The return of the Big Dipper™ kicks off a series of fan-favorite comebacks from the Hut
PLANO, Texas, March 11, 2020 — As the Original Pizza Company, Pizza Hut knows a thing or two about delivering bold, one-of-a-kind pizzas that fans can only get from the Hut. In celebration of decades of culinary feats, and with a renewed focus on abundant, classic pizza creations in 2020, an original Pizza Hut masterpiece is returning to menus nationwide. Now for a limited time, the Big Dipper™ Pizza is back.
Less is more? Not when it comes to pizza. The Big Dipper serves up 24 pieces of cheesy goodness alongside four epic dipping sauces (two marinara, one ranch and one honey BBQ, to be exact) – a huge value for just $12.99. At nearly two feet, you’re gonna need a bigger table. The Big Dipper is available in cheese or pepperoni (or half cheese, half pepperoni), offering a lot of something for everyone.
The return of the Big Dipper marks the first of several Only from Pizza Hut classics – as well as all-new pizzas– expected to grace Pizza Hut menus this year. Fans can look forward to more limited-time comebacks of the most famous hot from the Hut favorites throughout the year, as well as an even greater focus on making everyday menu pizzas better than ever.
“The Big Dipper is a Pizza Hut fan favorite. With 24 pieces of pizza and four dipping sauces, it’s a craveable pizza packed with flavor and fun,” said David Graves, chief brand officer, Pizza Hut. “Pizza Hut was built on providing the best tasting and most innovative pizzas in the industry. The Big Dipper is no exception. It’s a Pizza Hut classic, reimagined to deliver an unbeatable taste that customers can only get from Pizza Hut.”
The Big Dipper can be delivered straight to your door and is here just in time for March Madness® watch parties nationwide. As Pizza Hut is the Official Pizza Partner of the NCAA®, your game time pizza for the entire squad is in good hands, ready to be delivered hot and fast. And when we say the Big Dipper is BIG—and the perfect pizza for your March Madness watch parties—we have the math to prove it:
- It takes just over 3 ½ Big Dipper Pizzas to stand 6’9″ – the average height of an NCAA Basketball® Student Athlete
- You only need a little over 5 Big Dipper Pizzas to equal the height of NCAA regulation basketball hoops
- Going for three? The hoop is only about 11 Big Dipper Pizzas from the three-point line!
Pizza Hut will be on-site in Atlanta during the Final Four® to fuel fans closer to the action. Throughout the tournament, Pizza Hut will hit the streets of Atlanta via the Pizza Hut delivery fleet to hand out over 8,000 slices of free pizza. Look out for the fleet at iconic Atlanta spots including Krog Street Market, the College Football Hall of Fame, Vine City Station and more. Fans can also stop by the Pizza Hut™ Fan Zone at the Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One for even more ‘za and the chance to win one-of-a-kind prizes.
The Big Dipper is available now for a limited time for delivery, carryout or dine-in at Pizza Hut locations across the country, starting at just $12.99. Product availability, prices, participation, delivery areas and charges and minimum purchase required for delivery may vary. Delivery charge is not a driver tip. Order now before it dips out!
About Pizza Hut®
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates over 18,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries.
With easy order options including the Pizza Hut app, mobile site, and Amazon and Google devices, Pizza Hut is committed to providing an easy pizza experience – from order to delivery – and has Hut Rewards, the Pizza Hut loyalty program that offers points for every dollar spent on food any way you order.
Pizza Hut is also the proprietor of The Literacy Project, an initiative designed to enable access, empower teachers and inspire a lifelong love of reading. The program is rooted in the foundation set by the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which is the longest-running corporate supported literacy program, impacting more than 14 million students each year. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Pizza Hut is the Official and Only Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and NCAA®.
About the NCAA®
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes.
Brett LeVecchio, Pizza Hut
972.338.6730 / Brett.LeVecchio@yum.com