When Pizza Hut announced that it was bringing its Hot Dog Bites Pizza to America, I knew I had to try it.

The pizza has 28 cocktail franks stuffed into the crust. It serves 4—or maybe 10, there's no real way of measuring.


(via Pizza Hut)

Yesterday—a day before its official release—comedian Adam Maid and I ate and conquered the Hot Dog Bites Pizza. Or maybe it conquered us. I've been sitting here for the past 3 hours trying to write this review, and I'm so tired that I've only written six sentences, including this one.

New York may be home to 50,000 restaurants, but there is only one single Pizza Hut in Manhattan serving up the hot dog pizza. It's in Times Square, and it's a combination Pizza Hut-KFC-Nathan's-Tim Horton's. There is, frankly, no better place to eat a pizza made of hot dogs than a Pizza Hut made of four other restaurants. Here we go:

Adam: I approached the counter, which was staffed by just one young woman, and suddenly realized that I was conquering one of my childhood goals: I WAS ORDERING OFF-MENU AT PIZZA HUT. The Hot Dog Bites Pizza (HDBP) still wasn't officially released, but after conferring (twice) with the manager, my new best friend told me she could sell me a large for a shockingly reasonable $13.99.

Kristen: Though the official release date of hot dog bites is today, June 18, it seems like individual Pizza Huts were more than willing to serve up the pie early. As a back-up, we also called a location in New Jersey that confirmed they, too, had the pizza, and they were audibly excited we were asking about it. It's like back in the day when you'd get a rogue Borders employee who didn't care about book release dates, so he'd give you Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince a day early.