Guys, I love junk food. My Salon "brand" is to judge fast food conglomerates for poisoning millions of people until they die from heart disease and stuff, and yeah, I'm still of the mind that these companies are basically evil. But also it's nearly 4 p.m. and I want a snack so much. And that's why I'm having trouble mustering the requisite outrage for Little Caesars' Bacon-Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza. Double the depth of a normal Deep! dish, we're guessing.
afternoon snack village banquet is wrapped in three-and-a-half feet of bacon and caramelized cheese edges and will cost $12 once it goes on sale on Monday, February 23. One slice will cost you 450 calories, 23 grams of fat, 830 milligrams of sodium and 40 milligrams of cholesterol.
This crust will replace Little Caesars' questionable Soft Pretzel Crust promotion.
USA Today's Bruce Horovitz reports that this actually needed some development:
The concept, says [CEO David] Scrivano, came from Little Caesars' R&D team. A team member was dining out a few years ago and ordered a bacon-wrapped filet. That dining experience spurred the team to figure out a way to wrap bacon around the pizza crust, he says.
"Every time you take a bite out of the crust, you'll get bacon," said Scrivano, stating the painfully obvious. But this shouldn't alienate health-conscious Little Caesars patrons, he stressed. "You can always get a plain, cheese pizza or a veggie pizza," he continued. "This is a more indulgent offering for a demographic that craves premium quality."
And you know what? I am that demographic :(.