Pizza Hut to Hand Out 5,500 Free Slices for NFL Kickoff

by Christopher Freeburn | September 6, 2013 11:27 am

Pizza Hut to Hand Out 5,500 Free Slices for NFL Kickoff

1000px Pizza Hut logo 300x300 Pizza Hut to Hand Out 5,500 Free Slices for NFL Kickoff[1]People who love pizza with their football will get a chance to launch the new National League Football (NFL) season with free pizza in New York City this weekend[2].

The promotion is being offered by Yum Brands (YUM[3]) Pizza Hut in partnership with News Corp.‘s (NWSA[4]) Fox NFL Sunday. As many as 5,500 free pizza slices will be dispensed from Pizza Hut’s 53-foot Mobile Kitchen in the Big Apple’s Time Square, Restaurant News notes.

Twitter users who include the hash tag “#WorldsGreatestPizzaParty” will also be eligible for free pizza from Pizza Hut.

While Pizza Hut is a sponsor for Fox’s NFL pre-game show and has a marketing alliance with the NFL Network, the NFL’s official pizza sponsor is Papa John’s Pizza (PZZA[5]). The Times Square event is designed to counter NFL player-stuffed commercials from Papa John’s, which is also giving away free pizza to mark the season’s kickoff[6].

Pizza Hut is celebrating its 55th anniversary this yea[7]r.

Shares of Yum Brands rose modestly in Friday morning trading.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/1000px-Pizza_Hut_logo.png
  2. with free pizza in New York City this weekend: http://nrn.com/quick-service/pizza-hut-plans-times-square-pizza-party-nfl-kickoff
  3. YUM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=YUM
  4. NWSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NWSA
  5. PZZA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PZZA
  6. also giving away free pizza to mark the season’s kickoff: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/papa-johns-to-kick-off-nfl-season-with-pizza-giveaway/
  7. celebrating its 55th anniversary this yea: http://investorplace.com/2013/06/pizza-hut-celebrates-55th-birthday-with-historic-deal/

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