Pizza Hut adds mac and cheese to Tuscani line

DALLAS (Aug. 19, 2008) Pizza Hut has expanded its Tuscani line of delivery pastas with the addition of Premium Bacon Mac n’ Cheese.

The chain has also apparently tinkered with the pricing for the line. When the first two Tuscani selections were introduced in April, the pastas were promoted with an $11.99 price tag. Pizza Hut’s website currently prices them at $12.99.

The mac and cheese version, which is being promoted on Pizza Hut’s website, joins the original two Tuscani pastas, Meaty Marinara and Creamy Chicken Alfredo. Like the original pastas, the Bacon Mac n’ Cheese comes with five breadsticks and is designed to feed four. All three consist of about three pounds of pasta.

Pizza Hut has described the Tuscani pastas as one of the most successful product rollouts in its history. The pastas brought in $24 million in sales in their first month, the chain said.

Pizza Hut’s parent company, Yum! Brands Inc., indicated earlier this summer that it planned to add other pasta dishes to the Tuscani line.

Pizza Hut, based here, has 6,200 domestic stores.