Whether you prefer thin crust or deep dish, pie-cut or square-cut, civilized people everywhere can agree on one thing: even bad pizza is still pretty good. There’s just something about that fatty-rich-sweet combo of bread, cheese and tomato that is holy to all with working tastebuds. (It’s science, really. Pizza ingredients contain a compound called glutamate, which actually causes our mouths to water in anticipation of the next bite.)
So you can bet that we, makers of the biggest casters on the planet, broke out our bibs last month for the unveiling of the world’s largest pizza. To celebrate the resurrection of the “Big New Yorker” pizza from the 90s, Pizza Hut assembled a 13,990-square foot pizza in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The record-breaking pie took 13,653 pounds of dough, 4,948 pounds of pizza sauce, more than 8,800 pounds of cheese and approximately 630,496 pieces of pepperoni to assemble and was cooked in sections with special heated lamps. But don’t worry. Nothing went to waste, as it was divided up into more than 68,000 slices and donated to local food banks after getting its official coronation from Guinness. It was also prepared according to local food hygiene laws and with inspector supervision.
Guess they mean it when they say no one out-pizzas the Hut.