The $5 pizza war officially just gained another entrant -- and it's not a pie-slinger to be taken lightly.
Pizza Hut just launched its $5 Flavor Menu, right in time to destroy your New Year's resolution and waistline. But of course, not your budget! The deal page includes a smattering of items from across the Pizza Hut spectrum, including pizzas, desserts, and drinks. The full menu includes:
- Medium 1-topping pizza
- 8 breaded bone-out Wingstreet® wings
- Tuscani pasta
- Hershey's® triple chocolate brownie
- The ultimate Hershey's® chocolate chip cookie
- Double order of breadsticks or flavor sticks
- Four 20 oz Pepsi beverages
Now, as with all things cheap, there's a catch: you've gotta buy at least two things off the menu, meaning you'll have to drop $10. But 10 bones ain't that bad when you consider a medium pizza can feed an adult -- maybe even two! But not two if you're a hog. I am a hog.
Thrillist reached out to Pizza Hut's parent compnay, Yum! Brands, to find out if the $5 Flavor Menu is a temporary promotion, or a permanent addition to Pizza Hut's carb-heavy offerings. The $5 Flavor Menu comes into direct competition with Domino's successful $5.99 menu, and Little Caesars $5 Hot-N-Ready menu. Now all the big pizza chains are after your meager pizza budget except Papa John's. It seems only a matter of time.
But at least in this war, everyone gets cheap pizza, and not killed. Human history would be vastly better if wars simply involved lowering pizza prices.
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Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. He's never eaten at Fig & Olive. But he does enjoy figs and olives. Sometimes even together. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.