America has been caught napping. While we were resting on the laurels of the KFC Double Down, the Paula Deen doughnut burger, and deep-fried butter, Pizza Hut UK has one-upped us with hot-dog-stuffed pizza crust.
You read that right: Pizza Hut UK. This development happened in Britain, a place that presumably learned about junk food from us. Then made it better. Or at least, more meat-filled. Where's the innovation, people? Who doesn't look at a crust and think, "This would be so much better if it had a hot dog inside of it"? That's a whole meal in the part of the pizza that some people don't even bother to eat!
The latest fast-food combination is described on the company's menu as "succulent hot dog sausage bursting from our famous stuffed crust, with a FREE Mustard Drizzle." A feeding frenzy of searches on Yahoo! were salivating for "hot dog stuffed crust" and "hot dog stuffed crust pizza."
Come on, people. If we put our heads together, we can outdo this. How about a pizza stuffed with a hot dog made with a pretzel crust? Worn as a hat with straws attached?
Not that fast-food retailers aren't experimenting with food combos here at home: The blog GrubGrade discovered a Burger King in Nashville, TN, where a test market for a bacon sundae is being offered (picture soft-serve vanilla topped with an actual strip of bacon). Yes, that one's a real heart-stopper.
And England isn't alone in serving super-stuffed pizza, apparently. The blog Grist found references to a sausage-stuffed pie in Thailand and Japan, so perhaps this isn't a completely new concept. But it's an idea whose time has come.
We'd be content if the menu item just came to America, where it belongs.