For all the pizzas I eat I’m ashamed to admit that I am not really on the ball when it comes to the innovations in pizza (pizzovations?). I mean it’s not like I experiment much with pizza, occasionally veering away from pepperoni only to try double pepperoni – and even less occasionally some spiced up meat with jalapeños thrown on. I can see how they wanted to liven up the crusts of pizzas, they aren’t the best bit of a pizza. They are the worst bit. I like it where the pizza just stops at pizza and doesn’t really have a crust. But where there is a crust, Domino’s solved that problem with the dipping sauce, for me.
I don’t think I have had a stuffed crust – original or spicy BBQ. But hot dog sausage? What the dough is going on? It’s not even a Domino’s idea. This must have been that successful in America that Domino’s ripped it off here.
But don’t be thinking Pizza Hut don’t have their own (UK) version of the Pizza Hut US formula, because they have this:
TWENTY-EIGHT small hot dogs. And a pizza. As opposed to the Domino’s hot dog cyclotron – around a pizza. I don’t think I am better than a hot dog (unless it is a racist hot dog) but I don’t want one anywhere near a pizza. If a pizza isn’t enough you have a garlic bread – or maybe small pieces of chicken. That isn’t to say if after a hot dog someone offered me a slice of pizza I would turn it down because I wouldn’t. But that’s because a hot dog is quite a useless amount of food, it is the weak link of the hot meat/bread sandwich family. This is really an admission of that – reducing the hot dog to little more than a speciality crust.
This is coming from a man who today recounted to a room of people how I used to regurgitate chewed Rich Tea biscuits onto a fresh Rich Tea biscuits as a kind of Rich Tea canapé when I was about nine or ten.