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Posted 14 January 2014 - 15:56

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pizza Hut plans to start offering pizza by the slice for the first time in two locations this week, part of a test to refashion its image and court diners in their 20s and 30s.

The chain says the two locations — one in York, Nebraska and Pawtucket, R.I. — will open Tuesday.

A slice will cost between $2 and $3  :huh:  and take three to four minutes to heat up. They'll be made with new recipes more in line with the thinner pies sold in the Northeast.

 

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The tests reflect how established restaurant chains are scrambling to keep pace with a rapidly changing industry. Diners are increasingly flocking to places such as Chipotle, where they feel they can get restaurant-quality food for just a little more than they would pay at fast-food chains such as Burger King.

 

Litchenburg says the Pizza Hut test locations will be equipped new ovens to heat up the slices, but they'll also have the traditional ovens to cook other pies.

He said the company, which is based in Plano, Texas and has 6,400 U.S. locations, will test variations of the concept throughout the year before deciding how to proceed.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:02

Pizza Pizza, Little Caesars, etc have done that for a long time here.  



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:03

2-3 bucks for a slice?  Yea, that is going to do well :rolleyes: depending on a size considering a personal pan pizza starts at $4.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:06

Pizza Hut is gross anyway. Too greasy. I'd never pay $2-3 for a slice of their pizza.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:07

Hello,

Pizza Pizza, Little Caesars, etc have done that for a long time here.

Pizza Hut here have been doing this since 2006.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:07

2-3 bucks for a slice?  Yea, that is going to do well :rolleyes: depending on a size considering a personal pan pizza starts at $4.

 

$4? Damn. Pizza Hut is the biggest ripoff there is in Belgium. A small one is at least €12 (usually around €15) and large ones are all over €20. Other pizza places charge about €6 for a large one.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:07

You can buy an entire pizza for a cheaper price from the supermarket, so why would anyone pay $3 for a single slice? :/



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:09

$3 ?  You may as well get together with co-workers, friends, and buy a medium.

 

And heated up pizza is usually crusty and tastes less fresh.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:10

You can buy an entire pizza for a cheaper price from the supermarket, so why would anyone pay $3 for a single slice? :/

 

Most of those pizzas at the store taste like cardboard tho.  Unless you pay 8+ and get one of the better frozen pizzas.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:11

Hello,

You can buy an entire pizza for a cheaper price from the supermarket, so why would anyone pay $3 for a single slice? :/

You never buy food at a restaurant. You always buy the preparation, cooking and serving of the food. NEVER forget that...

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:13

Hello,
You never buy food at a restaurant. You always buy the preparation, cooking and serving of the food. NEVER forget that...

 

In that case, the slice price should be lowered.  Its not like Pizza Hut is fine dining.  My nieces/nephews make better pizza from ingredients bought at the store.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:26

i used to like their pizza but they use canned mushrooms now (they used to have cut fresh) now they are slimy and gross.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:30

Hello,
You never buy food at a restaurant. You always buy the preparation, cooking and serving of the food. NEVER forget that...

That still doesn't justify the price they are charging for a slice.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:36

Pizza Pizza, Little Caesars, etc have done that for a long time here.  

And it's often awful. Even if the pizza is like 30 minutes old it looks like it's been there a week.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 16:40

Pizza Hut is gross anyway. Too greasy. I'd never pay $2-3 for a slice of their pizza.

 

 

 

all pizza is greasy