Cheeseburger-Crust Pizza – Pizza Hut

Described on the Pizza Hut website as ‘all of the fun, without the bun’, the cheeseburger-crust pizza, which appeared on menus overseas earlier this year, has now hit the UK. Earlier this week, the near 3,000 calorie pizza hit the newspapers and was panned (heh) by critics. We’re pretty open-minded here at JVB and didn’t want to be so quick to write off the pizza and since it sort of contains burgers, we thought we’d actually try it out and bring you a quick review.

The Cheeseburger crust pizza
The Cheeseburger crust pizza

We opted for the ‘BBQ Americano’ topping, which consisted of chicken, bacon, sweet corn & barbecue sauce.

We went for the 'BBQ Americano' topping
We went for the ‘BBQ Americano’ topping

The base itself was overly-stodgy and the whole thing felt a bit wet, almost as it it had been sprayed with grease before being put in the box. The toppings were fairly good and the barbecue sauce had a nice smokey/sweet balance. I’m not sure if there was barbecue sauce on the base or not, because all we were able to taste was the sauce that was drizzled over the top.

Each slice contains a slider-sized patty with a wrapped-around crust.
Each slice contains a slider-sized patty with a wrapped-around crust.

But what about the burgers and the crust? The crust of the pizza is almost wrapped around the mini patties that sit at the end of each slice and each one is covered with cheese.

A large will cost £17.95; however, there are various meal deals available.
A large will cost £17.95; however, there are various meal deals available.

Overall, it doesn’t really resemble the pictures found on pizza hut’s websites, but then again these things rarely do. Taste-wise, we really didn’t enjoy these at all. The patties had almost zero taste, had a rubbery texture and were cooked to the point of being grey. If I had to hazard a guess as to how they’d been prepared, I’d have said that they had been blasted in the microwave. At least that’s how they tasted.

We weren't too impressed with the 'patties'.
We weren’t too impressed with the ‘patties’.

I managed to finish off one slice, including crust & burger, followed by another slice, with which I chose to leave the crust section. After that, I couldn’t bring myself to eat any more.

A slice of the pizza on its own.
A slice of the pizza on its own.

Had the mini patties been better and the overall pizza not so greasy, this may not have been so bad. Unfortunately, the pizza’s main selling point is ultimately what lets it down.

When we collected the pizza, the staff member commented that it was ‘like Pizza Hut meets McDonalds’. I’d be inclined to disagree.

The patties, removed from the pizza...
The patties, removed from the pizza…

At £17.95 per pizza, it’s not something that any of us would be in a rush to try again.

(We reviewed this pizza from the branch in Parkhead, Glasgow)

Price: £17.95 (various meal deals available.)


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10 thoughts on “Cheeseburger-Crust Pizza – Pizza Hut

  1. This is the kind of thing I might try in spite of my better judgement to satisfy curiousity but thankfully now I don’t need to. Also, £18! There are so many nice pizzas and burgers you could get for that amount!

  2. Had this last night and wished I’d read your review first. 100% agree, I was the same. 2 burgers eaten then couldn’t face another. It was pretty vile for something that sounds so good.

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