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By Mike Thayer

I recently wrote about what to look forward to in 2019 from fast food.  Trending, are smokehouse/steakhouse style burgers and sandwiches and the meat of the year is predicted to be brisket.

Consumers are clamoring for something more, creations beyond the ordinary realm of classic burger and sandwich flavors.  People want smokey, they desire more than just ketchup and mustard, folks are calling for cheeses with deeper flavors and buns with a little more tease than run-of-the-mill sesame seeds.  And it's no different when it comes to other meat on bread options, a.k.a., pizza, consumers are looking for more, something beyond the traditional flavors.

20190221_170203-1Tonight for dinner I opted for another 'other' meat on bread option, deciding on a BBQ pizza from Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut doesn't have a BBQ version for a Meat Lovers pizza on the menu, but you can customize your own pizza to create one.  Here's what I crafted using their online menu for a carry-out order:

  • Thin & Crispy crust
  • Garlic butter brushed on the crust
  • Honey BBQ sauce (The only BBQ sauce offering available)
  • Extra Cheese
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Grilled chicken
  • Bacon
  • Red Onion

20190221_173141The pizza was baked to perfection, the garlic buttery thin and crispy crust was the perfect platform for the BBQ meats, which were nicely portioned and seasoned well.  The grilled chicken was a tad dry, the red onion portion was a bit sparse and the honey bbq sauce was really nothing special, but over all, every bite of this pizza was enjoyable, tied together nicely by that golden, brown and delicious cheese.  It was a superior pizza to what Papa John's calls a BBQ Meats pizza.

Ordering a large, my pizza cost $22.56 after tax.  That's not a Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly price but it was pretty tasty and I've got leftovers.  And while the smokehouse/bbq style flavors were there it's not a repeat buy, the price is cost-prohibitive.  Pizza Hut's BBQ Pizza using their 'Create Your Own' feature online gets 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.  It's better than Papa John's if you're in the mood for BBQ pizza or have never tried one before, but for me it's not worth buying again.

3 stars

$pend Wisely My Friends.....


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