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Pizza Hut Will Allegedly Remove 19 Items From the Menu Soon

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Pizza Hut fans are all too familiar with menu cuts. The chain is frequently tweaking its menu, bringing back a fan favorite one year and then retiring it the next. But rumors are swirling of a much more substantial menu trim coming in the near future.

A Pizza Hut employee took to Reddit last week to share that as many as 19 items are allegedly leaving the menu, noting that they'd learned of the cuts from their local branch's Area Coach, who had been in contact with Pizza Hut corporate representatives. The menu overhaul seems to be intended for restaurants nationwide, though details about which products will be cut are still unknown. 

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More recent removals include popular items and ingredients like P-zones, Garlic Knots, spinach, and teriyaki. Customers and fans responding to the Reddit post were particularly nostalgic for Pizza Hut's Garlic Knots, which are currently missing in action following a brief return to menus in 2019. 

Members of the subreddit were divided on which items were most likely to be cut. Some speculated that side dishes would be targeted—items like french fries and mozzarella sticks. On the other hand, suggested others, certain, underperforming entrées might get the axe, such as Pizza Hut's sandwich menu or its meaty marinara pasta dish

On the other side of the ledger, Pizza Hut is still less than a year into its "Newstalgia" marketing campaign, the goal of which is to bring back a number of popular, retired '90s menu items. Recent "Newstalgia" callbacks include The Edge pizza and, most recently, Detroit Style Pizza

So, while menu cuts may be on the horizon, Pizza Hut fans can also look forward to the return of a lineup of old favorites.

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Owen Duff
Owen Duff is a freelance journalist based in Vermont, home of Ben & Jerry’s. Read more