See this unhappy Pizza Hut customer? That's the unsatisfied look of Jon Gabrus, who flew 13 hours and flew 13 hours and 6,850 miles for a taste of the Middle East’s new Crown Crust Carnival Cheeseburger Pizza. That's a lot of flyer miles for a cheeseburger crust!
Apparently, Jon winded up being detained at customs, no doubt being questioned on why he flew all the way to Dubai just for pizza. Below is an excerpt from his review (via Collegehumor):
My first primal response to eating, the thing that hit my taste buds and the lizard part of my brain was…
Russian Dressing!? That’s the special sauce? What a let down, also what a quick reminder that I haven’t had russian dressing since I discovered blue cheese/sour cream/chipotle mayo. Luckily the entire pizza wasn’t doused in it, so it was very edible. Despite there being an abundance of veggies on this. I want a pizza with cheese and beef! I didn’t think I would get all that lettuce and tomato too (I may have detected some pickles on the pizza, and that I was VERY ok with). If I wanted veggies, I probably would have ordered something else.
The pizza was thin-crust, which I was not expecting. I thought it would be a deep-dish filled with goodness like the Stuffed Crust Pizzas of yore. Also, as you can expect, the pizza looked nothing like the pizza I saw in the commercial. It was smaller, thinner, and all around greyer.
I hammered down slices and it was definitely good, in an over-indulging type way. The beef was sweet which gave it a sausage-y vibe (something I am told I have as well). I couldn’t finish the pie, my body was going into lack of sleep/ODing on sodium mode. All I could think about was how tired and how thirsty I was and how ridiculous this whole thing was.