Hot or Not: Pizza Hut Strives for Hotter Delivery

The desire for hot food delivered fast is never going away.

And now with the introduction of third-party delivery companies, even some pizzerias have signed on for the added convenience and labor savings.

However, one of the biggest complaints with delivery—third-party or traditional—has always been that the food does not arrive hot enough.

In response, Pizza Hut has spent the last two years piecing together a system, which it is confident will finally keep the temperature and crispness of its pizzas where they need to be during delivery and on arrival.

The system involves the use of a thicker pizza box, crisp sheet inserts, and new delivery pouches designed to keep pizzas 15 degrees hotter.

According to MarketWatch, “There are three layers to the new delivery pouches: the first made out of 3M Thinsulate Insulation, which is commonly used in ski jackets; the second is made out of a PET Aluminum Radiant Barrier that reflects heat and is usually found in astronaut space blankets; and the third is a polyester fiber padding that traps heat and is used in pink insulation in homes.”

To celebrate the arrival of the new hot delivery system, Pizza Hut has designed a limited-edition "Pizza Parka,” which is made from the same materials used in the delivery pouch.