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2006/08/30 16:53:59 (permalink)

Pizza Hut restaurants

The post about Shakey's made me think about Pizza Hut--the way it was before they had to compete with Domino's.

Our town's Pizza Hut was one of the only restaurants in town...it had a juke box and it seemed like everyone in town was there on Friday or Saturday nights. Juke box, a few basic video games, beer in pitchers. I miss those days.

The Pizza Hut locations now seem to be strictly fast-food like carry out places....I wonder if any of the "old" sit down places still exist.
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    ann peeples
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/30 17:27:58 (permalink)
    Yes-there is a sit down Pizza Hut where i live just outside of Milwaukee...still the same old thing-juke box, pitchers of beer, etc.Truly a throwback from the old days.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 08:38:07 (permalink)
    There are a few sit down Pizza Huts left in Cincinnati - but a small fraction of what there once were
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 09:54:58 (permalink)
    Most Huts around here are sit down, pitchers of brew, etc. Only thing is the pies bite the big one. If they could only go back in time on the way they made them.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 11:20:24 (permalink)
    Do Pizza Huts still have their lunch buffet? I always thought that was a pretty good deal but our Pizza Hut that had bar service closed years ago and is now paired with Taco Bell.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 16:38:22 (permalink)
    The only Pizza Hut in the town I live in is a carry out / delivery. There used to be one here that was a sit down, and every now and then it was fun to go there and get a pizza and a pitcher of beer and relax. And yah, the buffet was a pretty good deal.
    We have no mom and pop pizza places here in Versailles, so you get to pick from Papa John's, Pizza Hut, or Little Caesars. Woo Hoo!!

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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 16:54:17 (permalink)
    I drive by a Pizza Hut, once in a while, that says Italian Bistro over the name Pizza Hut. What is that all about?
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 17:10:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greymo

    I drive by a Pizza Hut, once in a while, that says Italian Bistro over the name Pizza Hut. What is that all about?

    Just trying to give the saying "Italian Bistro" a bad name I guess.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 19:39:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    There are a few sit down Pizza Huts left in Cincinnati - but a small fraction of what there once were

    This thread should be move to the FFF Forum asap, though, so it's existence doesn't disturb any Roadfood purists.


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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 19:58:06 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Adjudicator

    quote:
    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    There are a few sit down Pizza Huts left in Cincinnati - but a small fraction of what there once were

    This thread should be move to the FFF Forum asap, though, so it's existence doesn't disturb any Roadfood purists.


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    What is your problem? A valid statement was made by Jackson.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 20:01:37 (permalink)
    ..adjudicator doesn't have a problem..
    he's jest tired
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 20:08:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by xannie_01

    ..adjudicator doesn't have a problem..
    he's jest tired



    Guess you are right.............Guess that I am tired of some of the arrogant attitudes shown here............oh well guess all the good guys should get together and party!
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/08/31 22:57:49 (permalink)
    I think them yawns where a hidden symbol of Adjudicator knowing the thread was posted in the wrong zone. Instead of making noise, he made a visual gesture. I hear them animated visuals screaming "YUP".
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/11/06 22:15:50 (permalink)
    I have noticed that the local Pizza Hut's (Fort Wayne) are much better then other parts of the country. They are all ran by the same fella, Richard Freelandand, he just seems to manage them better.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2006/11/06 22:54:22 (permalink)
    frogger, I really got in-depth about the Pizza Hut dine-in just a few threads down. Check it out.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/14 00:01:58 (permalink)
    i use togo to a pizzahut in hanover pa that had a little bar attached to it called "THE GROG SHOP" has anyone been to any of these?
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/15 06:11:43 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    I've been lucky to never have a bad Pizza Hut experience.
    The ones in Harrisonburg, Va., still have juke box, good
    sit-down service, a buffet bar, and now have added T.V.'s,
    (but no sound, which is strange.)
    And the quality of the pizza I order has remained consistent
    and good.
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/15 10:42:23 (permalink)

    We still have a 'sit-down' Pitcher and Pie place near the college I work at. It has been remodeled a couple of times and now has a drive-thru as well as a larger 'take-out' area...but the buffet lunch and the booths and tables are still a large area in the overall scheme of things. Pizza Hut appears to be trying to cover 'all bases' as we also have seen some U-Bake Pizza Hut places. So, Raw, take-out, eat in car, or eat in store all seem to be part of the overall sales goal.

    I haven't been in one for years, so I can't speak about the recent quality of the food.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/15 11:42:43 (permalink)

    I worked my teenage years at the Pizza Hut on the strip in Branson, MO in the late 70's and early 80's. Back then, it was the only Pizza Hut in town.. Our competition was Pizza Inn and one other place, but I can't remember the name right now.

    Anyway, if the walls of that place could talk....boy, oh boy. It was supposedly the second busiest Pizza Hut in the nation at that time (sales wise) and had all the comedy and drama one could imagine.

    I always said a movie should have been made about that place, but the film probably would have been dubbed as too "Far fetched" to be believable!

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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/17 16:28:31 (permalink)
    There are still sit-down Pizza Hut restaraunts out here on the West Coast. I used to work in one when I was younger as a cook, if you can call it that - I prepared the pizzas to formula and only waited tables/deliviered in a pinch.

    The foor was so-so, always liked the cheese-stuffed crust best of all.

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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/17 21:37:31 (permalink)
    there are sit-down pizza huts all over western washington that still serve beer and usually have a very good salad bar, but calling them italian bistros is quite a stretch.... some of them serve pasta, which can be very hit-or-miss depending on how they decided to prepare the sauce that morning..

    we do still have 2 original shakey's restaurants that opened in the 1970's and have never closed, they have been remodeled inside but eveything else is still the same as it was bak then.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/18 12:05:10 (permalink)
    There are two Pizza Huts in my area.One in Schertz and one in Universal City.You can eat in both places,as well as get it to go or have it delivered. Both Pizza Huts also have the lunch buffet and get people from RandolphAFB in for lunch.When we had Pizza Inn,they used to go there too.
    They are remodeling the outside of the UC Pizza Hut,don't know when they will do the Schertz one which has been here since the 1970s,and the Universal City one has been here a long time too.
    In the Olympia Forum shopping center,they are putting in a MeezaPita,which I guess is mediterain food.
    But yes,Pizza Hut is alive and well here in the San Antonio area.
    We just got a Fox's Den Pizza in Cibolo ,not open just yet,and on loop 1604 and USHWy 281 a Boston's Pizza.Do you know anything about Boston's?
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/18 16:38:11 (permalink)

    Our Pizza Hut has been here in Chipley since 1980 (the first "fast-food" outlet
    that arrived) in three different configurations: originally, it was in the brand
    new shopping center that opened & it had an "intimate" look & feel to it, being
    that it was in a small space; a few years later, it moved across the street with
    the now-familiar building; and around 2000, the whole thing was razed & replaced
    with a more modern looking building; same for its counterpart 9 miles west on I-10.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/06/18 17:27:19 (permalink)
    Within 25 miles of us, we have 2 of the "Italian Bistro" pizza huts, I read that there were about 50 in the whole country and that they were an experiment. My daughter in law took her youngest there last weekend while the rest of us were off at a basketball tournament. The small one had never been in a Pizza Hut and had been begging to go (She had been listening to the other kids at her pre-school.)

    I asked how it differed from a regular Pizza Hut and was told that it was the same as any other sit down Pizza Hut except for a more extensive menu. Otherwise, it was the "clueless service" by a well meaning teen and the same old pizza. Have any of you been to an "Italian Bistro" Pizza Hut and what did you think?
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/07/27 09:39:00 (permalink)
    The Italian Bistro is intended to be a step above the regular Pizza Huts, more along the lines of an Olive Garden. The menu is greatly expanded, as is the service (or, at least, it should be if the manager follows the company's guidelines). I have never been to one, but I know some people who have, and they were extremely pleased. As with any restaurant though, it all depends on how much the manager cares about quality. I was shown one of their menu's, and I must say it sounds good. (I am planning to make a trip to see how well they have maintained quality since they first opened.)

    Also, there are still many sit down Pizza Huts across the country. (In our area there are no strictly delivery/take-out PH's.) The company simply answered a need for greater demands on delivery orders in certain areas, unfornutely that has caused them to close some of the sit down restaurants.

    (Please forgive my bad spelling, I normally use a spell check.)
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/07/27 13:45:59 (permalink)
    All I can say about PH or Shakey's is Yuck
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/07/27 20:17:37 (permalink)
    Whatever the hell one does don't try the calzones. They are pushing that crap in my area again. I'd rather eat a cold can of soup than that hunk of tasteless dough.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/07/28 02:12:28 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by UncleVic

    Most Huts around here are sit down, pitchers of brew, etc. Only thing is the pies bite the big one. If they could only go back in time on the way they made them.



    we have 1 in greencastle, 1 in waynesboro like they should be the oldstyle ... but since they changed to compete with papa johns its crap pizza WTF did they do to the sauce nasty....and i think the gettysburg pa one is still the same have to ask my kin down thier...i doubt if they would know when they changed the pizza .....none of us eat thier anymore.....
    had alot of good-times(i loved that show) in the old version.... but everything is changing im thinking of selling all and moving to alaska...just a dream....the last frontier.....that would be sweet.
    till then i'll just sit and sip my kentucky bourbon...
    nuff said
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/07/28 02:13:21 (permalink)
    The Pizza Hut here in Kaukauna Wisconsin is much the same as it has been from when it opened I think in the early 70's if my parents are correct. Their stuff is pretty good and they make a lot of their buisness with the noon buffet. However there is a real Italian place just a few blocks up the street that is way better than Pizza Hut.
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    RE: Pizza Hut restaurants 2007/07/28 19:20:13 (permalink)
    I don't think there are any Pizza Huts, sit down or carry-out, in Baltimore City.

    In suburbs we have both. Many different people have told me the ones in Bel Air, Havre de Grace, Westminster and Taneytown are really bad.

    When I was a kid, my family loved pizza hut's pan pizza, but I bet none of us have went to pizza hut in ten or fifteen years.
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