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Pizza Hut Inc.

  • Dining

    July 31, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    The Pizza Hut Cheesy Bites Pizza: A Thing I Recently Ate, Because I Hate Myself

    The greatest trick Pizza Hut ever pulled was convincing the world it had more than one kind of good stuffed-crust pizza. The Hut has found a way to cram, bowl and thread cheese into the crust in confounding ways over the years, and the newest version is the Cheesy Bites Pizza. It's a tie-in to Micha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Super Chix Has Sandwich-Shamed Chick-fil-A. Bless Them.

    Last week we reported on Yum! Brands' new creation, which is appropriately dubbed Super Chix. The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut has reincarnated battered and fried bird strips, including this sandwich pictured above, in an apparent bid to take over the Chick-fil-A audience. On my f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Richie Whitt, Sports Writer and Talker, Has a New Pizza-and-Beer Delivery Service

    Remember Richie Whitt? He was the sports columnist for the Observer for six years before he was lost to layoffs in 2011 and went into radio full-time. His loyal commenters, a real haggard bunch, laid siege on City of Ate after he left, peppering the blog with unsavory comments and a few good recipes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Eau De Pizza Hut is Happening. Plus, the Best and Worst Food Scents.

    Dallas-based Pizza Hut made good on what started as a Facebook joke about pizza perfume. The red roofed pizza maker hired a "world renowned aromachologist" to create an elixir that smells like dough topped with vegetables, cheese and meat then put it in a fancy glass spray bottle. See Also: - Pizza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Pizza Hut is Giving Away Its New 3.5 inch Sliders Today for Free

    Plano-based Pizza Hut unveiled its new gift to the world yesterday as part of a Super Bowl "Hut-Hut!" marketing campaign. The particulars of how it played out don't really matter (and they're kind of weird anyway), but Pizza Hut now has pizza sliders. See also: - Dallas' Five Best Pizzas "Circles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Pizza Hut Offers Fans a Chance to Shame Friends and Family for Free Pie

    Would you throw Grandma under the bus for a slice of meat lover's pie? What about your Aunt Tilly? Pizza Hut is asking customers to do just that with a recent promotion that offers gift cards to those who feel they got the shaft this Christmas. The promotion offered a $10 gift card to the first 100 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Pizza Hut Creates Singularity with Pizza in a Pizza: The "Double Sensation"

    In Latin, the word simulacrum means "likeness" or "similarity." It's a term often used by philosophers and social theorists (see: Baudrillard) to exemplify the hyper-real. To boil it down: a simulacrum can often be a perverted version of reality. See also: The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2012 So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Plano Has Become a Hockey Prospect Factory, Which Canadians Find Very Puzzling

    It's been over a decade since the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup and proved, six years after moving from Minnesota, that there was room for professional ice hockey even in football-obsessed, not-at-all-icy Texas. The team's popularity has flagged significantly in recent years, but a generation of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Pizza Hut Pizza-Scented Perfume Should Probably Come With A Warning Label

    Silly Canucks. The Canadian offshoot of Dallas-based Pizza Hut turned what was originally intended as a marketing joke into reality -- they've created Pizza Hut pizza-scented perfume. See also: The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2012 Their Facebook page details the fiasco. A post asking what Facebo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2012

    If civilization does collapse on Friday, December 21, 2012, which is the day the Mayans were all like Hey guys! Earth's gonna explode in a fiery saucer of flames and stuff!, then any remaining future humans (or any aliens stopping on the burnt husk of Earth to take a leak) will be able to read the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Pizza Hut Will Give You Free Pizza for Life If You Ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the Next Presidential Debate

    President Obama and Mitt Romey will square off for their second debate on October 16 at Hofstra University in New York. It's a town hall meeting format-thing, which likely means slung jackets and awkward, aimless candidate-walking. The debate is set to cover foreign policy, domestic policy and, if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    The Best of the Worst in Pizza Dipping Sauces, Including a Sauce Cocktail

    Recently a few of us at the Observer gathered with the task of testing pizza-dipping sauces from five major chains. As we often do around here, we like to embrace food shame and, if the stars align, maybe discover a hidden gastronomic gem. Not everyone was up for this particular test though. Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza at India Chaat Cafe ... Say Whaat?

    The words "Desi-style pizza" beckoned me with a neon glow from the front window of India Chaat Café, a small, brightly lit restaurant tucked into a strip mall at Preston and Frankford. I walked in expecting Americanized, watered-down food, or maybe the Bollywood version of Pizza Hut, and was surpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Jack in the Box Waffles Your Buns with Breakfast Waffle Sandwich

    Surely after the recent news of Pizza Hut threading a hot dog into their pizza crust, and KFC air-dropping a slice of shitty cheese on top of their "burger," you were wondering: what's next? Well, here comes the news this morning (thanks to writer Sara Blankenship, who sends along with photo), snag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Pizza Hut Fights Subway With New, Fascinatingly-Named Sandwich: The P'Zolo

    It's sandwich wars. Plano-based Pizza Hut is making a pass at sandwiches again, as The New York Times reported yesterday, with the three new designs bearing the name P'Zolo. Aside from the name sounding like a George Lucas character, the "sandwiches" are designed to destroy the uber-successful, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Pizza Hut Middle East Expertly Inserts Cheeseburgers in the Pizza Crust

    The Edwardian, bizarro novelty in the fast-paced food industry continues. Just mere weeks after the announcement that tent-poling a hot dog into the crust of a big pizza was also food, Pizza Hut Middle East has a brand new thing. It's a pizza with mini cheeseburgers in the crust! Also, they've added ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Pizza Hut Will Add Romance to Your Marriage Proposal for 10 Grand, Provide Breadsticks

    Pizza Hut​For generations, people have been nervously asking, "Is a fast-food pizza chain the best place to make my marriage proposal?" Now Plano-based Pizza Hut is offering an answer. Their $10,010 package, according to the press release, (via Eater) includes a "stunning ruby stone flanked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials Starring Food

    This year, like most years, the multi-million-dollar-slinging advertising competition known as the Super Bowl was largely dominated by those in the motor vehicle category. But if you were paying close attention, somewhere between the David Beckham ogling, flipping back and forth from the Super Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Meso Maya is Better Than Authentic. It's Good.

    Sara KerensAuthentic chile relleno? Nope. And you should be happy about that.​Does authenticity matter? What the hell is authenticity, anyway? Look it up in a dictionary and words like "real" and "genuine" stab at a definition. Framed this way, authentic seems a prefect descriptor for a Topps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2011

    Denny's Mac and Cheese Big Daddy Melt, which was part of their "Lets Get Cheesy" Menu​Last year, Planet Earth sorrowfully asked mankind "Why, dear peoples, why?" after the invention of something sinister and bizarre: KFC's Double Down. Well, congratulations, 2011: You are the mind-fuck of a fast ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Perfect Dining Guide to Dallas for the St. Louis Cardinals

    Welcome, you guys!​Dearest St. Louis Cardinals, City of Ate heard you're heading to town to play a game or two of baseball with our Texas Rangers, and we would like to take a moment to welcome you to our fair city!! Hi!! Welcome! We like your pants! We know that being a visitor in a new town ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Mayor Mike Rawlings' Top Five Dallas Pizzas

    FlickrA personal Meat Lover's pie from Pizza Hut​Pizza is a provincial food. A New Yorker will tell you a slice should be thin and floppy, the sauce just like so. A New Havener would skulk if a crust was missing that requisite char and might prefer clams over peperoni. Chicagoans turn pizza in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Mike Rawlings on Tenure as Homeless Czar and Why "Citizens Council" Isn't a Pejorative

    viaAylwin Lewis​During our 90-mintute interview with Mike Rawlings at CIC Partners inside Crescent Court for last week's piece about the mayor's race, Rawlings repeated a statement about the campaign that he's made at countless debates: "It's not about personalities." We argued the opposite i ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Make Room at Il Cane Rosso for the Sweet Caramel Goodness of the Bella Mela

    Patrick MichelsThe bella mela, as seen on the patio at night. You may have heard Il Cane Rosso finally found a bricks-and-mortar home in the warm bosom of Deep Ellum, in the welcoming shadow of the Central Expressway overpass. Two trips in the last week haven't gotten me any closer to being the Four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Flanked by Cowboys Legend Roger Staubach, Mike Rawlings Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

    Photos by Sam MertenMike Rawlings and Roger Staubach​Mike Rawlings formally announced his candidacy for mayor this morning to a group of approximately 150 supporters in front of Dallas City Hall, claiming he'll utilize public-private partnerships to protect both the city's infrastructure and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Anvil Pub's Hammering Down A Heavyweight Menu

    Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourAnvil Pub's take on sweet and savory pizza pie.​Since it opened one week ago today, there's hardly been a moment when the Anvil Pub's "OPEN" sign wasn't on that I didn't pass by and see the place brimming ever fuller with enthusiastic patrons overjoyed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Five Futuristic Movie Cooking Tools We Wish Were Real

    I'm thinking of a huge beer...​Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is tough enough without a food replicator. Since the birth of the science fiction genre, movie-technology has inspired creative invention in the real world. So, scientists and think tanks, let's put the Star Wars Strategic Defense-enhancem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Pizza Hut Proves: If You Want the Customer's Trust, Better Get Your Dancing Shoes On

    The P'Zone is reason enough to be seriously suspicious of Pizza Hut's motives, but the results from survey in The Economic Times of India carried a reminder that the brand we Americans all know as The Hut is the most trusted name in the Indian dining world -- and has been for six years running. Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Ten Food Names that Are Designed to Kill You

    The KFC Double Down, which is what you bet to eat it.​Last week, like the Doomsday Clock in Dr. Strangelove, the KFC Web site started a countdown to the release of their new and terrifying sandwich.The big reveal came on Monday. The sandwich is two fried chicken breasts sandwiching bacon, cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    ​Sorry--it's getting on in the afternoon. I should have started this sooner, but I've been working out some statistics.See, last week one of our dozen or so readers, TLS, failed to make our list of non-winners. She then vowed to sprinkle her comments with the word "cougar" until she reached the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Hash Over: Sevy's Serves Scotch For Supper, Roy Williams Doesn't Take The Week Off, Learn To Use Your Noodle At Tei-An And More

    ​Do you love scotch? Sevy's Grill will have a Scotch Club tasting this evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring five premium whiskys and a complementary dish for each. Dishes and drinks include crispy 5-spice duck cigars (sounds classier than "duck taquitos," no?) with apricot ginger dipping sauce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Jay Jerrier Loves Italian Pizza, But He Just Can't Break Up With Pepperoni

    ​"In Naples, a pizza maker is kinda like a rock star." It's been a year since Jay Jerrier, co-owner of Campania in Southlake, fired up a mobile oven and took his show on the road. Now Cane Rosso gourmet pizza catering is one of the hottest tickets in town. As he gears up for the return of his p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    The Top Ten Smuttiest Food Ads

    You probably remember the moment you first saw Jessica Simpson slink into a Pizza Hut and, quite seductively, feed some dorky tween an oh-so-cheesy popper while moaning the line "one of these days these bites are gonna pop right into you." Yeah, it was pre-the now post- Tony Romo and she might have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: NY Pizza

    I didn't take a picture of our NY Pizza deliveryman, but can tell you that he looked pretty much like the opposite of this person.NY Pizza3917 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., #103972-298-4700Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 37 minutesEase of telecommunication: 20No delivery charge: 10Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    10 Questions: Charlie Green

    He spent a lot of time in and around the pizza joints of New York--minus four years spent at a Pennsylvania college and a bit living in D.C.So it's no wonder Green longed for a taste of the familiar after moving to Dallas. He sold medical supplies and software for 17 years and then took the plunge. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Pizza Hut Park

    Last week, BFF Jen's birthday was nigh and her wish was to go to the FC Dallas season opener. Thus, a group of us converged upon Frisco's Pizza Hut Park. Based on past FC Dallas experiences, games meant not only sporting good times and learning to curse in Spanish, but also copious treats and alcoho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.4.09

    "Lasagna is America's most popular pasta dish, so it was a natural addition to our line of Tuscani Pastas. Americans have eagerly embraced the concept of delivery pasta over the past year, catapulting Pizza Hut to become the undisputed category leader." (Scott Bergren, Pizza Hut's chief concept offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Master Cleanser: Day 3

    Status: Green Weight: 165.8 (-5.3) Mood: Sad Stagnant Skeptical Surprised It's weird about cravings. I'm quickly learning on this diet that it's not your body that craves food, it's your mind. With the nutrients from the lemons and syrup, my body - somehow - is fine. Energetic even. I'm sleeping gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Dallas-Based Pizza Hut Runs California Franchisee Out of Business

    Earlier this year, we brought you the story of the Pizza Hut deliveryman in Iowa canned by the Dallas-based company after he shot a stick-'em-up man who faked a delivery call. Now, further tales from Dallas Parkway pepperoni HQ: the story of a couple in Eureka, California, forced to shut down their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Going Dow, Dow, Down: Localizing the Stock Market Plunge

    The Dallas Business Journal's done the dirty work of localizing the effects of the bailout bust: The paper's compiled a list of some dozen Dallas- and Fort Worth-based companies and how far they dropped following the House of Representatives' vote against the $700-billion bailout bill. Not sure who' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Pizza Hut Cans Deliveryman Who Brought a Gun to a Hold-Up

    Few weeks ago we told you about the Pizza Hut deliveryman in Iowa who was suspended for shooting at a man who faked an order, all so he could play stick-'em-up with the poor schmuck who drew the short straw. Well, today comes word that 38-year-old James William Spiers III has been fired by the Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    Dallas-Based Pizza Hut Don't Want No Pistols With the Pepperoni

    Brad Zaun, a Republican State Sen. from Urbandale, Iowa, says he's "going to be watching Pizza Hut," and not in a good way either. And, no, he's not referring to the Dallas-based chain's ridiculous April Fool's joke involving a name change. Nope, what he's referring to is Pizza Hut's policy that doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008
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    October 29, 2007

    Genghis Grill Now Cookin' With Gas

    Dallas-based Genghis Grill has some seven locations in the DFW, with another 10 scattered across the country; says here the company started franchising in 2001. But Jeff Sinelli's 9-year-old Mongolian barbecue chain, originally known as Genghis Khan's Mongolian Feast before Sinelli took ownership in ... More >>

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