Putting Pizza First: Pizza Hut(R) Puts the Fate of the $10 Any Pizza Deal in the Hands of American Voters

Pizza Fans Called to Vote 'YES' at Facebook.com/PizzaHut

DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- As state primaries heat up across the country and the American public grapples with today's issues, Pizza Hut is reaching out to voters with another monumental task -- saving the $10 Any Pizza deal. Pizza Hut announced today that its famous $10 Any Pizza deal is on the ballot in 2010. Supporters can participate by visiting Facebook.com/PizzaHut today through June 10 and voting 'YES' to keep the $10 Any Pizza deal.

In keeping with the American democratic process, the outcome of this important pizza poll will be decided by majority vote.

"We started a pizza revolution when we introduced the $10 Any Pizza deal," said Brian Niccol, Pizza Hut Chief Marketing Officer. "Now it's up to the people to put pizza first and vote 'YES' to keep the $10 Any Pizza deal on the menu at Pizza Hut."

To help push this issue to the top of the political agenda, Pizza Hut Tweetologist Alexa Robinson will serve as campaign manager for the $10 Any Pizza deal and visit communities across the country canvassing for votes.

"Voting is one of the most basic American rights and pizza fans should have the ability to exercise this right as well," Robinson said. "There are many issues being decided at the polls this year, but the future of the $10 Any Pizza deal is at the top of our list. I'll visit Pizza Hut restaurants, national landmarks and political hot spots to gather support for the $10 Any Pizza deal. Join us in putting pizza first in 2010."

$10 Any Pizza deal advocates can follow Alexa on Twitter (twitter.com/pizzahut) and track her progress on Foursquare (foursquare.com/user/pizzahut) for exclusive updates. The "Keep the $10 Any Pizza Deal" campaign tour kicks off today in New York City with scheduled stops in the following cities:

New York City May 11

Philadelphia May 12-14

Little Rock May 17-18

Richmond, Va. June 1-2

Los Angeles June 3-5

San Diego June 7-8

About the Pizza Hut Tweetologist

Pizza Hut invented the first-ever Twinternship in April 2009 with a call for college students to apply for an internship chronicling the company on Twitter, the micro-blogging platform that challenges users to think in 140 characters or less. Alexa Robinson was the company's inaugural Twintern and is now the full time Tweetologist at Pizza Hut.

About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut, America's Favorite Pizza, delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2009 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 50 years ago in Wichita, Kansas and today operates nearly 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. ( YUM).

SOURCE Pizza Hut

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