Pizza Hut Unveils Cheeseburger Crust Pizza In Australia

Todd Rigney

Pizza Hut recently helped its Australian customers expand their waistlines with a brand new calorie-stuffed offering.

If you're having a tough time deciding between a tasty pizza and a savory cheeseburger, then the restaurant chain has the perfect compromise ready for delivery. According to Pizza Marketplace, Pizza Hut recently began offering a so-called Cheeseburger Crust Pizza to folks who reside in Australia.

Unlike some of its other foreign exclusives, the company's latest creation isn't overly difficult to describe. Take a pizza and stuff it with cheeseburgers -- simple as that. The website explained the concoction contains "eight Australian beef patties" smothered in cheese and baked into the curst. In short: It's a junk food aficionados dream come true.

"This amazing new product will blow burger and pizza lovers away. It's delicious, it's fun and we're still trying to figure out the best way to actually eat it: Burger first or pizza first?" Pizza Hut said in a recent statement.

When the Cheeseburger Crust Pizza arrived in the UK last year, people quickly discovered that the pie was loaded from top to bottom of calories. In fact, The Guardian reports that you'll easily consume 280 calories in a single slice. Should you choose to consume the whole thing, then you're walking away with 2,880 calories under your belt. Here's hoping you don't plan to eat anything else for the rest of the day.

The folks at Junkee point out that the latest offering from Pizza Hut probably won't do much to help Australia's problem with obesity. According to the website, nearly 63 percent of the population -- that's 10.8 million people -- are either overweight or obese. In other words, the last thing they need is a pizza stuffed with cheeseburgers.

Naturally, Twitter has a few thoughts about the Pizza Hut Cheeseburger Crust Pizza. Have a look at some thoughts and feelings on the subject below. As you can tell, you're either smitten or completely turned off by the idea.

The new Pizza Hut pizza with cheeseburger in the crust looks amazing

— bengrier. (@ben_grier) March 30, 2014

Really @pizzahut A cheeseburger pizza? FFS. Karl Marx told us this would happen. #endgame

— Sam Delaney (@DelaneyMan) March 30, 2014

I want this cheeseburger crust pizza from Pizza Hut

— Some gay bitch (@aintNoWalker) March 29, 2014

Cheeseburger crust pizza from pizza hut - a fantastic representation of the downfall of western civilisation

— Marcus Hooper (@Marcus__Hooper) March 30, 2014

The cheeseburger pizza from Pizza Hut seems so unnecessary but so right at the same time.

— MenaiGwen.png (@menaigotclass) March 26, 2014

What do you think about the Pizza Hut Cheeseburger Crust Pizza? Is the greatest thing in the free world or a complete abomination?

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