Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, announced the launch of its annual World Hunger Relief effort with the “Pass The Red Cup” challenge featuring Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera.
Pizza Hut and The Hershey Company announced plans to team up and bring a portfolio of desserts to Pizza Hut. First up: The Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie.
The cookie, cut into 8 slices and measuring 8 inches, will feature an average of 165 Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips per cookie. The cookie debuts nationwide for $4.99 with the purchase of a pizza or $5.99 as a single item.
Pizza Hut and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join forces on a summer-long promotion celebrating the return of an all-time favorite Pizza Hut pizza, Cheesy Bites, and the arrival of the new movie featuring the pizza-loving Turtle brothers, appearing in theaters nationwide on August 8 from Paramount Pictures.
Pizza Hut will fund the return of celebratory fireworks to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on July 4. This comes one year after the fireworks show was cancelled at the military base due to budget cuts. The fireworks are part of the base’s annual Independence Day celebration for military personnel and their families.
Pizza Hut was one of two limited-service brands topping this year’s American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) ranking. And while most brands’ satisfaction index fell or remained the same, including that of Papa John’s, which tied with Pizza Hut, the national chain saw a 2.5 percent bump.
This Father’s Day, Pizza Hut is providing customers a chance to give their dads a VIP trip to Dallas filled with Blake Shelton concert exclusives and, of course, pizza.
Through Father’s Day on June 15, fans can enter for a chance to win the Pizza Hut Father’s Day Experience by sharing photos, videos, or a message via Twitter or Instagram telling @PizzaHut why their dad should win this trip. Pizza Hut will choose a winner on Father’s Day and communicate with fans throughout the contest using the hashtag #PizzaHutFathersDay.
Pizza Hut is now offering its Dinner Box, which includes a medium rectangular one-topping Pan pizza, five breadsticks and 10 cinnamon sticks with a sweet icing cup, for $8.99 when carried out.
“The Dinner Box is a Pizza Hut creation that our fans have appreciated and valued for a long time, and now they’re getting it at an even greater price,” says Jared Drinkwater, senior director of marketing for Pizza Hut. “We recognize that our customers are busy preparing for summer activities, which is why we couldn’t think of a better time to make this offer.”
Pizza Hut announced the brand has partnered Grammy nominated–artist Blake Shelton to launch a new line of BBQ Pizzas in three distinct flavors: Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ, Hawaiian BBQ, and Honey BBQ Chicken.
“Growing up in Ada, Oklahoma, Pizza Hut was a big deal in my community,” Shelton says. “As a fan of BBQ and pizza, it has been a blast to partner with Pizza Hut to bring two of my favorite foods together.”
With new limited-service brands emerging at a rapid pace, consumers have more dining choices than ever, and their preferences are proving that established national concepts could learn a thing or two from these smaller, younger chains. According to a nationwide study on consumers’ favorite quick-service chains from Market Force Information, brands like Firehouse Subs, Qdoba, and Papa Murphy’s rank better for customer satisfaction compared to more established category players like Subway, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.
The first Saturday in May in the state of Kentucky brings with it many iconic traditions: roses, fancy hats, mint juleps, and an unparalleled gathering of luminaries cheering on the best thoroughbred race horses in the world.
Pizza Hut announced that it is adding a new item to the list by temporarily changing the name of the brand’s fan-favorite breadsticks to “Thoroughbread Sticks” to celebrate the grand occasion, which takes place in Louisville, home of Pizza Hut parent company Yum! Brands.