REVIEW: Domino’s Cheeseburger Pizza

Domino s Cheeseburger Pizza Whole

There is a semi-large, local to Kansas City pizza chain that makes a really fine cheeseburger pizza. I just thought I’d throw that out there to let it be known that a tasty cheeseburger pizza is within the realm of possibility.

What this local chain does right, it’s worth noting, is add pickles (you know, sliced pickle “chips”) and gobs of mustard. Now, I’m not even a mustard and pickle person on my REGULAR cheeseburger, let alone when I consume a pizza masquerading as a cheeseburger. But on this particular pie, it works.

Sadly, unless you are in the KC Metro area, you can’t have this unorthodox delight. Instead, I present to you, Domino’s depressing new cheeseburger pizza. According to the chain, their pizza is made with “a ketchup-mustard sauce, American cheese, beef, fresh onions, diced tomatoes, shredded provolone and cheddar cheese.” Opening the box, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it had been constructed. The smell was appealing, too, but only in a generic, “yep, that smells like a pizza, alright” sort of way.

The visual and olfactory positives would be the high points of this forgettable dining experience.

Domino s Cheeseburger Pizza Plated

The first thing I noticed when taking a bite was the overpoweringly obnoxious falsity that is American cheese. I’ve unwittingly ended up with American cheese on another Domino’s pizza at some dark point in the past, and all I really want to know is why? American cheese has its place in the world, sure – on an actual cheeseburger, mixed up in some scrambled eggs, melting messily atop a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich – but the desire to include it on a pizza is peculiar, no matter what the pizza purports to be.

The next thing I noticed was that I DIDN’T notice the sauce. As previously stated, the pizza was supposed to have a ketchup-mustard sauce. There was something under the cheese, I think, but all I really detected were subtle notes of slightly tangy wet.

Onions were present, but there were few and they added little, and the beef was your standard pre-formed, pre-cooked, straight-from-a-box, hamburger pellet that seems to find its way onto any national chain pizza when “beef” is involved. (Somewhere there is a beef pellet factory churning out hundreds of thousands of pounds of this product annually, I’m sure.)

Domino s Cheeseburger Pizza Closeup

Two things surprised me in a good way: the diced tomatoes added a pleasant and necessary juiciness to the proceedings (and I say this as someone who is generally anti-hot tomatoes in most situations) and the hand-tossed crust tasted fresh and flavorful, with a buttery, crunchy exterior and a soft, pillowy interior.

Domino s Cheeseburger Pizza Floppy

In fact, the crust was so enjoyable, and the construction and freshness of the overall pizza so impressive, I found myself excited to try Domino’s again at some point in the near future. Only, you know, not this particular pizza. And okay, probably not for full price. But the next time they run one of their 50% off specials? I will definitely consider probably giving them another shot. Maybe.

Purchased Price: $11.99 (promo price)
Size: Large
Rating: 4 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 slice) 380 calories, 19 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, 880 milligrams of sodium, 35 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of protein.

29 thoughts to “REVIEW: Domino’s Cheeseburger Pizza”

        1. You know you’re replying to someone who was replying to someone else who hasn’t tried it right? Do you not understand how threaded comments work?

          Takeaway: Don’t be an ass without double checking what you’re being an ass about. Or even better, just don’t be an ass.

          1. Ha! Touche, and you’re absolutely right. I didn’t read it correctly. Apparently I don’t know how threaded comments work. Lesson learned, my bad, and I apologize for being an ass!

  1. You talking about minskys? They have my second favorite cheeseburger pizza. Glory days has 5 locations and has the BEST cheeseburger pizza.

      1. Ever since Pyramid closed down for good, Minky’s has become my favorite pizza in the KC area. It’s just so dang pricey. That’s to be expected since they use pretty high quality ingredients.

  2. Either you got skimped on the sauce or I got a (liquid equivalent of a bunch) extra, because mine was definitely there and about what you’d expect in terms of ketchup-mustard. That you like the hand-tossed crust so much makes me think I’ll give this another try with that version as opposed to the thin crust.

    Overall, this was solid but not outstanding, kind of like the Papa John’s Cheeseburger pizza (which might have included pickles) that showed up periodically for a few years. I didn’t find the cheese off-putting, but don’t expect “normal” Dominos cheese. Is it going to be as good as your local place to whom you might have a stronger emotional attachment than a faceless corporate chain? No, but why would you expect it to be?

  3. When Papa Johns cheeseburger pizza rolls around it’s definitely worth getting IMO. They do the pickles and the sauce is more like a thousand island thing I think? It’s good.

    1. I agree with you Chaz, Papa John’s makes a great Cheeseburger Pizza. I might be in the minority but I also loved their Chili Cheese Dog Pizza LOL.
      Thanks for having my back on the threaded comments post by the way ?

  4. The UK version of this pizza from Dominos has pickles. And slightly different, pared down, ingredients. And is lovely. Just satin’.

      1. Hmm, I just googled the U.K. version, the only one i could find was from a couple of years ago and the ingredients seemed the same, except it was on a tomato sauce base and added pickles. Which ingredients did they pare down?

  5. This has been the best thread of comments I’ve read in a long time. Someone being snarky, someone coming to someone else’s defense, snarky person owning up to their snarkiness and apologizing…Thank you to each and every one of you. I love you all, but, you know, in a most platonic/older brother type of way.

    1. Dre took the words right out of my mouth. What a pleasant thread of comments by people sharing opinions in a polite and civilized manner. And about my favorite subject, food LOL this is the 4th review I’ve read and I’m glad I discovered this site

  6. Sorry, but I have to disagree with this review. On the first bite, I immediately detected nothing but cheeseburger glory. And I don’t mean a McManufactured or BK Frozen-Flameburger, but an honest to goodness local burger-joint burger. It was strange and familiar at the same time. You have to get the hand -tossed crust to really appreciate this pizza, because the thickness of the crust, along with the key ingredients of mustard/ketchup sauce, hamburger crumbles, tomatoes, onions, and the two cheeses, really make the cheeseburger taste pop. I got the medium $5.99 daily deal, which I believe helped the flavor since the ingredients were not as spread out as they would have been on a large pizza. My theory anyway. It looked like the ingredients on your pizza weren’t balanced correctly. I also highly recommend the chicken taco pizza (again, medium size) on the recommended crispy thin crust. The only way that could have been better would have been if they could figure out either a yellow corn or flour tortilla crust that wouldn’t get soggy.

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