Detroit pizza is getting some national love. Today, Pizza Hut announced that the square-shaped pizza beloved by locals — and anybody who knows the best pizza hails from the Motor City, and not Chicago or New York — is now available for purchase at its restaurants across the country.
Pizza Hut officials say the growing popularity of Detroit-style pizza — which, as we’ve reported, consists of a thick crust made from a wet and sticky dough that’s (typically) topped with pepperoni, cheese, and a thick sauce — and requests from customers influenced their decision to add it to the menu. The company spent a year developing the pizza, trying over 500 versions and testing them in the Midwest ahead of the nationwide launch.
“Countless hours were spent testing and perfecting every detail here to create our take on Detroit-style pizza,” says David Graves, chief brand officer at Pizza Hut, in a press release. “The caramelized cheese crust and the sauce on top take the taste of this pizza to the next level.”
Pizza Hut is offering four Detroit-style varieties on its menu. The Detroit Double Pepperoni comes with 80 slices of pepperoni — 32 of which are regular pepperoni and 28 of which are crispy cupped pepperoni. There’s also the Double Cheesy, which features two kinds of cheese, including an aged Parmesan; the Meaty Deluxe, which is topped with bacon, Italian sausage, and crispy cupped pepperoni; and the Supremo, which features Italian sausage, red onions, and green bell peppers.
These pizzas start at $10.99 and are available for contactless delivery, carryout, and curbside pickup. We can’t say they’ll be better than our local favorites like Buddy’s, Cloverleaf, Shield’s, and Loui’s — after all, how can you beat the OGs? — but we’ll certainly give it a try.
For more information and to find a Pizza Hut near you, visit pizzahut.com.