Pizza Hut Going Fast Casual, Tests Pizza by the Slice

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If you’ve ever had the hankering for decent, cardboard-crusted pizza, but not three stoned buddies to share a delivery box with, take heart: two Pizza Hut locations in Nebraska and Rhode Island are currently testing new pizzas “by the slice” in an attempt to capture the 20 – 30-something crowd.

Along with the test slices will come newly designed stores featuring new ovens to heat the slices, pizza slice “bars,” made-to-order salad and pasta stations, and gussied-up Chipotle-esque fixtures like metal and exposed brick, which will vary by location.

The slices themselves will take between three to four minutes to cook and cost between $2 and $3, according to the Associated Press.

Ah, yes, but can we stop by with our 3 a.m. munchies? That is the question.



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  • bradpants

    I would be remarkably down with this.

  • Linda Lovelush

    What’s new about this? You can visit any Pizza Hut (in my neck of the woods, anyway) for the lunch buffet and pick your slice. There is also pasta available. Salad, nope, that you have special order and pay for separately. The first pizza buffet I’ve ever been to that didn’t have a salad bar included in the price of the buffet. The pasta was dried up from sitting on the bar too long and none of it was refilled the entire time we were there.

    That was my first – and my last – visit to the Pizza Hut lunch buffet.