Papa Johns is flipping the script, so to speak, with its new Crispy Parm Pizza, adding pizza cheese to the bottom of the crust.

Since there’s no such thing as too much cheese, the new specialty pizza features a thin crust seasoned with a blend of shredded Parmesan and Romano cheeses on the bottom. It can be ordered with the customer’s toppings of choice.

The cheesy bottom lends an added crispy bite to the pie, the company says.

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“For this product, we set our sights on one of the most fundamental pizza ingredients—cheese,” said Kimberly Bean, Papa Johns’ vice president of menu strategy and calendar planning. “We have taken cheese where we’ve never had it before—flipping the pizza over and putting it underneath the crust. In doing so, we are providing consumers with more ability to customize their pizza experience while also enjoying a unique and surprising twist on a fan-favorite meal.”

The Crispy Parm Pizza is the latest menu innovation from Papa Johns, following Papa Bowls and Papa Bites.

The Crispy Parm Pizza with one topping sells for $12.99. Papa Rewards loyalty members can get their hands on the new offering starting Monday, January 30. All other cheese fanatics can order it starting on Thursday, February 2, just in time for National Pizza Day on February 9.

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