Little Caesars Crazy Bread: What To Know Before Ordering

Little Caesars may be known for its Hot-N-Ready pizzas, futuristic Pizza Portals, and classic "Pizza! Pizza!" slogan, but there's a hidden gem on the Little Caesar's menu. For some people, it's the real reason why you should order from the chain (and we're not talking about the chicken wings). It's Crazy Bread.

Crazy Bread is a staple of the chain. It's available Hot-N-Ready and available for contactless pick-up in the Pizza Portal just like their classic pizzas. But unlike the pizza, Crazy Bread is easy to eat on the go, like when you're driving home with your pizza and the smell is making you so ravenously hungry that you need a snack. That's Crazy Bread's time to shine. Crazy Bread is Little Caesars' version of breadsticks. They're made of the same dough as their pizza, covered in garlic butter and Parmesan cheese, and served with sauce for dipping. If that sounds like a tasty treat to you, read on to learn more about Crazy Bread.

How is Crazy Bread made?

Some pizza places make their dough from scratch in-house every day. Others, like Pizza Hut, use frozen dough that's delivered to each store. There are also chains, like Domino's, that use fresh dough for some pizzas and frozen for others, like their thin crusts. But how does Little Caesar's make its Crazy Bread dough?

As it turns out, Little Caesar's actually makes their pizza dough fresh daily in each store. The main ingredients for the dough are flour, water, sugar, salt, yeast, and soybean oil (via Brand Eating). It's the same dough that they use to make their Crazy Bread, which means both your pizza crust and your bread is made fresh each day. After the dough gets shaped and baked, the bread is doused in melted garlic butter (well, actually it's imitation butter), sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, and served with a side of Crazy Sauce, the chain's signature marinara-style dipping sauce (via Little Caesar's).

How much does Crazy Bread cost?

If you're on a budget, then there's a good chance that Little Caesars is on your radar already. In fact, many people have wondered how Little Caesars pizza is so cheap. Being affordable is one of their biggest selling points, along with never having to wait too long for your food.

In keeping with Little Caesars' thrifty mindset, Crazy Bread isn't crazy expensive. Prices may vary depending on your location, but in the Los Angeles area, Crazy Bread prices are as follows: an order of Crazy Bread, which includes eight breadsticks, is just $3.00 (via Little Caesars). You can add a side of Crazy Sauce for $1, or save a penny by opting for the Crazy Combo, which includes eight breadsticks and a container of Crazy Sauce for $3.99. You can also get an order of Crazy Bread if you opt for one of Little Caesar's Meal Deals. For instance, a Classic Pepperoni Meal Deal With Diet Pepsi, which includes an order of Crazy Bread, Crazy Sauce, a Pepperoni Pizza, and a 2-liter bottle of soda, is just $9.99.

Does Crazy Bread come in different flavors?

Old school fans of Little Caesars Crazy Bread probably order the standard version of the chain's breadsticks, which are made fresh daily with the chain's house-made pizza dough, and come doused in garlic butter and Parmesan cheese along with Crazy Sauce for dipping. Why mess with perfection? But that's not the only option available.

If you're feeling bold, you can try the Stuffed Crazy Bread. An order of Stuffed Crazy Bread comes with three breadsticks that are stuffed with cheese, sprinkled with Parm, and served with a side of Crazy Sauce for dipping (via Little Caesars). Then, there's the Italian Cheese Bread. It's hard to say if this counts as a Crazy Bread product, but it's certainly in the same family. Little Caesars' Italian Cheese Bread is a rectangle of baked dough that's covered in golden-brown melted cheese, then cut into ten breadstick-like pieces. It's sort of like a sauceless Detroit-style pizza. Add a side of Crazy Sauce for dipping, and you'd swear you're feasting on Crazy Bread's sophisticated better half.

When did Little Caesar's start serving Crazy Bread?

The first Little Caesars location, called Little Caesar's Pizza Treat, opened up in 1959. But there was no Crazy Bread just yet. The garlicky, doughy creation was added to the Little Caesars menu in 1982, and according to the chain, its "popularity has grown to reach a nearly iconic status" (via PR Newswire). So, it feels pretty safe to say that Crazy Bread is here to stay. 

In June of 2020, the Crazy Bread family welcomed a delicious new member: Stuffed Crazy Bread. At the time, Little Caesars intended it to be a limited-time offering, but according to some employees on Reddit, certain Little Caesars franchise locations have decided to keep it as a permanent menu item. You'll want to check your local Little Caesars' menu to see if they're still offering the cheese-stuffed breadsticks, but you just might be in luck. 

How does Crazy Bread taste, and is it good?

Little Caesar's Crazy Bread is a cult favorite of fast food aficionados. As the chain once said in a press release, "if you lined up all the Crazy Bread sold in a year it would circle the earth three times." If people keep buying it, it must be pretty good, right? Well, customers are split. Little Caesars fans and Crazy Bread fans agree that the breadsticks are delicious. Of the standard Crazy Bread, one blogger at The Impulsive Buy said that "With their buttery outside covered in a dusting of garlic salt and Parmesan cheese, they are a side-piece that, most days, beats Little Caesars' pizza as far as pure taste goes." As for the Stuffed Crazy Bread, they said, "Why even bother ordering the pizza when you can have this instead?"

But not everyone is convinced. In Mashed's own breadstick ranking, Little Caesars Crazy Bread came in last place, because the sticks are "bland" unless dipped in Crazy Sauce. In another Mashed ranking, Crazy Bread was ranked as the worst item on the Little Caesars menu due to being "chewy" and "overly oily." Nonetheless, according to Fast Food Nutrition, Crazy Bread is the fifth most-popular item on the chain's menu, so it's good enough for millions of people.

Crazy Bread nutritional information

If you're watching your carbs or sodium, Little Caesars probably is best saved for special occasions. With all of the cheese and pepperoni flying around their menu, the sodium count tends to be pretty high, and pizza dough is definitely heavy on carbs.

That being said, Crazy Bread isn't one of the worst items for your health on the Little Caesar menu. In fact, a nutritionist interviewed by Eat This, Not That! said that Crazy Bread, with or without a side of Crazy sauce, is one of the best items to order at Little Caesars. "Of all the signature favorites options, the Crazy Combo is the lowest in calories and is also low in sugar," they said. One order of Crazy Bread with Crazy Sauce contains 840 calories, 22 grams of fat, 1,820 milligrams of sodium, 135 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 26 grams of protein.