Pizza Hut has officially jumped on the customized ordering trend. Yesterday the pizza chain announced a complete overhaul of its menu which, like McDonald's and Taco Bell before it, will follow the build-it-yourself Chipotle model and offer customers the choice to customize their pizzas. According to a press release, the choices are nearly limitless, with "more than two billion" ways to customize a pizza. Customers can choose from new toppings like Peruvian cherry peppers, crust flavors like Salted Pretzel and sauces like Honey Sriracha.
It's like the wild west of pizza-making (or at least it will be until the wacky choices eventually lose their wow-factor as they're seen over and over again at the thousands of Pizza Huts across the nation). What ever happened to grabbing fast food because you're in a rush and don't have time to make unnecessary decisions, or because you're lazy and simply don't want to?
Luckily, for the time-pressed or lazy, chains like Pizza Hut are still offering set menu items, so you're not forced to choose every last ingredient, down to the "drizzle." (Will it be balsamic, barbecue or buffalo?) Pizza Hut's updated set menu offers 11 new “Explore Flavor” recipes. Unfortunately, some of the names are so cringe-worthy we may prefer designing our own pizzas, for no other reason than to save ourselves the embarrassment of uttering the names out loud. The pizzas might be good -- and we have no doubt we'll find ourselves happily eating some honey sriracha drizzled pizza one of these days -- but the names are enough to have us running for the hills.
Here are six of Pizza Hut's new pizzas with the most offensive names.
Unfortunately the cringe-worthy names don't stop at the full pizzas. New crust flavors include "Ginger Boom Boom" and "Get Curried Away." Make it stop! The names are like bad dad jokes gone terribly wrong. Let's hope the new pizzas make up for in the flavor department what they're lacking in the name-department. We're looking forward to trying them -- we'll just let someone else say the order out loud.