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Pizza Hut’s Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza Is Finally Coming to the United States

Pizza Hut’s Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza Is Finally Coming to the United States

Pizza Hut’s infamous hot-dog-stuffed pizza crust made waves in the UK and Australia, and will head stateside this month

The food that combines two favorite all-American dishes is finally invading the United States.

Fast food and pizza-loving Americans were disappointed when Pizza Hut first introduced the hot dog stuffed crust pizza in Asia, and then brought it over to the U.K. and Australia. It, in fact, took three years for this stuffed-crust creation to make its ways to American shores. But fear not, junk food fans: The hot dog stuffed crust will premiere at American Pizza Hut locations later this month, according to Kotaku.

Although the news is not yet official, and Pizza Hut has not confirmed the existence of these frank-in-pizzas, consumer blog The Impulsive Buy has posted a cryptic advertisement which reads “Something big is coming June 18” alongside a packet of French’s mustard and a Venn diagram that shows the intersection of a hot dog and a pizza. No need to call Sherlock Holmes: The birth of the American hot dog stuffed crust pizza is just about here.

In the U.K. version of this dish, the specialty crust is only available for 14-inch pizzas, and is described as “succulent hot dog sausage bursting from our famous stuffed crust, with a free Mustard Drizzle.”


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A stuffed crust may be the greatest innovation in pizza since the discovery of the mini bagel. But have we opened Pandora’s box? When we forgo cheese in favor of hot dogs, the answer is “yes, very yes.” Depending on what part of the world you’re in this delicacy more closely resembles the traditional pigs in a blanked than it does a pizza.


Hot Dog Showdown

All great artists struggle to create something new, something original. And so the biggest fear for artists is stumbling over themselves while attempting to come up with the next big thing. Chefs are no exception to this rule.

For Adam Easterling and Jim Thompson, the solution is simple — just make the best things better. That’s why these two have opened The Good Dog and Tot Dogs, respectively.

Serving up hot dogs with flair, both places are following in the footsteps of Food & Wine’s Great Lakes Region’s Best Chef of 2012, Daniel Wright of Senate, Cincinnati’s first haute hot dog restaurant. Like Wright, Easterling and Thompson take street food to the table. But unlike Senate, which also boasts an expansive beer and wine list, The Good Dog and Tot Dogs are serving up these dogs in a no-frills fashion.

Of the two, The Good Dog has more options and, furthermore, dogs that delve into areas that the hot dog has never gone before. All of the good dogs are 100 percent beef, weighing in at a half pound and locally sourced from Avril-Bleh & Sons Meat Market.

The Conquistador ($5), like all of Good Dog’s dogs, is huge and served in a big blanket of a bun. This Spanish-influenced dog is topped with black bean and corn salsa, sour cream, lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese and fried tortilla strips. But this isn’t just an average Spanish chilidog. The salsa is the standout, slightly spicy and rich from the beans. Add in the crunch from the tortilla crisps and this is unlike any dog I’ve ever had.

Next on deck for me was the Ballpark Dog ($5), with ketchup, yellow mustard, diced white onion and relish.

The most classic of all the offerings, this one really lets the all-beef dog sing behind the sweetness of the relish.

The Southern Dandy ($5) was truly a delight, with mustard BBQ, horseradish slaw and fried onion. It all melds perfectly to make this Northeast treat and southern spectacle.

All of the Good Dog dogs are served with coleslaw, Asian slaw or chips. The slaw doesn’t really stand out and could use a bit of seasoning, but overall the Good Dog is really dishing out great dogs.

Tot Dogs has more limited options, much like its sister restaurant, Lucy Blue Pizza. The pizza parlor has become famous as a late-night pit stop for bar hoppers Tot Dogs is open during lunch hours only.

Taking a step in the other direction by serving a variety of dogs instead of wild toppings like The Good Dog, Tot Dogs is hoping to take hot dogs to the next level with options such as turkey dogs and Andouille sausage. Tot Dogs also has a selection of toppings for their dogs, but the burden of choosing and mixing them lies with the customer. From Muffaletta and blackberry mustard to roasted red peppers and chili and cheese, guests can go crazy or play it safe when building their own dog.

Tot Dogs won’t be on a tight leash for long, as owner Jim Thompson assured me the daily “Best in Show” dogs will soon be on the regular menu. This means specials like the Reuben (all beef and Swiss sausage topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing) or the apple chardonnay chicken sausage, honey curry mayonnaise and cheddar cheese will soon gain a permanent spot.

Tot Dogs doesn’t have any seating and the space can be cramped if they’re busy, but the service is friendly enough. After a few minutes of banter with the owner, my friend and I got our food and walked a few blocks over to the park, a great seating arrangement on a nice day. My special, the apple chardonnay chicken sausage ($6.50), was sweet and delicious, while the hot mett ($4) with chili ($.50) and cheese ($.50) was spicy and savory. As far as sides go, the German potato salad ($.75) was mushy and lacked flavor and the baked beans had the flavor of a Hudepohl lager. (Interesting, but not as good as it sounds.) My cohort’s Andouille sausage ($4) was piquant and smoky.

Both of these eateries are focused on dishing out tasty hot dogs, and they both do. In fact, really good hot dogs. My only hope is that they refocus some of their energy on the sides. Both owners have suggested their summer hours will extend into dinner service, which will certainly draw a happy hour crowd, and, honestly, there’s no bad time for a good dog.

GO: 634 Vine St., Downtown CALL:513-345-3056

INTERNET: http://www.totdogscincinnati.com HOURS: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday

THE GOOD DOG

GO: 633 Main St., Downtown CALL:513-381-2907

INTERNET: Facebook HOURS: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday


Pizza Hut Is Selling A New Pizza With Spam Bites In The Crust And As A Topping

Pizza Hut is constantly coming out with new and original creations. Vegan stuffed crust, a mozzarella stick crust, and mac & cheese pizza are some of the more recent Pizza Hut endeavors of the last few weeks. Now, to take it all a step further, Pizza Hut is putting Spam on pizza AND inside the crust. Buckle up.

Now we've seen a lot of controversial pizza toppings in the past, but I will say this one makes sense. Spam is not much different than adding any other meat topping you prefer to your pizza, but this pizza is definitely for true Spam fanatics.

The Spam Cheesy Bites pizza is only available in the Philippines at the moment and is a limited time offer that will run through May 9. It's also only available at select Pizza Hut locations, making it even more of a rare pizza variation to come by. The pizza dough and cheese are nothing out of the ordinary, but the whole pie is topped with cubed pieces of spam.

Instead of a traditional crust, it's more of a pull apart type style that is stuffed with Spam and more mozzarella. It's available in both regular and large sizes, if you're super hungry or looking to feed a crowd. The price points convert into USD at around $8.25 and $12.55 for a regular or large, respectively.

Once again, the Spam Cheesy Bites pizza is only available at certain Pizza Hut locations in the Philippines, so if it seems up your alley it might be a little out of reach. You could always order a plain Pizza Hut pie and get a can of Spam to DIY it?! Maybe?!


Pizza Hut Is Going to Start Selling the Most American Pizza Ever Created

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Pizza Hut is doing something insane. For the love of pizza. For the love of hot dogs. For the love of freedom. For the love of AMERICA.

Just like the American Revolutionary War, what was once owned by Great Britain is now going to be available in the United States. We're not sure where we are going with this history analogy so let's just abandon it and start over. But basically British Pizza Hut's once sold a pizza with a hot dog stuffed crust, and now we are finally getting our own version over here in the States.

Anyway, Pizza Hut is going to start selling a Hot Dog Bites Pizza, which is a pizza with pigs in a blanket baked right into the crust. If that isn't the most patriotic pizza on the market right now, we don't know what is. Although Little Caesars' bacon-wrapped pizza is a close second.

"It's real. Hot Dog Bites Pizza is coming to America. 6.18.15," read Pizza Hut's tweet regarding this monstrosity. That's 28 hot dogs surrounding your large, one-topping pizza, folks. Can you feel your arteries clogging? Your heart slowing? Your breath shortening? Feels like America!

"Pizza Hut has created the perfect combination for American taste buds," the company writes in a press release. The pizza comes with a side of French's mustard and will cost brave consumers $11.99.

As American as this creation is, Pizza Hut could do one better to make it truly worthy of this glorious country: wrap those hot dogs in bacon and deep-fry it. So call us when that happens, Hutty. (That's our nickname for Pizza hut. No big deal.)

When we eat a deep-fried bacon hot dog bites pizza, then we will be impressed. And also probably dead.


17 In-N-Out - 4x4

This big boy technically isn't part of In N Out's everyday menu, but it is part of their not-so-secret menu along with the Mustard Grilled Burger and Animal Style Fries.

The composition of this heart-killer is simple. It's just four beef patties, four slices of cheese, and a few pathetic slices of lettuce and tomato with sauce. It is exceptionally greasy and not unlike Hardee's Monster Biscuit in that it is very difficult to eat due to height. And nutritionally, it's terrible. No surprise there. The 4x4 has nearly 1000 calories, 60 grams of fat, 235 milligrams of cholesterol, and 2400 milligrams of sodium.


Red Bean Bagel Ball

Where to Find It: Dunkin', South Korea
Dunkin' seriously diversifies their menus to suit local tastes in many countries. In South Korea, they boast donut hole-like bagel balls filled with your choice of red bean, green tea, red velvet, or tomato-flavored paste. They also have red bean or kimchi-filled doughnuts and "glutinous rice sticks," and, on the savory side, a jalapeno and bulgogi beef-stuffed "hot bread."


Pizza Hut's Cheesiest Pizza Is Finally Back

Two years after introducing the world to some of the most insane pizza crusts of all time, Pizza Hut is bringing one of them back. For those who loved the rings of pigs in a blanket, you're out of luck - it's the insanely cheesy version that the Hut is giving new life.

That's right - the 28 doughy bites loaded with mozzarella will be available as your go-to pizza crust for a limited time, Brand Eating reports. A large one-topping pie goes for about $12.99. No word yet on just how long you can catch this special-edition 'za but, as always, we recommend that you act fact.

ORIGINAL POST: July 20, 2015 at 6:13 p.m. EST

It's official: Pizza Hut is trying to make us all fat. After unleashing its completely insane hot dog crust pizza-a beast bedazzled with 28 pigs in a blanket that was met with great skepticism-the brand is introducing a similarly fashioned Cheesy Bites pie. But, um, haven't we seen crust stuffed pizza before?

It turns out, this spin on a classic was released for the first time last year as a promotional tie-in for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. (Do those little cheese nubs look like turtles to you? Yeah, we didn't think so.) It's now being rereleased as an alternative to hot dog crust pizza for any vegetarians who felt neglected.

Available for $11.99 as a large size, the cheese-crusted pizza comes in a variety of different flavors including ranch, barbecue, salted pretzel, honey sriracha, and, of course, parmesan. Because you really can never have too much cheese.

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This monstrosity was kind of like the Big Mac of pizza. There were the crust and all of the standard pizza toppings—which sat on top of a second crust, complete with a cheese layer in between. We'll admit, it's better for everyone's health that this pizza is no longer on the Pizza Hut menu.

Once upon a time, Pizza Hut was a place where you could sit down and order from a server, not just get a takeout pizza to-go. There was even a build-your-own salad bar! But salad bars and buffets aren't coming back anytime soon, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.