Pizza Hut delivering twist on campfire classic just in time for the kickoff of summer with exclusive new Hershey’s dessert available in stores May 23.
PLANO, TEXAS (May 23, 2016) – Pizza Hut, the pizza restaurant company that serves and delivers more pizzas and desserts than any other pizza company in the world, is making it easier than ever to savor the traditional campfire s’mores flavor, thanks to the new Hershey’s Toasted S’mores Cookie, delivered directly to your door.
Available for a limited time beginning May 23, the Hershey’s Toasted S’mores Cookie combines the familiar flavors of a classic campfire treat – s’mores – without leaving the comforts of home. The new cookie features the Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie topped with toasted mini marshmallows, chunks of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar and graham cracker pieces, all for just $6.99.
“The new Hershey’s Toasted S’mores Cookie builds on our history of innovative, delicious desserts, and brings familiar flavors together into one quality dessert that everyone will gather around the table – or campfire – to enjoy,” said Jared Drinkwater, vice president of marketing, Pizza Hut.
The eight-inch Hershey’s Toasted S’mores Cookie is the latest exclusive dessert offering in partnership with Hershey’s. Other Hershey’s desserts available only at Pizza Hut include the Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie and Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie.
“Hershey’s chocolate is synonymous with s’mores and summer, making this new dessert, from Pizza Hut, a perfect twist on the summer classic. The new Hershey’s Toasted S’mores Cookie builds puts an innovative twist on the classic summer s’mores dessert,” says Herb Ring, director foodservice, The Hershey Company.
The Hershey’s Toasted S’mores Cookie is the perfect dessert to follow any combination of items from the Pizza Hut $5 Flavor Menu. The nationally-available value-focused menu, which Pizza Hut introduced earlier this year, features nine delicious items, including stuffed garlic knots, a medium one-topping pizza, eight bone-out WingStreet® Wings, the Ultimate Hershey’s Chocolate Chip Cookie, Hershey’s Triple Chocolate Brownie, Tuscani Pasta, a double order of breadsticks or flavor sticks and four 20-oz. beverages, for just $5 each when ordering two or more.
As the first national pizza chain to remove artificial flavors and colors from its core pizzas, Pizza Hut also has the world’s busiest website in the pizza category at www.PizzaHut.com, with nearly 50 percent of the company’s orders coming through digital channels and more than 30 percent via mobile device.
The Hershey’s Toasted S’mores Cookie will be available for a limited time beginning May 23 for dine-in, carryout or delivery at participating Pizza Hut locations around the country. For more information, visit blog.pizzahut.com or to order now, visit www.pizzahut.com.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The company began 58 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria.
What started out small has become the biggest pizza company in the world and today operates more than 15,600 restaurants in more than 97 countries serving innovative pizzas, traditional favorites like the signature Pan Pizza, and much more. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children’s literacy program used in more than 630,000 classrooms nationwide. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Follow Pizza Hut on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PizzaHut), Twitter (www.twitter.com/pizzahut) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/pizzahut).
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 21,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.
At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through ‘Nourishing Minds,’ a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020.
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