Little Caesars has just launched a new pizza offering, the Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza. That's not a typo; the name really has exclamation points and the word "deep" twice. Honest. Apparently, this new pizza has 2x the deep of a normal pizza... and an incredibly silly name.
While most people associate deep dish with Chicago-style, this is actually a Detroit-style pizza. What is Detroit-style? I'm glad you asked. Detroit-style pizza is cooked in a rectangular, deep dish, seasoned pan. It has cheese from edge to edge and a crust that is crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. If you ever find yourself in Detroit, swing by Buddy's Pizza for an authentic slice of Detroit-style pie; you won't be disappointed.
Little Caesars will be offering the Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza for the low low price of $8. It will be available "Hot 'n Ready", meaning you can pick one up without ordering in advance. So how does the nutrition of the Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza compare to Little Caesars' regular pizza? Is it healthy healthy? Or is it full of calories calories?
Let's take a look at the nutrition facts and find out! For our comparison, let's look at the pepperoni covered versions of the Hot N Ready traditional crust and Deep!Deep! Dish pizzas.
In some ways the nutrition facts of the Deep!Deep Dish pizza and the traditional crust pizza are pretty similar. They both have the same amount of cholesterol (25 mg) and Fiber (2 g) and nearly the same amount of sugar and carbohydrates.
However, the story changes when we look at calories and fat. One slice of the Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza has 380 calories. That's 35% more than you'll find in a slice of Little Caesar's traditional crust pizza. The Deep!Deep Dish Pizza also has an extra 7 grams of fat, and an extra 2 grams of saturated fat.
You might be thinking 380 calories for a meal doesn't sound too bad... and it isn't. But keep in mind this is for a single slice of pizza, and how many of us stop at one? Bump that up to two slices, add in a few pieces of Crazy Bread and a beverage and you could easily be looking at a 1,000 calorie meal.
It appears that the Deep!Deep! Dish Pizza comes with a deep deep nutritional cost.
To see the full nutrition facts, follow the links below:
Little Caesars Deep!Deep! Dish Pepperoni Pizza Nutrition Facts
Little Caesars Deep!Deep! Dish Cheese Pizza Nutrition Facts
Little Caesars Hot N Ready Pepperoni Pizza Nutrition Facts
Little Caesars Hot N Ready Cheese Pizza Nutrition Facts