What a time to be alive.
For anyone who’s ever debated whether to go delivery or hit up the drive thru for dinner, your endless “I don’t know, what do you feel like eating?” back-and-forth may be over. Papa John’s has merged both worlds with its latest creation, a bacon cheeseburger pizza.
At first, this may not seem too out of the ordinary. Cheese goes on pizza, ground beef’s been on pizza before — but the chain didn’t stop there. No, Papa J committed to the flavor, topping its dough with zesty burger sauce in place of traditional marinara, then sprinkling the whole thing with beef, bacon, diced Roma tomatoes, cheddar, and “real cheese made from mozzarella” (uh, what?!), according to the press release.
But the real crowning glory here is that the pizza touches on one of the biggest internet food trends: The whole thing’s topped with dill pickles. Yes, pickles.
The end result is like a pizza and a Big Mac on steroids. Taste testers were put off, at first, by the idea of warm pickles on pizza. And then they tried a slice. Before long, all six pies were gone, and the general consensus was that the pickles added a refreshing tanginess that cut through the heaviness of all the meat and cheese, much like banana peppers do on a more traditional pizza (that’s if you consider banana peppers a traditional topping, of course).
This pizza’s only being offered for a limited time and at a reduced rate — just $10 for a large or pan pizza. The Louisville, Kentucky-based chain’s also selling Bacon Cheddarsticks during this time. They’re breadsticks coated with Papa John’s Special Garlic sauce, then covered with bacon, cheddar and more “real cheese made from mozzarella.”