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No more Pizza Hut

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by tcBob, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Jun 19, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    tcBob

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    Blame recession cuts. Pizza Hut is reportedly slicing the "pizza" from its name. The fast food chain will now be known simply as "The Hut."

    The chain, which has recently expanded its menu beyond pizza to include pasta, could not immediately be reached for comment Friday. Media and advertising trade publication MediaWeek characterized the name change as an attempt to transform its stores into hip hangouts. There are more than 10,000 Pizza Huts worldwide.

    The new "hut" stores will be more than simply places to place a delivery order, according to MediaWeek. They will include televisions that broadcast CBS programs such as "Wheel of Fortune" and "Entertainment Tonight."

    The company has tried to become more hip and youth friendly in recent months. In April, it introduced the Pizza Hut "Twintern," an employee who uses the online service Twitter to update customers about store events and pop culture news.

    This isn't the first time for Pizza Hut-parent Yum Brands to change the name of one of their iconic restautant chains, which include KFC and Taco Bell restaurants. In 1991, the company rebranded Kentucky Fried Chicken as KFC. Recently, to highlight the company's healthier grilled chicken offerings, the company has referred to the KFC brand as KGC.

    In other news related to YUM, two California residents are reportedly suing the company's KFC chain for failing to give them a free grilled chicken sandwich. The customers are claiming that a sandwich giveaway promoted by Oprah was a "bait and switch" scheme aimed at getting folks in the door to buy other menu items, according to the Associated Press. KFC's were overwhelmed by demand for the sandwiches with lines often stretching out the door of shops.

    http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/t...06/19/pizza-hut-cuts-the-quot-pizza-quot.aspx
     
  2. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    tacoskim

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    dammn!! nice find bob!
     
  3. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    that'll be ok by me......the pizza huts around here suck ass anyway. fuel pizza is where its at!!
     
  4. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    How do they expect to become more hip and youth friendly by broadcasting shows such as Wheel of Fortune and Entertainment Tonight?! Ugh.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    ehh, why change the name?
    and by playing "wheel of fourtune" and "ET" is not really youth friendly..
    have some sports or nascar on [ certain parts of the country...] haha
     
  6. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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  7. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    Bad idea, like when Jack in the Box blew up Jack or Der Wienerschnitzel dropped the "Der." They brought Jack back and Wienerschnitzel is starting to use "Der" in their commercials. They might be just doing it as a gimmick.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    LOL. waiting for the day for mcdonalds to bring back the cool moon dude
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking.

    I bet the two people from Cali sueing KFC were from LA. I heard that everyone sues everybody there.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    I may or may not live in California:anonymous:, I'm sorry.
    I am so ashamed.
     
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