Pizza Hut Celebrates Debut of Tuscani Lasagna With Passport to Italy Sweepstakes

One Pizza Hut Fan on Facebook Will Win a $10,000 vacation to the Home of Lasagna

DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ — With the debut of its new Tuscani Lasagna, Pizza Hut has created a pasta dish with a taste so delicious, you’d have to travel to Italy to top it. One lucky Pizza Hut fan will get that chance courtesy of Pizza Hut in the Passport to Italy Sweepstakes on Facebook. Between now and March 7, simply join the growing legion of Pizza Hut fans on Facebook for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for two valued at $10,000.

“Our new Tuscani Lasagna tastes so good, that we took it to Italy, to see what real Italians thought about it,” said Bob Kraut, marketing communications VP for Pizza Hut. “They loved it! Our customers love the new Tuscani Lasagna, too, which is why we want to award one lucky Pizza Hut Facebook fan with an Italian vacation to the land that is the inspiration for our new pasta. We wanted a unique way to celebrate the arrival of this delicious new dish, and with more than half a million Pizza Hut fans on Facebook already, we thought this sweepstakes was the perfect match for Tuscani Lasagna.”

Pack Your Bags for Italy!

If you’re the lucky winner, you’ll be saying “Arrivederci,” as you head off to the capital city of Rome. The grand prize package includes roundtrip airfare for two, six nights hotel, ground transportation to and from the airport in the U.S. and Italy, a daily breakfast buffet at your hotel in Rome, and spending cash to enjoy all the cultural delights of this classic world destination. The sweepstakes is eligible to U.S. residents 18 and older who become fans of Pizza Hut on Facebook by March 7, 2009. Official sweepstakes rules are available at www.pizzahut.com/sweepstakestermsconditions. If you’re already a fan, you’re already entered to win! In addition to entering the sweepstakes, visitors to http://www.facebook.com/PizzaHut can also order new Tuscani Lasagna directly through Facebook.

Authentic Italian Taste

The Passport to Italy Sweepstakes celebrates an Italian-inspired dish that offers the convenient Pizza Hut delivery of America’s most popular pasta. Tuscani Lasagna features lasagna noodles, real ricotta, parmesan and Romano cheeses, and a hearty Italian-seasoned meat sauce. Tuscani Lasagna is a sensible meal solution for hungry families – more than three pounds of lasagna is accompanied by five oven-fresh breadsticks. With enough food to feed four people for just $14.99, Tuscani Pastas is a great deal when consumers need it most.

Tuscani Lasagna is the fourth addition to the Tuscani Pastas line from Pizza Hut, the first pastas delivered nationally by a restaurant company. In April 2008, Pizza Hut introduced Tuscani Pastas with two delicious varieties: Meaty Marinara and Creamy Chicken Alfredo. In September, Premium Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese was added to the collection, giving pasta fans a contemporary twist on a pasta classic.

Facebook Interface

Last year, Pizza Hut unveiled a new application for Facebook(R) Platform, which allows customers to order food for delivery without ever leaving the popular website. In just a few short months, fans of the Pizza Hut page have reached more than 700,000, making Pizza Hut the most popular restaurant fan page on the site.

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Facebook users communicate and share information through the social graph, the network of connections and relationships between people. With more than 150 million active users, Facebook is the fourth-most trafficked website in the United States.

Pizza Hut utilized the Facebook Platform in 2008 to become the first pizza chain to offer ordering directly through Facebook. No other national pizza chain gives you more ways to order than Pizza Hut. You can also get your favorites via mobile Web, text message or online at pizzahut.com, in addition to the good ol’ phone call to your local Pizza Hut. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com.

About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut, an American icon, delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant. A shining example of success in American entrepreneurism, the company began 50 years ago in Wichita, Kansas and today operates more than 10,000 restaurants in hundreds of countries. In 2008 Pizza Hut was ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among national pizza chains by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) . To check out what’s new at “The Hut” visit www.pizzahut.com.