Bacon crust pizza descends from Little Caesars

Posted at 10:08 PM, Feb 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-18 22:19:19-05

On the seventh day, there was rest. And then there was bacon crust pizza.

Little Caesars announced a bacon wrapped deep dish pizza Wednesday in a move it calls, “indulgent.”

“The mouthwatering pizza packs a big flavor punch with two types of bacon and classic pepperoni on a Detroit-style deep dish crust,” the pizza chain said in a press release. “Little Caesars is the first quick service restaurant to offer a pizza with a bacon wrapped crust.”

The eight-corner “Bacon Wrapped Crust DEEP! DEEP! Dish” pizza will be available on Feb. 23.

"We're pushing pizza to its bacon limits with more than 3.5 feet of bacon wrapped around the crust alone,” said Edward Gleich, senior vice president of global marketing at Little Caesars, in a statement.

The average human colon, by the way, clocks in at just under 5 feet.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer with the Scripps National Desk.