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Pizza Hut Hopes Putting Sriracha On Everything Will Make it Cool Again

As part of a total makeover, the chain is also introducing pretzel crusts.

Sweet Sriracha Dynamite, Pretzel Piggy
Sweet Sriracha Dynamite, Pretzel Piggy
Courtesy of Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is trying very hard to sit at the cool kids table. According to a press release, the chain/recent victim of an email scam is all but reinventing itself by overhauling its logo, boxes, website, and uniforms — and by adding an insane number of pizza options to its menu. Pizza Hut is hopping on the customization trend: Customers can now pick between 10 new crust flavors with cutesy names like "Ginger Boom Boom" and "Get Curried Away," six sauces, five new toppings — including meatballs and cherry peppers — and four fancy schmancy drizzles, including balsamic and barbecue.

The 56-year-old company appears to have just discovered Sriracha: On the new menu, find a honey Sriracha pizza crust, a honey Sriracha pizza sauce, and a trendy hot honey-like Sriracha drizzle. The Sriracha-fication of the menu doesn't stop there. One of the 11 new speciality pizzas is the "Sweet Sriracha Dynamite," which features "Honey Sriracha sauce topped with grilled chicken, sliced jalapeño peppers, sweet pineapple and Peruvian cherry peppers," all on a honey Sriracha crust with a honey Sriracha drizzle. Surprisingly, it does not feature Sriracha-infused cheese.

Other new speciality pizzas include one with the unfortunate and trademarked moniker of "Cock-A-Doodle Bacon" which combines, well, chicken and bacon, and the "Old-Fashioned Meatbrawl" which comes topped with meatballs. The chain is also unleashing the "Pretzel Piggy" which has a pretzel crust — similar to Little Caesar's — as well as bacon and a drizzle of balsamic. Hilariously, Pizza Hut is also expanding its "health conscious" Skinny Slice line with options like the cheekily-named "Skinny Beach" which features toppings more reminiscent of the slang term than an actual beach. See the full list of new pizzas below:

Specialty Recipes:
· BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger (Barbeque sauce topped with classic meatballs, hardwood smoked bacon, fresh red onions and diced Roma tomatoes - flavored up with a toasted cheddar on the crust edge and a barbeque sauce drizzle.)
· Old-Fashioned MeatbrawlTM (Classic marinara sauce topped with classic meatballs, fresh red onions and diced Roma tomatoes - flavored up with our Hut Favorite on the crust edge.)
· 7-Alarm FireTM (Premium crushed tomato sauce topped with pepperoni, sliced jalapeño peppers, Peruvian cherry peppers, sliced banana peppers and fresh green bell peppers, flavored up with fiery red pepper on the crust edge.)
· Sweet Sriracha Dynamite (Honey Sriracha sauce topped with grilled chicken, sliced jalapeño peppers, sweet pineapple and Peruvian cherry peppers - flavored up with honey Sriracha on the crust edge and a honey Sriracha sauce drizzle.)
· Cock-A-Doodle BaconTM (Creamy garlic Parmesan sauce topped with grilled chicken, hardwood smoked bacon and diced Roma tomatoes - flavored up with toasted Parmesan on the crust edge.)
· Giddy-Up BBQ ChickenTM (Barbeque sauce topped with grilled chicken, hardwood smoked bacon and fresh red onions - flavored up with toasted cheddar on the crust edge and a barbeque sauce drizzle.)
· Buffalo State of MindTM (Buffalo sauce topped with grilled chicken, sliced banana peppers and fresh red onions - flavored up with toasted cheddar on the crust edge and a Buffalo sauce drizzle.)
· Garden PartyTM (Premium crushed tomato sauce topped with fresh green bell peppers, fresh red onions, fresh mushrooms, diced Roma tomatoes and fresh spinach - flavored up with our Hut Favorite on the crust edge and a balsamic sauce drizzle.)
· Pretzel PiggyTM (Creamy garlic Parmesan sauce topped with hardwood smoked bacon, fresh mushrooms and fresh spinach - flavored up with a salted pretzel crust edge and balsamic sauce drizzle.)
· Cherry Pepper BombshellTM (Premium crushed tomato sauce topped with premium salami, Peruvian cherry peppers and fresh spinach - flavored up with toasted Asiago on the crust edge and a balsamic sauce drizzle.)
· Hot and TwistedTM (Premium crushed tomato sauce topped with premium salami, sliced jalapeño peppers and fresh red onions - flavored up with a salted pretzel crust edge.)

Skinny Slice Recipes:
· Skinny BeachTM (Premium crushed tomato sauce with grilled chicken, fresh red onions, Peruvian cherry peppers and fresh spinach.)
· Skinny with a KickTM (Premium crusted tomato sauce topped with pepperoni, sliced jalapeno peppers, Peruvian cherry peppers, fresh green bell peppers and fresh red onions - flavored up with fiery red pepper on the crust edge.)
· Skinny Italy (Classic marinara sauce topped with classic meatballs, diced Roma tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, fresh red onions and fresh spinach - flavored up with a balsamic drizzle.)
· Skinny LuauTM (Premium crushed tomato sauce topped with grilled chicken, slow-roasted ham, fresh green bell peppers and sweet pineapple.)
· Skinny ClubTM (Creamy garlic Parmesan sauce topped with grilled chicken, slow-roasted ham, diced Roma tomatoes and fresh spinach - flavored up with toasted Asiago on the crust edge.)

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