Stuffed crust pizza

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Stuffed crust pizza
Cheese stuffed crust.jpg
Place of originUnited States

Stuffed crust pizza is pizza with cheese and possibly other toppings added into the crust. The stuffed crust pizza was popularized by Pizza Hut, which debuted this style of pizza in 1995.


Pizza Hut introduced stuffed crust pizza on March 26, 1995 and paid 45 million dollars for a campaign on it.

Pizza Hut was sued by the family of Anthony Mongiello for $1 billion, over claims that Pizza Hut's stuffed crust infringed on Mongiello's 1987 patent (US4661361A) on making stuffed pizza shells. Pizza Hut was found to have not infringed on the Patent in 1999, the court stating "...[the] plaintiff does not have a product patent, and its method patent is not infringed simply because some examples of defendant's completed product approximate plaintiff's product.".[1][2][3]

DiGiorno began offering a cheese stuffed crust pizza in grocery stores in 2001.[4]

In 2012, Pizza Hut launched hot dog stuffed crust pizza in Japan, China, and South Korea, followed by Australia, Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.[5] Domino’s also sold a hot dog stuffed crust pizza in the U.S., U.K., and New Zealand.[6][7][8]

Pizza Hut New Zealand has sold marmite stuffed crust pizza,[9] and Pizza Hut Japan introduced a pizza with a crust of pockets stuffed with, alternately, Camembert, shrimp, sausage, and mozzarella.[10] Pizza Hut Japan offered a crust stuffed with shrimp and mayonnaise, and Pizza Hut Germany offered a “German King” with a sausage, bacon, and cheese-stuffed crust.[11] Pizza Hut Japan and South Korea have sold pizza with shrimp and cheese-stuffed crust, and Pizza Hut Hong Kong made abalone sauce “Cheesy Lava”-stuffed crust pizza.[12] Pizza Hut Australia made a pizza with a crust stuffed with miniature meat pies.[13]

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  2. ^ Wong, Venessa (February 1, 2013). "Did Pizza Hut Really Invent the Stuffed Crust Pizza?". Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Angelo Mongiello's Children, LLC v. Pizza Hut, Inc., 70 F. Supp. 2d 196 (E.D.N.Y. 1999)". Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  4. ^ DiGiorno (May 13, 2018). "Our History". Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hut Life – Official Pizza Hut Blog". Hut Life – Pizza Hut Brand Blog. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Best/Worst Things Pizza Hut Has Ever Served Up". Gizmodo UK. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  7. ^, ZM |. "This is why we're fat: Domino's NZ launches hot dog stuffed crust". ZM. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  8. ^ "Domino's - Search Results". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "13 Absolutely Insane Pizza Hut Pizzas". TheThings. March 28, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Q. "Pizza Hut Japan's New Crust Comes with Alternating Cheese, Shrimp, & Sausage Pockets". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  11. ^ Eats, Serious. "10 Crazy Asian Pizzas". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  12. ^ Eats, Serious. "10 Crazy Asian Pizzas". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  13. ^ "13 Absolutely Insane Pizza Hut Pizzas". TheThings. March 28, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2019.