This gives a whole new meaning to “stuffed crust pizza.”
Pizza Hut is the subject of some particularly bad (and incredibly gross) press coverage in upstate New York. It involves a man biting into a piece of pizza and finding a bloody bandage baked into the crust.
From Albany’s News 10:
The couple was offered a refund for the pizza, but they also wanted Pizza Hut to pay for a blood test to be done to make sure Ken wasn't sick, but they have yet to do that.
The Wieczerzas say the local store manager was very apologetic, but after more than 20 attempts they have still not been able to reach the Pizza Hut corporate offices. They even froze the slice of pizza, bandage included, in case they needed proof.
Pizza Hut officials did respond to the team at News 10, but it wasn’t exactly the type of apology you’d expect. A spokesman sent them the following statement:
The safety of our customers is our top priority. We take these matters very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation of the alleged incident. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our valued customer.
That’s pretty standard corporate speak, but then it got weird, well, weirder.
They also told the station that “the dough-type did not match any dough options used in our restaurants." This is strange because the family never gave the pizza to the company to test. Further, Pizza Hut claimed that the type of bandage used doesn’t match the kind that Pizza Hut restaurants use.
That’s some crust.
Perhaps the chain should consider a new slogan—Pizza Hut: Not our pizza. Not our bloody bandage.