This Pizza for One Squeezes in an Entire Day’s Calories
“It all began when Ike Sewell imagined a pizza unlike any other,” says Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s menu. “Fresh dough with a tall edge, topped with homemade sauce and more cheese than you could believe.”
Well, you’ll be happy to hear that Uno hasn’t lost its more-than-you-could-believe touch.
Take the chain’s new Chicago Meat Market Deep Dish individual-size (that means it serves one) pizza.
“Layers of garlic sausage, Chicago Italian beef, meatballs, pepperoni, hand-shredded mozzarella, and vine-ripened tomato sauce,” says the menu. That’s four layers of meat, in case you lost count.
It’s not easy to squeeze 2,000 calories—mostly from meat, cheese, and white flour—onto one 7-inch crust. That’s a full day’s calories and nearly two days’ worth of saturated fat (35 grams) and sodium (4,240 milligrams).
It’s worse than eating a California Pizza Kitchen pepperoni pizza topped with three McDonald’s hamburgers.
And when you get tired of the Meat Market, you can try Uno’s new River North Sausage or The Original Cheese & Tomato. Each also squeezes a day’s worth of food into a single-serve 7-inch pizza.
Good thing most Americans aren’t overweight or anything.
“Invented in 1943. By us. You’re welcome,” says the deep-dish section of Uno’s menu. Gee, thanks.
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