Coming Soon to a Pizza.* Near You

News.com.au reports (news.com.au doesn’t seem to believe in permanent links so if you want to read the story you’ll need to Google Sunday Telegraph pad thai) that The Sunday Telegraph states Thai Tops Pizza As Fattiest Takeaway:

IT’S cheap and tasty but full of fat: Pad Thai has beaten pizza to be rated one of our unhealthiest takeaway dishes.

Australians spend on average 10 per cent of their food budget on takeaway dishes that are mostly too high in kilojoules and drowning in fat and salt.

A survey by consumer group Choice compared popular Thai, Chinese, Italian and Indian dishes with pizzas, chicken and fish and chips, and found some Asian specialties were laden with nasties.

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“Pad Thai, which is probably one of Australia’s favourite takeaway meals, tops the list of all the Thai dishes both because of the fat content – it’s a noodle dish so it’s energy dense – and also the sodium involved,” Choice spokeswoman Elise Davidson said.

Not to be outdone, which of our local pizza giants will offer the Pad Thai Pizza first?

Pizza Wars Escalate

The UNHCR has been notified, Heinecke won’t return our calls and Thaksin is blamed once again.

As the staff of both shops continue to wave their menus at startled passing tourists, another threshold has been breached.

Bill raised the stakes a couple of weeks ago by offering his 2 for 1 special which the cash strapped public hadn’t seen in months. Despite Pizza Co’s offering of their 2 for 1 card, free delivery wasn’t included so those with limited gas vouchers had to do without.

With Pizza Hut opening next door, Heinecke immediately throws down the gauntlet with 2 for 1 for the masses, even without the special card and including free delivery.

Within a couple of weeks, Pizza Hut has called and now offers the same. Will Pizza Hut raise the bet? Will Pizza Co respond in kind? Will we see 3 for 1? 4 for 1?

Who can say at this point?

In the meantime, enjoy your pizza, whatever logo or flavor.