Costco’s bulk-buying deals might be the first thing you think about when you hear the retailer’s name. The second thing, though, is probably its food court. Thanks to a TikTok content creator, Costco food court fans are getting a sneak peek about how its famous pizza is made.
Brendan Jay Sullivan (@pizzas on TikTok) is a pizza chef who got a behind-the-scenes look at Costco’s pizza-making process. If you’ve ever wondered why there’s so much sauce on the pizza slices, you’ll have your answer.
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In the video, a Costco kitchen employee moves a large, already-shaped piece of pizza dough to a flat wheel with a dispenser above it. When the dough begins to rotate, the dispenser turns on and sauces the entire wheel of dough like a record player.
Every single bit of the dough is completely covered in a perfect spiral of sauce, and the dispenser turns off just in time as it hits the center.
Honestly, it’s mesmerizing.
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In a subsequent video, Sullivan revealed that he’s actually never tried the pizza. In fact, he’s actually never been to Costco, so he remedied that and headed in-store to try the famous food court item.
According to the TikTok content creator, the pizza has a whopping three pounds of toppings with 10.5 ounces of sauce, 24 ounces of cheese, and 60 slices of pepperoni.
Now, that’s a lot of pizza!
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As for Sulivan’s review of the pizza? He didn’t have much to say other than, “It’s heavy,” and with three pounds of toppings, that makes sense.
While you can always head to your local Costco for some pizza, you can also try our recommendations for fall pizzas. Yes, fall is pizza season—because every season is pizza season!