Frito pizza? Frito pie pie? Who knows what it is. 

By Tim Nelson
June 04, 2019
Little Caesar's

If you’ve spent enough time in the South, you’ve probably come across Frito pie. Using a bed of Fritos corn chips as its base, this decadent snack layers on chili, shredded cheese, and other taco-like toppings for a spicy, salty delight. Though its exact presentation (sometimes it’s served right in a Fritos bag) and ingredient list varies, there’s one thing every self-respecting Frito pie fan can agree on: it does not belong on a pizza. 

Maybe it’s because they’re headquartered in Detroit, but Little Caesars either completely misunderstands or vehemently disagrees with that notion. Rumors suggest the chain known for its “Hot-N-ready” carryout pizza is testing a Frito pie pizza—or Frito pie pie, if you will—at select locations in Tennessee. 

According to Chew Boom, their Frito Pie Pizza starts with a thin-crust cheese pizza base before layering on the chili cheese and taco sauces that serve as the Southern delicacy’s defining flavors. Additionally, a bag of chili cheese-flavored Fritos will accompany the pizza as a sort of add-on. Probably something about how chips get kind of soggy if you leave them on a pizza for too long before eating them. 

That last fact may be a sign that the whole Frito pie pie isn’t a great idea, but Little Caesars soldiers on undeterred. If you want to get your grubby mitts on this pizza disaster waiting to happen, seek out a Little Caesars location in Johnson City, Piney Flats, Elizabethton, Gray, or Kingsport, Tennessee and pay $10. For now, the rest of us are safe.