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5,000 calories. $20. Meet Pizza Hut’s 'epic' Big Dinner Box

November 23, 2011 | 12:13 pm

Big dinner box
Pizza Hut has an “epic” new offering –- a $20 “Big Dinner Box” stuffed with thousands of calories worth of pizzas, wings and breadsticks. You know, just in case you weren’t already planning to overeat on Thanksgiving.

The package deal launched Wednesday on what the pizza chain is calling “Red Roof Wednesday” -– when out-of-town relatives start flooding in for the holidays. The Big Dinner Box is designed as “crowd support” -– no dishes necessary. 

Included are two medium rectangular one-topping pizzas, eight wings and five breadsticks -– all customizable and, according to the Huffington Post, clocking in at more than 5,000 calories.

Pizza Hut first delivered the combo from military vehicles on Nov. 7 to hundreds of gamers waiting for a video game release at a GameStop retailer in Los Angeles.

The fast food chain is expecting to sell 275,000 of the boxes Wednesday.

The company believes that it will sell a million pizzas on top of that – weighing 2.4 million pounds, or the equivalent of 151,000 turkeys. Strung together, the 1.2 million feet of pizza would cover the length of the Mayflower more than 12,000 times, according to Pizza Hut.

Kind of makes us hanker for an 8,000-calorie Quadruple Bypass Burger from the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. Or not.

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-- Tiffany Hsu

Photo: PRNewsFoto / Pizza Hut

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