Papa John’s is Now Serving a Fritos Chili Pie

By
Papa John’s pizza thought it would be a good idea to top a pie with chili, cheese, and Fritos

This may be the ultimate drunk junk food.

Just when you thought pizza chain creations couldn’t get any wackier (and had just gotten over Pizza Hut’s dessert-stuffed pie), Papa John’s is now selling a Fritos chili pizza. For those of you not from the South or California, a traditional Frito pie involves ripping open a bag of Fritos chips, and covering it with chili and cheese. The Papa John’s version is a mash-up between the regional favorite snack and a pizza.

“It seemed like a no-brainer to collaborate with our beverage partner, PepsiCo, to bring its popular Fritos corn chips snack to our pizza and combine these traditional tailgating fall favorites — chili, cheese and added crunch — with Papa John’s signature fresh-dough crust,” Bob Kraut, Papa John’s chief marketing officer, said in a press release.

This limited-edition pie is available for $12 from now through November 23, and the toppings include a layer of the obligatory Fritos chips, as well as beef, chili, tomatoes, onions, mozzarella, and Cheddar cheese. The result is something that looks like a pizza-casserole-chip dip hybrid.

For the latest happenings in the food and drink world, visit our Food News page.

Related

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi