Earlier this year, we reported that Little Caesars would bring back its popular pretzel crust pizza this summer after being tipped by a source within the company. The pizza chain has now confirmed our scoop.
The company announced that not only is the pizza back from June 29 to August 30, but it is accompanied by a new spinoff - Cheese-n-Pretzel Dipppers. From the announcement:
When first introduced last fall, the Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza was scheduled to be available from September 1 - October 26, 2014, but was extended twice through the end of February due to demand. After Little Caesars removed the pretzel pizza from its menu in February, it was inundated on social media and with phone calls, emails, and even online petitions by pretzel-loving customers.
"The Soft Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza has an enthusiastic fan base," said Ed Gleich, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Little Caesars. "We’re grateful for the response, which most definitely contributed to our decision to bring back the pizza and introduce the new CHEESE-N-PRETZEL DIPPERS nationwide.”
The dippers are described as " 16 savory pieces of buttery, salty, toasted, soft pretzel bites served with a side of warm, creamy cheddar cheese dip."
The dippers will run you $3.49. Unfortunately for consumers, the pizza's price has been raised by a dollar to $7. It's till not a bad deal for a large pizza (and one that far exceeds the quality of the chain's popular $5 Hot-N-Ready in this writer's opinion), but it does slightly hit a major appeal factor - the pizza's affordability. Either way, it's still less than the $8 deep dish.
The official end date for the pretzel-crust pizza is August 30, but as we saw before, the company has been willing to extend dates in the past if the demand is there.
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