Bacon cheeseburgers are a quintessential summertime food, however, most people who enjoy these beloved burgers will order one no matter what time of year it is.
The history of the bacon cheeseburger dates back to 1963. A long-time Michigan A&W franchisee decided to start offering bacon on the cheeseburgers after realizing that customers were frequently asking for this add-on. In 2014, A&W actually launched an ad campaign boasting about being the inventor of the bacon cheeseburger, and the statement was not contested. Still, it wouldn’t be surprising to find out that some home cooks had added bacon to their cheeseburgers years before A&W began to sell them.
So, when did the transfer of a cheeseburger onto a pizza happen? This is where the history can get a little bit murky.
Long before pizza franchises began to offer the popular burger on a pizza, some online recipes were already telling at-home cooks how to create their own bacon cheeseburger pizza. There are also different variations of what should go on a bacon cheeseburger pizza.
Hungry Howie’s Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Pizza comes with ground beef, bacon, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese. If you’re a fan of adding onion to your bacon cheeseburger, try onion Flavored Crust® to compliment the rest of the flavors. Depending on what you like on your burger, you could even add other toppings like tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños or fresh mushrooms. You could even mix up the Flavored Crust® and go with butter Flavored Crust® if you’re a fan of buttered hamburger buns, or try Ranch Flavored Crust® if you like saucy burgers.
Other variations of bacon cheeseburger pizzas may include onions, pickles, and chopped tomatoes. Some recipes also suggest topping the pizza with a drizzle of ketchup and mustard.
The Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Pizza is the ultimate blend of two of America’s favorite foods, pizza and bacon cheeseburgers. Unfortunately, no one will ever know exactly who started the trend of combining these two delicious foods – but our mouths don’t care.