Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pizza companies getting ready for SuperBowl cheese off

Whether you are into sports or not , this is a interesting story of the biggest pizza event of the year and face off with Pizza Hut, DOminos and Papa John's

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Pizza Hut, which moved its headquarters from Addison to Plano last week, expects to receive 1.3 million orders for at least 2 million pies, spokesman Chris Fuller said Thursday. That would be a gain of nearly 20 percent over last year’s Super Bowl estimate of 1.7 million Pizza Hut pizzas. Last Super Bowl, the chain had about 6,200 U.S. restaurants (not counting counter-style outlets in malls and airports). It has a similar number now, which averages out to about 300 pies per store.

Meanwhile, Papa John’s, one of Pizza Hut’s main rivals and the nation’s No. 3 chain, expects to sell 1 million pizzas in the U.S., according to John Schnatter, founder, chairman and co-chief executive of Louisville-based Papa John’s International Inc. That’s up from 900,000 pizzas sold last Super Bowl -- the biggest sales day in company history. With about 2,800 U.S. outlets both years, including about 50 in Dallas Fort Worth, that works out to about 340 pizzas per outlet.


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