When it comes to eating pizza with a hungry family, the larger, the better; otherwise, you end up getting two thin slices that are missing 75% of the cheese. But if a 14” isn’t big enough for your ravenous appetite, then I present to you Pizza Hut’s largest pizza, clocking in at 13,990 square feet. That’s enough to last like three dinners!
CNN says that Pizza Hut is bringing back its 16” Big New Yorker Pizza which first appeared on the menu 24 years ago in 1999 (cue the “1999 was 24 years ago?!” screams). To celebrate the return of a huge pizza, the company decided it should make an impossibly large cheese bread inside a convention center. Bakers went to work on Wednesday, and by Friday, it was declared the largest pizza by the good people of Guinness World Records. Did it take them that long to cook the pie? That’s dedication. If my at-home pizza isn’t done in 20 minutes, I’m popping that thing out of the oven and eating it undercooked. Here’s what went into the record-breaking dish:
To complete the enormous task, workers put down layers of dough first, tomato sauce were painted on, then toppings were added. Once everything was set, it was baked in pieces, according the the news release from Pizza Hut.
In total, 13,653 pounds (6,193 kilograms) of dough, 4,948 pounds of pizza sauce, more than 8,800 pounds of cheese and roughly 630,496 pieces of pepperoni went into making the record-breaking pie.
Check out what a field of cheese and pepperoni (a.k.a heaven) looks like:
If you’re worried that a monster pizza is rotting away in a Los Angeles convention center, don’t despair. Pizza Hut’s CEO said that the 68,000 slices will be going to local food banks and not directly into my mouth. Ah well. I suppose I’ll just have to settle for a measly 16” tonight!