Pizza Hut

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This Pizza Hut Doormat Is a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Company is offering $100K in free pizza to delivery drivers who scan the QR code

(Newser) - Pizza Hut will reward drivers who are working hard to deliver packages across the US this holiday season, though it'll take help from people like you. The pizza chain announced Wednesday that it will hand out 250 "Reverse Delivery" doormats featuring a QR code that, when scanned, translates...

'Social Listening' Led to Pig's Blood Pizza

It was a big hit for Pizza Hut Taiwain

(Newser) - Pizza Hut in Taiwan harnessed the power of social media to create a truly unique pizza topped with preserved eggs and a snack cake made with pig's blood. The "Cilantro Century Egg Pig's Blood Cake Pizza" was invented after the company searched social media for the most...

Pizza Hut's New Offering Puzzles Some, Pleases Others

'Detroit-style pizza' is gaining popularity

(Newser) - Pizza Hut this week rolled out a new menu item after more than a year of development, reports USA Today . It's called Detroit-Style Pizza. If that has you wondering what exactly Detroit-style pizza is, you're not alone, reports the Wall Street Journal . The newspaper talks to locals and...

He Co-Founded Pizza Hut, Then Switched to Papa John's

Frank Carney, who had one of the largest Papa John’s franchises, dead at 82

(Newser) - Frank Carney, who with his brother started the Pizza Hut empire in Wichita, died Wednesday from pneumonia, the AP reports. He was 82. Carney had recently recovered from COVID-19, but had Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade and died at an assisted living facility in Wichita, his wife...

Cops: Robbery Suspect Ran Into Door, Left DNA
Pizza Hut's Door
Meets Robber's Face

Pizza Hut's Door Meets Robber's Face

That face-plant proved key in helping police nab a suspect in New Mexico

(Newser) - A locked door in a New Mexico Pizza Hut may have helped bust an armed robber who pulled off two crimes in one day back in June. The Las Cruces Sun-News has video from June 25, showing a man trying to run out of the Las Cruces restaurant about 10:...

Florida Pizza Hut Under Fire for Pre-Irma Memo to Workers

Manager issued note with lots of restrictions on evacuating, missing work

(Newser) - "Pizza Hut is willing to kill people FOR PIZZA!!!!!" That was one of the big takeaways on Twitter over the weekend after an alleged in-store memo made the social media rounds. Consumerist reports that, in advance of Hurricane Irma barreling down on Florida, the memo was distributed to...

When It Comes to Service, McDonald's Isn't No. 1

Survey finds McDonald's is dead last; Chick-fil-A comes out on top

(Newser) - The fast-food industry may not be heralded for Michelin-rated fare, but chains can earn loyalty through the customer service they offer, ensuring consumers keep coming back for their burgers, tacos, and pizzas. And per 24/7 Wall St. , fast-food restaurants bested full-service restaurants for the first time ever on this year'...

Little-Known Billionaire's Job: Making Cheese for Our Pizza

You've probably never heard of James Leprino, the 'Willy Wonka of cheese'

(Newser) - You've likely never seen a photo of James Leprino, a 79-year-old reclusive billionaire in Colorado who runs Leprino Foods, a cheese and dairy manufacturing company. But that business is actually an empire—its website says it's the "world's largest producer of mozzarella"—and though Leprino...

'Hut Swag' Is Pizza Hut's Cheesy Venture Into 'Fashion'

Clothing and accessory line is 'answer to the pizza apparel you never asked for'

(Newser) - Two things you wouldn't expect to see in the same sentence: Pizza Hut and fashion. Introducing Hut Swag , the restaurant chain's new clothing and accessories line that's custom-made for anyone who thinks "pizza is bae" (and doesn't mind advertising it on a hoodie) or feels...

You Can Now Get a College Degree in Pizza

Pizza Hut to offer 1.5K apprenticeships over 5 years

(Newser) - Consider yourself to be a pizza expert? You can now make it official thanks to Pizza Hut. The restaurant chain is teaming up with Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK to offer 1,500 apprenticeships to students who will learn everything from food production to financial analysis in academic and...

Pizza or Hot Dogs? The Hut Gives You Both

Hot Dog Bites Pizza soon available in US until July 11

(Newser) - How do you top pizza wrapped in bacon ? You whip up a pizza wrapped in pigs in a blanket, that's how. The totally serious creation comes to you from Pizza Hut, which has been testing what the Consumerist calls its "hot dog stuffed in a pizza crust"...

Hostage Uses App to Order Pizza, 911 Help

'Get 911 to me,' she wrote in Pizza Hut order

(Newser) - A Florida woman helped save herself and her three children from a hostage situation on Monday with help from a pizza app. Cheryl Treadway told police she'd been arguing with her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, at their home in Highlands County when he took her cellphone and grabbed a knife....

Pizza Is Tearing Our Country and Politics Apart
Pizza Is Tearing Our
Country and Politics Apart

Pizza Is Tearing Our Country and Politics Apart

And GOP is the pizza party, lobbying against a nutritional 'nanny state': Paul Krugman

(Newser) - "Pepperoni Turns Partisan" is the name of Paul Krugman's opinion piece in today's New York Times , and that headline leads straight into the point of his article: that the nutrition wars are heating up, and the GOP is the party of "Big Food." To frame...

After Pizza Hut Driver's Crash, Police Complete Delivery

They bring pizza to surprised couple

(Newser) - After a pizza delivery driver was injured in a crash in Portland, Ore., two police officers completed the delivery for him. Steve Huckins tells KOIN that he and his wife were concerned Sept. 1 when the officers showed up at their home, but they started laughing when they received the...

Pizza Hut Testing 'Skinny Slice' Pies

Sorry, health nuts, they're only in Ohio and Florida so far

(Newser) - Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two US markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors. The tests of "Skinny Slice" pies began this week at several dozen restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, and West Palm Beach, Fla. The pies...

Where Fast-Food Chains Began

'Mental Floss' recounts original locations of McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and more

(Newser) - Can you imagine a time when Pizza Hut was actually a single hut? Neither could we, but the folks over at Mental Floss compiled a great list of the original locations of a variety of fast-food chains that have since swept across the globe, assimilating all before them in Borg-like...

Pizza Hut Closed After Manager Uses Sink as Urinal

TV station in West Virginia gets the not-so-pleasant video

(Newser) - The latest tale of fast-food workers behaving badly comes from West Virginia, where health officials have shut down a Pizza Hut after video surfaced of a worker urinating in a kitchen sink, reports the Consumerist . Maybe the scariest part of the video, obtained by WOWK-TV , is that it all looks...

Pizza Hut to Thanksgiving Rebel: Have Your Job Back

Firing a 'serious error,' head office says

(Newser) - Score one for the spend-Thanksgiving-at-home team: A Pizza Hut general manager in Indiana who says he was fired for refusing to open the store today has been told he can have his job back if he wants it. The head office apparently stepped in amid a deluge of bad publicity...

Pizza Hut GM: I Tried to Close on Thanksgiving, Got Fired

Tony Rohr said employees should get Thanksgiving off

(Newser) - A Pizza Hut general manager didn't think his workers should have to come in on Thanksgiving, and his bosses disagreed. Now, Tony Rohr, whose Elkhart, Indiana, location is owned by Franchise Management Investors US, says he has been fired. After being told that he had to stay open tomorrow,...

Kind Gesture by Fellow Diner Surprises Single Mom

He pays her family's bill, leaves 3-page letter

(Newser) - It's not uncommon to hear about someone picking up the check for a total stranger in a restaurant, but this one's a little unusual because it also involves a three-page letter that moved the recipient to tears. It happened in North Carolina, when a Raleigh single mom took...

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