It should come as no surprise that The Batman did very well at the box office this past weekend, as the new iteration of the DC Comics icon portrayed by Robert Pattinson hit the big screen.
It’s not uncommon for fast-food restaurants to come up with promotional meals or food items in advance of a blockbuster film’s release, and pizza chain Little Caesars rolled out a special Bat-themed pizza/calzone called the Batman Calzony. The restaurant describes it as a pepperoni pizza with a parmesan and buttery-tasting, calzone-like crust filled with garlic white sauce, cheese, and julienne pepperoni, plus Crazy Sauce.
Over on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, executive producer Mike Ryan offered a review of the Batman Calzony at the top of Monday’s show. He said he would reserve his review of the actual film for an upcoming episode of Cinephile, a movie podcast on the Le Batard & Friends Network.
Ryan prefaced his food review by saying the item had become a bit of a meme recently, with social media users sharing photos of their Calzonys not exactly coming out like advertised.
“My Batman Calzony was spectacular!” Ryan told Le Batard and crew on Monday. “The artistic representation of it, the presentation, the assorted accoutrement, it was a beautiful thing.”
Ryan added that it being a meme helped lower his expectations.
“It is quite delicious when you go into it with the expectations of ‘Oh, I’ve seen all these other photos of it online, and that must mean it’s bad,’” he said. “It thoroughly exceeded my expectations.”
Even Dan admitted that they weren’t that bad. Still, it appears the Batman Calzony isn’t being considered a sudden culinary delicacy.
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