Imagine being able to have delicious Pizza Hut pizzas wherever you go?
I know what you’re thinking… “Wes, that’s silly, only in my wildest dreams would that ever be a possibility.”
Well, its time to wake up you fool, your dreams have finally come true.
Toyota partnered with Pizza Hut to create this one-of-a-kind, zero-emission (because making pizza doesn’t mean you have to ruin the environment you coal oven assholes), pizza making machine affectionately named the Tundra Pie Pro.
The Tundra PIE Pro features a unique truck bed converted into a fully-functioning pizza factory on wheels—also known as “The Kitchen”—which contains a refrigerator, a pair of computer-guided robotic arms, and a portable conveyor oven. Like the truck itself, all components in The Kitchen are powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain. From start to finish, the pizza-making process takes between six and seven minutes.
“Nothing tastes better than a fresh Pizza Hut pizza straight out of the oven,” said Marianne Radley, Chief Brand Officer, Pizza Hut. “The Tundra PIE Pro brings to life our passion for innovation not just on our menu but in digital and delivery in order to provide the best possible customer experience.”
Yeah, whatever Marianne, fresh pizza right to my door, yada yada yada… how can I get one? When will they be for sale? And, how much are we talking?
Well, they’re not for sale. Fuck.
I’m in the middle of a never-ending love triangle with Pizza Hut and Domino’s for who is going to win my chain pizza-loving heart. Papa John’s had a shot with their giant jugs of garlic butter sauce, but is pretty much out of the running with all their internal problems. Is Papa John racist? I don’t know, but I do know I’m not drafting a quarterback with off-the-field issues. Not my style. However this two-horse race just got way more interesting now that robots are involved.
Thing is, Domino’s has better pizza. They just do, and Pizza Hut came out strong with the free Coors Lights, but at the end of the day, I want good pizza.
All of that being said, at heart, I’m still a big Domino’s guy. They’re making good pies, they’re filling potholes, but if Pizza Hut shows up at my door in robot pizza-making truck and serves me up a fresh from the oven large sausage… well, you have me for life.
Your move Pizza Hut… or Domino’s. i guess, the war rages on.