Latest in Bacon Craze: Bacon-Bound Pizza

Little Caesars' $12 pizza will be available until April
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2015 11:03 AM CST
Latest in Bacon Craze: Bacon-Bound Pizza
Hungry yet?   (Little Caesars)

Love bacon? Love pizza? If so, Little Caesars is hoping you'll drool over its newest experimental pizza featuring a bacon-wrapped crust. Beginning Feb. 23, customers who fork over $12 can chow down on a deep dish pizza, topped with pepperoni and bacon, with 3.5 feet of bacon wrapped around the crust, USA Today reports. Officially dubbed the Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza, it replaces Little Caesars' soft pretzel crust variety. "Every time you take a bite out of the crust, you'll get bacon," CEO David Scrivano promises. At 450 calories per slice, "This is a more indulgent offering for a demographic that craves premium quality," he says.

Scrivano notes the idea for a bacon-wrapped crust came from an employee in Little Caesars' research and development wing who ordered a bacon-wrapped filet at a restaurant. The pizza adaptation will be available nationwide until late April, CBS Detroit reports. A warning: it may not "travel" well, Scrivano says. In stranger pizza news, Pizza Hut has awarded pizza-themed nail polish to 30 people who wrote the chain cheesy love poems as part of a Valentine's Day competition, Time reports. They'll take home a set of eight polishes with names like "Say Cheese," "Voracious Veggie" and "Dough You Need Me." (Find out why you should always buy the bigger pizza.)

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