Pizza Hut celebrates return of football with the world's greatest pizza party in Times Square

(Press Release), Plano, Texas, September 5, 2013 — Cake at weddings. Hot dogs at baseball games. Popcorn at the movies. Some foods just go perfectly with an occasion. When it comes to football, that food is undeniably pizza.

Nobody knows that more than Pizza Hut®, which is why America's No. 1 pizza company is set to kick off the return of football by hosting The World's Greatest Pizza Party in New York City's Times Square on Sunday, Sept. 8. The World's Greatest Pizza Party will include Pizza Hut team members serving up free slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza from the company's Mobile Kitchen, a 53-foot 18-wheeler equipped with pizza ovens. The Pizza Hut team will dish out roughly 5,500 slices of pizza throughout the day, in recognition of the brand's 55th Anniversary.

"Our customers have told us that Pizza Hut is often at the center of their game time experience, so we want to start the season off right," says Kurt Kane, Chief Marketing Officer, Pizza Hut. "No pizza company will be in more households during this football season than Pizza Hut, and in celebration of that shared love for football with our fans, we're throwing a great Pizza Party in New York City just like our fans will in their homes across the country."

In addition to the Pizza Party in Times Square, Pizza Hut is hosting a virtual Pizza Party on Twitter, giving away free pizza to lucky followers using the hashtag #WorldsGreatestPizzaParty. On any given Sunday, Pizza Hut dishes out more than 8 million slices of pizza.

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About Pizza Hut Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. YUM +0.22%  , delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 55 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. In 2013, Pizza Hut was the recipient of the Innovation and Leadership in Advertising Award from the American Advertising Federation, 10th District and was named the Harris Poll Equitrend® Pizza Brand of the Year. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT! ® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 620,000 classrooms nationwide. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit

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