February 4, 2013 |
Fast-food giants McDonald's and Pizza Hut are thinking small after the Super Bowl, with new menu offerings that take after the small plates, tapas and portion-controlled craze. McDonald's this week is adding seafood for the first time to its Happy Meals with its Fish McBites. The seven small pieces of Alaska pollock - which are certified as sustainably sourced - contain 170 calories. The limited time offer will coincide with Lent, which begins next week, and is made with the same fish used in McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwiches.
December 26, 2012 |
Pizza Hut is offering disappointed Christmas celebrants the chance to receive a company gift card to soothe the sting of inferior presents. Through what it's calling a gift exchange, the pizza purveyor is giving a gift card to the first 100 people to tweet photos of their offending presents to @PizzaHut using the hashtag #PizzaHutExchange or #PHXchange. The gift card is good for a $10 Any Pizza, which costs just $10 regardless of size or toppings. Only people in the contiguous U.S. are eligible to participate.
December 5, 2012 |
Nothing like the heady whiff of pepperoni to set a man's heart afire. It began as a gag, but now it's a reality: Pizza Hut perfume, featuring subtle "notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough," according to a company news release . Pizza Hut Canada's marketing firm, Grip Ltd., had posted something on Facebook asking what people would call a perfume that captured the enticing aroma of a Pizza Hut pizza. It was a joke. But thousands of Facebookers responded, some asking where they could find such an enticing scent.
November 28, 2012 |
If you're a Black Keys fan and you've ever been enticed to order a Meat Lovers' Supreme at Pizza Hut or invest in a storage shed from Home Depot, there might have been a subliminal reason. Each company used songs in commercials that sounded an awful lot like tracks from the Black Keys' smash album "El Camino," namely "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling. " The Black Keys noticed this too, and have reportedly settled the resulting lawsuits around copyright infringement of the band's music.
October 16, 2012 |
Pizza Hut has backed off its planned stunt to get the question "sausage or pepperoni?" asked during the live, televised presidential debate Tuesday night. The company had dared guests to ask President Obama and Mitt Romney to divulge their topping of choice during the town hall-style event in return for one large pizza every week for 30 years or a check for $15,600. But now, after a surge of disdain in response to the stunt, the pizza purveyor said it's putting the promotion online instead.
October 15, 2012 |
Appropriate topics to broach during a live, televised presidential debate: The economy. The jobs situation. Pizza toppings? Not so much. Pizza Hut has canned its roundly panned stunt to get the question “sausage or pepperoni?” asked during Tuesday's town hall-style event. Instead, the company now plans to run the promotion online. Last week, the pizza pie purveyor told customers that it would give away free pizzas for life -- one large pie weekly for 30 years -- or $15,600 to anyone brave (or dumb)