Pizza Hut has released their own brand of perfume, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Pizza Hut’s CMO said, “Eau de Pizza Hut is one of the most sought-after and rarest of scents available.” I’ll give him rare, but “one of the most sought-after” seems somewhat embellished. I like eating their pizza, but I’m not sure if it would be good for my wife to smell like cheese, dough, and tomato sauce all day…
When I first saw the headline, it seemed like April Fools Day — has it moved up this year? 🙂 Of course this is a promotional gimmick, and if you manage to acquire the free giveaway, it comes with a $20 gift card, which would be sought-after. You have to tweet something specific to enter, so it will get lots of attention. Who wouldn’t want free pizza?
By the way, if I win this, would it make an acceptable Valentine’s Day present to my wife? She likes Pizza Hut… 🙂
It’s not uncommon for American restaurants to feature cultural variations on their foods in other countries. Even McDonald’s has some vastly different options around the world. But what’s odd is when an American food company takes American-style food and offers it only in other countries.
For example, Pizza Hut has several new types of crusts for their pizzas in the Middle East. America has had the stuffed crust pizza for years, which is a great idea. Now, in the Middle East, there is a crust with hot dogs in it, and there’s a crust that’s made up of mini cheeseburgers and one made with chicken nuggets. That seems like something you’d have in the U.S. first. Rumor has it they are considering bringing these crusts to the U.S.
I’m all for innovation, but I’m not sure those ideas above will make the pizza better. The Buffet o’ Blog staff discussed this topic, and all of us agreed that the next logical evolution in pizza crust should be to add bacon. Now there’s a can’t-miss idea, if implemented well. Why hasn’t one of the pizza places thought of that? (It’s obvious to us, which is just another sign that we should open a new restaurant, if we can acquire the necessary funding.)
Now if you want to think outside the box on improving pizza crust, here’s an idea: make the outer rim of crust breaded like southern fried chicken. There might be logistical issues with making it work, but that’s what R&D departments are for. If you could pull that off while maintaining the necessary texture and not having the crust absorb too much grease, it would be most awesome. And then, as some of you are already thinking, add bacon to that. 🙂
We have more ideas, too, so, Pizza Hut (or other pizza restaurants), if you’re listening, have your people contact our people. We’ll work for cash money and/or free food. 🙂
The other day I went to Larry’s Pizza, and I wondered if I should get a salad. Now, before you judge me, hear the rest of the story. I realize that the official Buffet o’ Blog stance on the salad bar at Larry’s Pizza is that it’s there just for decoration. I understand that and agree wholefartedly. But this was a unique visit to the restaurant.
Accompanying me on this pizza quest was my wife, her mom, and her sister. Predictably, they all got a salad to go with their all-you-can-eat pizza. (Ironically, it’s impossible to eat all-you-can-eat pizza if you also eat a salad, since you’re wasting calories on greenery.) Anyway, I am trying to lose weight (which is why I intentionally limit my trips there). Also to consider is that it’s important to try to make a good impression on the in-laws. Even though they know me by now, I still may be judged for what I do and don’t do, which can make life more complicated.
So now you understand my dilemma. Obviously I don’t want to get a salad, and I especially don’t want to eat one there. (I don’t know if their salad bar is good or not — I honestly have never looked at it closely. All I see there is pizza!) Of course my options were to either get a salad or not, but there are potentially even more options. So I figured I’d put out a poll where you can vote on what I should’ve done. I’m just curious what the general populace thinks on such issues.
Your vote is anonymous, and after you vote it will show you what the current tally is.
It has come to my attention that the Larry’s Pizza in Monticello has closed down. While there could be many factors involved in one closing, I also learned that our local Larry’s Pizza is now closed on Mondays. Together, these signs appear ominous! I suspect economic problems. The recession is tough on a lot of people, including businesses.
We must not let our local Larry’s Pizza close! It is the best source for the legendary chicken-bacon-ranch pizza. It is also one of the favorite meeting locations for the Buffet o’ Blog staff.
We must join together to support our favorite pizza restaurant! Obviously extra trips to the buffet are necessary. Can we count on your support? Will you make the “sacrifice” of eating pizza more often, for the greater good? We must all do our part! Do not take this challenge lightly. Spread the word to all your friends who like pizza. Do what you can to save our best pizza eatery.