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Pizza Hut to Pasta Hut eh?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:53 pm
by resident paul
Wot's this changing it's name to Pasta Hut.
Political correctness gone barking made may I say so.

Read the artical about it & still found it stupid.

Here's a link

http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp- ... id=9956002

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:56 pm
by jdanddiet
they are obviously struggling a bit so going for a "healthy" change!

I happen to like their greasy brand of pizza, great after a few beers!!

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:15 pm
by Matt_B
I'm shocked. Their pasta has always been terrible. I guess the pizzas aren't the most healthy things ever invented, but I can usually get around sixteen slices down on an empty stomach.

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:26 pm
by Xesh
The funny thing is that pasta will make you fat just as easily if you're a couch potato. When you think about it pizza is just cheese on toast with some extra bits. :wink: :lol:

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:51 am
by Dudley
The lesson here is that no matter how obvious your publicity stunt is, someone will fall for it.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:10 am
by woody.cool
I've seen the adverts all this week so far. Looks like this is a serious attempt by Pizza Hut/Pasta Hut!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:01 am
by stejay
Publicity stunt to promote it's pasta. It is only temporary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_Hut# ... _change.22

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:06 am
by woody.cool
wikipedia wrote:On October 6, 2008 Pizza Hut UK revealed that it was going to temporarily re-brand 30 of it's stores 'Pasta Hut' as part of an £18million move to attract new customers and to move more upmarket
OMG! :shock:

Just another marketing ploy to get our custom. Are Pizza Hut doing that badly that they need to resort to this!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:49 pm
by rtrgrl78
woody.cool wrote:
wikipedia wrote:On October 6, 2008 Pizza Hut UK revealed that it was going to temporarily re-brand 30 of it's stores 'Pasta Hut' as part of an £18million move to attract new customers and to move more upmarket
OMG! :shock:

Just another marketing ploy to get our custom. Are Pizza Hut doing that badly that they need to resort to this!
I know :shock:

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:55 pm
by FatTrucker
More like Pasta Saucer though. Anyone used a Pizza Hut Pasta and Salad bar??. They give you a bowl that frankly wouldn't cover my balls if my trousers fell down.

You then have to pile the stuff high to get your moneys worth, meaning you have to make your way back to the table like a performing seal balancing a ball, which in turn means people look at you, which then allows them to see your plate piled high with pasta and salad making you look like a greedy c**t, at which point you want to proclaim loudly, 'I'M NOT GREEDY, ITS A LITTLE BOWL! '

Pasta Hut?, my sweaty ar*e crack!. :roll:

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:35 pm
by CraigGrannell
FatTrucker wrote:Pasta Hut?, my sweaty ar*e crack!
That was their second choice for the temporary rebrand, in order to communicate to potential diners the true taste of their products.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:58 pm
by Dudley
stejay wrote:Publicity stunt to promote it's pasta. It is only temporary.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_Hut# ... _change.22
Exactly, a decent proportion of the stores don't even sell Pasta (the express ones) so it couldn't be universal.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:08 pm
by sleeper77
An experiment to see if a snobbish name gets more customers. £18 million for that name change? Doesn't look as if they are affected by the credit crunch are they. Maybe they could lend the Government a couple of mill to save some of the banks from the current financial turmoil.

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:18 pm
by Sureshot
FatTrucker wrote:More like Pasta Saucer though. Anyone used a Pizza Hut Pasta and Salad bar??. They give you a bowl that frankly wouldn't cover my balls if my trousers fell down.

You then have to pile the stuff high to get your moneys worth, meaning you have to make your way back to the table like a performing seal balancing a ball, which in turn means people look at you, which then allows them to see your plate piled high with pasta and salad making you look like a greedy c**t, at which point you want to proclaim loudly, 'I'M NOT GREEDY, ITS A LITTLE BOWL! '

Pasta Hut?, my sweaty ar*e crack!. :roll:
http://sirhoe.blogspot.com/2006/02/how- ... salad.html

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:35 pm
by Katzkatz
This is like the Jif to Cif thingy a few years ago, and most famously Marathon to Snickers! :D