Printer Friendly

PIZZA HUT'S BIGFOOT TAKES A BITE OUT OF UNEMPLOYMENT; SUCCESS OF NEW PIZZA CREATES MORE THAN 50,000 NEW JOBS IN UNITED STATES

 WICHITA, Kan., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the test market success of its new value-priced, 21-slice BIGFOOT(TM) pizza, Pizza Hut, Inc. has announced the creation of more than 50,000 new jobs at its more than 7,000 units in the United States. The new jobs are permanent, part-time positions at the unit level, including host/hostess, cashier, delivery driver, cook, food server and doughmaster. BIGFOOT pizza begins its national rollout today.
 "It's a gratifying feeling to be hiring this many new employees at time when our economy needs a real boost," said Allan Huston, Pizza Hut's chief executive officer. "We're proud of our success and enjoy sharing it with the community."
 As the world's largest commercial pizza, BIGFOOT was created for consumers looking for "a lot of great-tasting pizza for a little money," BIGFOOT is two square feet of pizza, 21 Big slices, featuring an all new crust and 100 percent whole milk mozzarella cheese. BIGFOOT is priced at $8.99 for a one-topping carryout pizza or $10.99 for an up to three- topping home delivered pizza. One rectangular BIGFOOT pizza is 25 percent larger than two medium 12-inch round pizza.
 Pizza Hut has been testing BIGFOOT pizza since December when it began selling the product in Las Vegas and Minneapolis. In Las Vegas alone, Pizza Hut's sales surged 14 percent during the initial test period, courtesy of the BIGFOOT pizza. Other test markets added in February include Colorado Springs, Colo., Grand Rapids, Mich., the Dakotas, Jacksonville, Fla., and Milwaukee, Wis.
 Pizza Hut is an equal opportunity employer and offers employees a progressive benefits program. For information on how to apply for the new positions, please visit or call a local Pizza Hut restaurant. Applications are being accepted now, with the bulk of the hiring to take place during May.
 Pizza Hut Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo. (NYSE: PEP), is the world's largest pizza distribution system, with more than 7,000 restaurants and delivery units in the U.S. and more than 2,000 units in 73 foreign countries. Pizza Hut has been voted "America's Favorite Pizza Restaurant" for nine consecutive years in a Restaurant & Institutions' consumer poll, and is the recognized leader of the $19 billion U.S. pizza category.
 BIGFOOT is a trademark of Big Sur Restaurant, Inc. Pizza Hut, Inc. licensee.
 -0- 5/3/93
 /CONTACT: Jay Sears, 212-887-8014, or Rob Doughty, 316-681-9602, both for Pizza Hut, Inc./
 (PEP)


CO: Pizza Hut, Inc.; PepsiCo, Inc. ST: Kansas, New York IN: LEI SU: PDT

SH-LP -- NY013 -- 3588 05/03/93 09:02 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:May 3, 1993
Words:428
Previous Article:CURATIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC. ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER RESULTS
Next Article:BALLY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 1993 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS UP 45 PERCENT OVER PREVIOUS YEAR COMPANY POSTS 7TH CONSECUTIVE...
Topics:


Related Articles
IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A BLIMP, IT'S BIGFOOT!
PIZZA HUT ADDS EVEN MORE VALUE WITH BIGFOOT BIG 6 PIZZA
PIZZA HUT AND NATIONAL PIZZA COMPANY CLOSE ON AN ASSET SWAP AND NEW FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
BUFFALONIANS ACROSS THE U.S.A. UNITETO CELEBRATE NEW BUFFALO WINGS FROM PIZZA HUT
PIZZA HUT ADDS DENVER-BASED PROSERVE AS NEWEST HISPANIC FRANCHISEE
PIZZA HUT INTRODUCES NEW STUFFED CRUST: THE NEXT REVOLUTION IN PIZZA
PIZZA HUT ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW PIZZA PRODUCT STIRS RESPONSE FROM FOOD INDUSTRY EXECS
PIZZA HUT SETS NEW SALES RECORD; STUFFED CRUST PIZZA PROPELS INDUSTRY LEADER TO RECORD WEEK
PIZZA HUT INTRODUCES NEW TRIPLEDECKERONI PIZZA; BIG PEPPERONI TASTE AND SIX-CHEESE BLEND HIDDEN IN EVERY BITE
Pizza Hut(R) Asks, 'Have You Gone to THE EDGE(TM)?' Company's Newest Taste Sensation is All About Toppings!

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters