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Pizza Hut Is Reviving Its Epic 'Big New Yorker' Pie, But Canada Won't Get A Slice Of The Action

Cut out again. 🍕

MTL Blog, Associate Editor
​An XL slice from the "Big New Yorker." Right: The entrance to a Pizza Hut.

An XL slice from the "Big New Yorker." Right: The entrance to a Pizza Hut.

First Taco Bell, and now Pizza Hut. Once again, Quebec has been cut out of a scrumptious fast food option from a chain that operates on both sides of the border.

Pizza Hut announced on January 11 that it has decided to bring back the "Big New Yorker," a pie of epic proportions that last graced pie lovers' plates in the late '90s. But, for now, the 16-incher is only available in the U.S. — sorry, Canada.

Despite the absence of the XL pizza from menus for two decades, fans have been petitioning the company in recent months to bring back the NY-style pie.

"The company has seen everything from social media accounts dedicated to its hopeful return, Reddit threads and even a Change.org petition with thousands of signatures to bring the pizza back," according to a release announcing the return of the pie that's 30% bigger than the chain's large pizza.

"The Big New Yorker was a huge hit when we launched it in 1999, setting the stage for future industry innovations like Pizza Hut Melts™ and Detroit-Style pizza," said Pizza Hut's Chief Marketing Officer Lindsay Morgan.

The new pie comes with double pepperoni, or a choose-your-own topping, cut into six foldable slices with a crispy crust. It will be sold for $13.99 USD as of February 1, and only for a limited time.

But if you're already planning a Trader Joe's run, maybe you can fuel up on some pizza along the way.

    Sofia Misenheimer
    MTL Blog, Associate Editor
    Sofia Misenheimer is an Associate Editor for MTL Blog focused on gas prices in Montreal and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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