If you thought the whole pizza-meets-burger trend would end with Boston Pizza's Pizzaburger, you were wrong. Japanese pizza chain Pizza Little Party will debut the Megaburger pizza this coming Sunday.
Weighing in at 2.65 pounds, the kooky creation features two 11-inch pizzas serving as buns, with burger patties topped with cheese, ketchup, mustard, and pickle slices sandwiched in-between. According to online reports, the combined weight of the beef patties is 400 grams, or 0.88 lbs, so it's about the same as topping a small pizza with four McDonald's cheeseburgers (minus the buns), then slapping another small pizza, face down, on top of it.
The Megaburger pizza retails for ¥2,580 (about $26 USD) and is a limited-time item, available only until November 22nd.
A quick look at the English version of Little Pizza Party's menu reveals that the Megaburgerpizza might not be the Kyoto-based chain's weirdest creation. That honor goes either to the creamed corn and potato pizza, or the Taramayo,with Tarako (salted cod roe) sauce, squid, asparagus, potatoes, rice cake, and mayo.
I'm not sure about you, but a few things about the Megaburgerpizza look off. For one, the pizzas in the publicity shot look a lot like those ready-made crusts you can get at the grocery store, and I just can't get past the idea of yellow mustard co-mingling with pizza sauce. What are your thoughts? Would you try it?
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax