pizza Hut recently helped its Australian customers expand their waistlines with a brand new calorie-stuffed offering.
If you're having a tough time deciding between a tasty pizza and a savory cheeseburger, then the restaurant chain has the perfect compromise ready for delivery. According to Pizza Marketplace, Pizza Hut recently began offering a so-called Cheeseburger Crust Pizza to folks who reside in Australia.
Unlike some of its other foreign exclusives, the company's latest creation isn't overly difficult to describe. Take a pizza and stuff it with cheeseburgers -- simple as that. The website explained the concoction contains "eight Australian beef patties" smothered in cheese and baked into the curst. In short: It's a junk food aficionados dream come true.
"This amazing new product will blow burger and pizza lovers away. It's delicious, it's fun and we're still trying to figure out the best way to actually eat it: Burger first or pizza first?" Pizza Hut said in a recent statement.
When the Cheeseburger Crust Pizza arrived in the UK last year, people quickly discovered that the pie was loaded from top to bottom of calories. In fact, The Guardian reports that you'll easily consume 280 calories in a single slice. Should you choose to consume the whole thing, then you're walking away with 2,880 calories under your belt. Here's hoping you don't plan to eat anything else for the rest of the day.
The folks at Junkee point out that the latest offering from Pizza Hut probably won't do much to help Australia's problem with obesity. According to the website, nearly 63 percent of the population -- that's 10.8 million people -- are either overweight or obese. In other words, the last thing they need is a pizza stuffed with cheeseburgers.
Naturally, Twitter has a few thoughts about the Pizza Hut Cheeseburger Crust Pizza. Have a look at some thoughts and feelings on the subject below. As you can tell, you're either smitten or completely turned off by the idea.
The new Pizza Hut pizza with cheeseburger in the crust looks amazing
— bengrier. (@ben_grier) March 30, 2014
Really @pizzahut A cheeseburger pizza? FFS. Karl Marx told us this would happen. #endgame
— Sam Delaney (@DelaneyMan) March 30, 2014
I want this cheeseburger crust pizza from Pizza Hut pic.twitter.com/JxF3oxJ9Uw
— Some gay bitch (@aintNoWalker) March 29, 2014
Cheeseburger crust pizza from pizza hut - a fantastic representation of the downfall of western civilisation pic.twitter.com/dxLanoj7vn
— Marcus Hooper (@Marcus__Hooper) March 30, 2014
The cheeseburger pizza from Pizza Hut seems so unnecessary but so right at the same time.
— MenaiGwen.png (@menaigotclass) March 26, 2014
What do you think about the Pizza Hut Cheeseburger Crust Pizza? Is the greatest thing in the free world or a complete abomination?
Taste Test: Pizza Hut’s ‘Cheeseburger Crust’ Is A Tasty Abomination
Yesterday, Pizza Hut submitted its new Cheeseburger Crust creation to the Lifehacker office for the official taste-test treatment. This is a singularly American concept that involves grafting eight “cheeseburgers” onto the ends of a regular large pizza. Depending on your eating habits, it’s about as horrifying — or glorious — as it sounds.
The Cheeseburger Crust is a new deluxe crust option from Pizza Hut that can be added to any pizza for a premium of $3. It’s basically a dome of puffy pastry filled with a beef patty and cheddar cheese. Pizza Hut is marketing it as “a cheeseburger in every slice” that combines two of Australia’s favourite foods into one.
Here’s the official blurb from Pizza Hut:
Made with eight Australian beef patties with tasty cheddar cheese on top, nestled into the golden crust of Pizza Hut’s mouthwatering large pizzas, the Cheeseburger Crust Pizza is available with any of your favourite toppings for an additional $3.
It doesn’t sound particularly healthy, does it? We spoke to a Pizza Hut representative who said the Cheeseburger Crust adds approximately 700 kilojoules to the large pizza of your choosing. That’s actually not too bad all things considered. The energy increase is about the same as adding crunchy noodles to a McDonald’s chicken salad.
With three pizzas to plough through, we decided to enlist the taste buds of some of our colleagues. To make things interesting, we didn’t tell them what the crust was supposed to be. Would they be able to figure it out on their own?
The Cheeseburger Crust doesn’t really deliver on its marketing promise: it neither looks like a cheeseburger nor tastes like one. When we asked our co-workers what the crust reminded them of, their answers ranged from a cheese scroll to a globular end-of-level boss from the video game Metroid. Nobody came close to guessing the crust’s true inspiration.
I thought there was something disturbingly Cthulhuian about the crust pizza’s appearance: especially when viewed from above. Brrr…
Our co-workers were similarly perplexed by the flavour — most people thought it tasted like a beef dim sim, pig-in-blanket or sausage roll. We think the confusion stems from the fact that there’s no sauce inside the crust which is a staple ingredient of any self-respecting cheeseburger. Some pickle flavouring probably wouldn’t go astray either. As it stands, the burger crust has very little in common with its namesake.
We’ve established that Pizza Hut’s new crust fails as a cheeseburger substitute but how does it fare when judged on its own merits? Opinion in the office was mixed. Some thought the addition of cheese and mince made things interesting, while others were decidedly less enamored.
Personally, I found the mince to be a little bland for my tastes, but the pastry surrounding it was delicious. It’s strongly reminiscent of Domino’s Puff Pastry crust which was recently pulled from the menu. If you liked Puff Pastry pizza, this is the closest you’re going to get.
In terms of pricing, the Cheeseburger Crust looks like pretty good value on the surface. The $3 premium works out at around 35 cents per “cheeseburger”. However, it’s worth noting that the crust takes up a lot more of the pizza’s footprint — while the amount of toppings might well be the same, you’re definitely getting less pizza per slice when you discount the burger section.
If you keen to give it a try, the Pizza Hut Cheeseburger Crust is available now except in Western Australia which is set to follow on 18 March.
Sep 14, 2020
Review: Domino's - Cheeseburger Pizza
Domino's Cheeseburger Pizza features ketchup-mustard sauce, American cheese, beef, onions, diced tomatoes, shredded provolone, and cheddar cheese.
I paid $11.99 for a large.
Opening the box, the Cheeseburger Pizza gave off the aroma of beef, cheese, ketchup, and mustard, which smells a lot like a burger.
Taste-wise, the American cheese and ketchup-mustard combo delivered the pizza a burger flavor as well. Between the mustard and ketchup there was a bit of tang and sweetness, but it was considerably less so than you'd get with pizza sauce. There was also a definite mustard note.
There was an even, plentiful amount of cheese coverage and notable American cheese flavor. Interestingly, the combination of American cheese and provolone offered up a more melty and gooey layer than their mozzarella, especially as it cooled.
The beef, onions, and diced tomatoes were lesser players on the pizza but performed well enough to round out the cheeseburger feeling.
The crust was quite pillowy with a thick end crust and an almost delicate, crispy shell. There's a lot of corn meal on the bottom, which gave it a bit of grittiness.
All-in-all, Domino's Cheeseburger Pizza strikes a nice balance between cheeseburger and pizza that was pretty enjoyable. The combination of the sauce and cheese in particular conveyed a lot of the cheeseburger quality, but a bit more beef wouldn't hurt. I liked it much better than the pickle-heavy Papa John's version from a while back.
Nutritional Info - Domino's large Cheeseburger Pizza - 1 slice (141g)
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 490)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 9g)
Sodium - 880mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 15g
&lsquoIt just feels weird&rsquo: the pizza topped with 10 cheeseburgers
‘Oh God,” my friend Anne wails. “Not only is it disgusting, but my children like it.” This is all my doing. As people gather in Ballymaloe this weekend to talk about all that is best in slow food, I have brought the worst in fast food to her home for her teenagers and their friends to taste.
We’ve had two Pizza Hut cardboard boxes delivered. They smell of peppers and not much else. One of the pizzas has hotdogs baked into its crust. The other is Pizza Hut’s cheeseburger pizza: a deep-pan pizza with 10 mini-cheese-burgers baked into its doughy crust. The cheeseburger pizza, launched by Pizza Hut last year, contains 2,880 calories. When I ring to order it, the man offers a special deal to include chips and garlic bread with the order. For just under €20 I could have two day’s worth of calories for an adult woman delivered to the door. Instead we’ve gone for the two-pizza deal, which comes in at just under €30.
A flyer on the table shows the company shot of the cheese-burger pizza, a puffed-up beast smothered in cheese. Inside the box, the reality is a lot sadder. Lots of the “burgers” have no cheese on top. They’re rubbery, biscuit-sized patties of vaguely spiced ground meat. The vilest parts are the pale, shiny patches of dough underneath the burgers. The slices drape themselves over your hand like damp cardboard when you lift one up to eat it. The cheese has all the flavour of wet elastic.
Anne’s son, Alex, is the first in the group of seven teenagers to munch his way through a slice and get to the burger. “It’s normal till you get to the end.” He is watched by the gathering as he reaches the burger bit. There’s a pause. “It tastes like a proper burger,” he says. His mother despairs. His sister, Grace, is less impressed. She has just hit the hotdog in the other pizza and come to a full stop. “Not nice,” she says, putting the slice down and stepping away from it. Alex later extracts the orange dog from its blanket to show it to the table. It’s a pale and wrinkled specimen.
Around the table, six teenage boys munch and think about what they’re eating. For a few minutes the only sound is the photographer’s camera shutter taking pictures of this oddly subdued pizza party.
“The hotdog one is definitely not nice,” someone says. There are still two slices left. The lid is closed over the box because there are no takers. The burger pizza box has been emptied, but not with any huge enthusiasm.
“I don’t like the burger one,” say Eoin. “They’re not supposed to go together. It just feels weird eating that at the end.” Is it not a case of two good things coming together to make something amazing? “No it’s the complete opposite,” he says. Two really good things combine to make a rubbish thing.
Cheeseburger over hotdog
As the least worst option, the cheeseburger pizza has won the “battle of the crusts” that the Pizza Hut flyer encourages. “I didn’t mind this burger pizza,” says Conor. “I wouldn’t buy it myself, but I didn’t think it was so bad. But this one with the hotdog in the crust was really disgusting.”
Grace is the only girl there. I ask her if her friends would eat the cheeseburger pizza. “Definitely not. Pizza yes. But that? No. I think meat’s kind of more a boy thing.” What would be her takeaway food of choice? “Pizza, but not that.”
Max, who is half Italian, doesn’t rate the hotdog pizza. “I don’t like hotdogs anyway, but that hotdog’s soggy.”
Would they order either pizza again? “No. You can get bigger ones for a tenner and they’re much nicer,” someone says. Domino’s and Apache Pizzas would be their pizza supplier of choice.
Alex’s father, Jeremy, clears the boxes away.
“There’s a bit of a sick feeling after it,” someone says.
“They do sort of lodge just down there,” Jeremy agrees.
I phone Pizza Hut’s London headquarters twice to try and find out how many cheeseburger pizzas they sell in Ireland. No one phones back.
NOW FOR SOMETHING HEALTHIER: BALLYMALOE LITFEST THIS WEEKEND
I’m bringing a jar of home-made sauerkraut and a copy of Yotam Ottolenghi’s book Plenty to Ballymaloe today. Cheeseburger pizzas aren’t on the menu. Instead there are more big names, food workshops, interviews, debates, tastings, and demonstrations than you could shake a cinnamon stick at.
SATURDAY Noma chef René Redzepi – fresh from being crowned the world’s best chef once again – will sit down for a conversation with John McKenna at 9.30am. The mother of Mexican cooking, Diana Kennedy, will give a cookery demonstration at 10am. Food writer Simon Hopkinson will talk to Rory O’Connell about his book Roast Chicken and Other Stories. Elsewhere Lilly Higgins will talk about her book, Dream Deli. Our own John Wilson will talk about the fascinating history of Spanish wines. At 1.30pm Redzepi and Guardian gardening writer Alys Fowler will bring the lucky people who booked early on a foraging walk.
On Saturday afternoon there will be a talk about forgotten skills with the head of the Nordic Food Lab, chef Ben Reade fermentation guru Sandor Katz Diana Kennedy and journalist Joanna Blythman. Saturday rounds off at 7.30pm, when guests will sit down to a €110 dinner prepared by Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.
SUNDAY In the morning, Ottolenghi and Tamimi will talk about the food of the Middle East and follow up with a cookery demonstration in the afternoon. Food writers Tom Doorley and John McKenna will talk about the writing of Elizabeth David. The politics of food and wine will be discussed by a panel led by John Bowman. Chefs Martin Shanahan, Catherine Fulvio, Paul Flynn, Thomasina Miers, Rachel Allen, Ross Lewis and Donal Skehan will cook and talk food.
Pizza Hut actually has a ton of vegan options, and they're delicious. The Premium Garden Veggie Pizza is packed with all your favorite veggies (green peppers, red onions, spinach, and mushrooms) atop a crushed Roma tomato sauce. It's so filling that you'll forget there are no animal products.
Pepperoni pizza is a classic for a reason. It's simple. It's not fancy or overdone. And it's dependable. You can't go wrong when you order a pepperoni pizza. As an added bonus, Pizza Hut is better than most other chains because the pepperoni is crispier and a little spicier.
The Essentials: Pizza Hut Sauce and Cheese
There are two components to a pizza that are consistent with any regional variation a rich tomato sauce and cheese. Pizza Hut takes great pride in its sauce , the chief ingredient being tomato complemented with herbs.
No two pizza providers share the same sauce recipe. Pizza Hut delivers a strong burst of flavor.
In traditional Italian-American style, Pizza Hut also makes pizza with a healthy distribution of mozzarella for good texture, and also offer parmesan to support for extra flavor.
In more recent times Pizza Hut has also expanded its sauce ranges to include BBQ, alfredo, a garlic-parmesan base, and multiple swirls including balsamic and buffalo.
In 2005, then-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi visited Finland and publicly slagged off the country's food. But Finland had its revenge three years later, when Vaasa-based pizza chain Kotipizza's smoked reindeer-topped creation was named the world's best pizza — beating the second-placed Italian submission. The name of Finland's award-winning pizza? The Berlusconi.
How pizza evolved from humble flat bread to fast food with a twist
The original, humble heritage of the pizza has been lost in a race to make the most outlandish, calorie-laden fast food. Cheeseburger crust, anyone?
Pizza Margherita was named after an Italian queen. Source:Supplied
SO HOW did it come to this? How did a humble flat bread with a smear of tomato, sold as a street food in southern Italy, evolve to become the Cheese Burger Crown Crust? Or, for that matter the fish and chip, taco or hotdog pizza?
While Australian pizza eaters might be accustomed to having the option of a "cheesy crust" - and even, for a limited time last year a hotdog crust, complete with sauce and mustard, they pale in comparison to some of the offers overseas.
For that matter, what about the so-called gourmet toppings sold in some of our hip pizza places, such as duck with shiitake mushroom, Wagyu beef or Middle Eastern lamb and pine nuts with yoghurt.
I N THE BEGINNING
Actually, that lamb pizza isn&apost so far wide of the mark after all.
The first flat breads are believed by food historians to have originated in the Middle East or perhaps Greece, before spreading around the Mediterranean to places like Italy.
Around the 1700s, the working poor in the port town of Naples, who had nowhere to cook or eat, needed cheap food that could be consumed on the run. Their favourite was a flat bread coated with tomato and other available ingredients including cheese, oil and anchovies. Sound familiar?
The wealthy and elite sneered at this primitive food, but pizza got its big break when King Umberto and Queen Margherita came to town in 1889 and asked for a taste.
A special pizza of tomato, mozzarella and basil - the red, white and green of the Italian flag - was made in their honour and the"margherita" was born.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, huge numbers of Italian migrants began settling in the United States and looking for the food of home.
The first licensed pizzeria opened in New York in 1905 and the city quickly developed its own style: a pizza with a thin, crisp crust that could be easily folded to eat on the run, often baked in a rectangle designed to be sliced and sold by weight.
The pizza craze spread across the country and it is the Americans who took pizza to the world.
Leading the charge is Pizza Hut, a chain with 5600 restaurants in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world (as well as 7500 in the US).
Pizza Margherita was named after an Italian queen. Source:Supplied
Pizza has been adapted to fit the customs and tastes wherever it lands. In India, you will find tandoori pizza with paneer (similar to cottage cheese), while Japanese pizza will have plenty of seafood and mayo.
Here, of course, we love our pizzas with pineapple, barbecued chicken and a few prawns.
Pizza Hut brought the hot dog crust here at the end of last year and is also responsible for some of pizza combos that would make someone like Natalie Albany wince.
Natalie, co-owner and chef at Pizza e Mozzarella in Adelaide, likes her pizzas the old-fashioned way.
"I&aposm a very traditional pizza eater and I wouldn&apost want anything like that," she says of the crazy crusts. "It&aposs offensive to do something like that. A pizza should be a natural, beautiful thing to eat. We get people asking for pineapple and I get upset."
Natalie says having a proper crust is vital.
"Without a good dough you won&apost have a good pizza," she says. "You really want to taste the crust and the sauce - all the ingredients separately. Less is best. Every mouthful should be a different experience."
So, Natalie and all other pizza traditionalists, look away now. Here are a few of Pizza Hut&aposs finest moments from around the world.
Golden Happiness Cheesy Crown Pizza (Malaysia) - Forget your boring old cheese-stuffed crust. This beauty has a ring of crusty volcanoes spewing molten cheese, with a piece of pineapple at each peak. Oh, and there is grilled chicken and sesame sauce in the middle.
FishChip Pizza (Indonesia) - Pieces of fish and fried potato are part of this amalgam of fast foods.
Shrimp and Mayo Roll Crust Pizza (Japan) - Sounds as painful as a Japanese game show. The ad, showing a fisherman eating the pizza who is attacked by a whale, is a cracker.
Crown Crust Cheeseburger Pizza (Middle East) - The king of them all. The crust for this bad boy is a ring of burgers, complete with grilled pattie and melted cheese topping. Eat your heart out.