Hakki Akdeniz didn’t invent the cheeseburger pizza, but he’s the marketing genius who supersized it—all the way up to 40 pounds—and then charged $2,000 for it.
As NBC New York reports, Akdeniz, the famously innovative owner of Champion Pizza in New York, dreamed up a menu item that’s part pizza, part cheeseburger and fully over the top. But it’s all for a good cause: Proceeds from the pie will go to those affected by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.
The six-layered pizza takes three hours to bake. It starts with a plain crust topped with mozzarella, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and crumbled beef. The second layer is heaped with more mozz plus slices of American cheese and a drizzle of ketchup. The layering process continues, with a 10-pound beef patty serving as the fifth layer, which is then topped with a classic pepperoni pizza for the sixth and final layer. Read more