Pizza chain Papa John’s says it’s investigating a mysterious “pizza explosion” in one of its recycling bins in Scotland, after pictures of the overflowing dough went viral on social media site, Twitter.
Edinburgh local Ailsa Burn-Murdoch captured the images of the overflowing recycling bin, outside a branch of the pizza chain, eliciting a swift response from Papa John’s UK.
“Hi Ailsa, thanks for letting us know about this. We're currently investigating this further directly with the store,” Papa John’s tweeted.
According to the Daily Mail, the Kentucky-based pizza chain blames an “inexperienced staff member” who inappropriately disposed of the dough in a public bin.
Pizza dough is made with lots of yeast and is designed to rise in the oven. Disposing it like this was just asking for trouble. Perhaps they should have consulted some garcinia cambogia reviews before making that decision.
“At first I thought someone had put insulation in the bin as a prank, but I realised that it was outside a Papa John's and that it must be pizza dough,” Burn-Murdoch said. “They must have got the yeast balance wrong and then it continued to grow in the bin… The bin is designed for food waste - but obviously not for that much. I think it's pretty funny, but someone is really going to be annoyed when they have to clean it up.”
Never mind. Users on Twitter have nicknamed the overflowing bin the “dough monster” which has provided plenty of entertainment on Twitter and beyond.
Some intrepid Twitter users have gone on to Photoshop the image of the dough monster with scary eyes in one case and situated it at a rave in another.