Pizza Hut Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Sixteen Songs Forever Ruined By Their Commercial Parodies

    Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    10 Fast Food Valentine's Day Specials for St. Louis Lovers

    For many couples, Valentine's Day means a fancy dinner out complete with flowers, chocolate and sparkling wine. But with Valentine's Day profits expected to reach $18.6 billion this year, fast-food restaurants are looking to get in on the holiday craze. Why have an expensive steak dinner when you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Pizza Hut Giving Away "Last Minute Lovers" Packages -- Eau de Pizza Hut Perfume Included!

    In December Gut Check wrote an unrequited love letter to Pizza Hut Canada after hearing it had given away 110 bottles of a very rare perfume called Eau de Pizza Hut. The 'za chain described the scent as featuring "top notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough." But alas, Gut Check wasn't one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Pizza Hut's Super Bowl-Hyped Innovation Is...Sliders?

    The wait is over. Sunday night during the Super Bowl, Pizza Hut revealed its latest, earth-shattering innovation: Pizza sliders. Last week Gut Check stalked spoke with Pizza Hut spokesman Doug Terfehr, hoping to get the scoop on the chain's new pizza permutation. Having managed only to tease a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Pizza Hut Gives Gut Check 3 Clues About "Pizza Innovation" to Be Unveiled During Super Bowl

    On Super Bowl Sunday, Pizza Hut will debut a new commercial featuring fan-submitted videos for the "Hut! Hut! Hut!" commercial contest. The company will also be waiting for someone on the field to actually say the magic word -- because once a Super Bowl participant says "hut," Pizza Hut will unveil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Pizza Hut Canada Gifts 110 Bottles of Eau de Pizza Hut Perfume To Fans (But Not Gut Check)

    Gut Check doesn't ask for much. Consider us the winter holiday party hosts who write "No gifts please. Cards welcome!" on invitations. That was before, though. Before we knew the thrill, the ecstasy, that stirred when we heard Pizza Hut has produced a new perfume with "top notes of freshly baked, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Review Preview: Kim Cheese, Potbelly Sandwich Shop

    This week, I visit two new restaurants along the Olive Boulevard corridor in west county: Kim Cheese (13435 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-485-1408) and the first area location of Potbelly Sandwich Shop (11615 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-991-6800).

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    15 Presidential Debate Dinner Ideas Inspired By Obama and Romney Campaign Spending

    Last week Politico broke down information from a recent review of Federal Election Commission reports detailing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's campaign spending. It contains everything from office supplies and gas expenses to which hotels and restaurants the respective campaigns patronize most often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Rodney King and The Psychotic World We Live In

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Stuff It: Gut Check Makes Stuffed Crust Pizza Monsters, Nasty Food Gang Bang Ensues

    Gut Check is suffering from Pizza-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the last month we've seen Pizza Hut UK introduce a hot dog stuffed crust pizza and Pizza Hut Middle East roll out a cheeseburger-stuffed-crust pizza and a chicken-filet-stuffed-crust pizza. We reported that Pizza Hut US re-released its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Cheesy Bites Pizza, Cheeseburger Stuffed Crust Pizza and Other Pizza Hut Horrors

    It has been an eventful few weeks for pizza gimmicks. First, Gut Check reported that Pizza Hut UK had introduced a hot dog stuffed crust pizza. This week, two pizza-related events have clocked on our radar: cheesy bites pizza at Pizza Hut US (USA! USA! USA!) and Pizza Hut Middle East debuting cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Pizza Hut UK Rolls Out Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza

    Gimmicky fast food chain foodstuffs are usually mildly horrifying, so much so that we at Gut Check are often desensitized (read: curious but unfazed) by their absurdity. Then, every once in awhile, a fast food Frankenstein comes along that's too unholy not to marvel at. This week, when Gut Check l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Stephen Colbert's Ode to Tater Tots, "Food"

    ​On last night's episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert presented another in his always entertaining "Thought for Food" series.This time, he begins with the news that the USDA is looking to restrict the amount of potatoes served in school lunches, which prompts an inspiring ode to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Das Racist At The Firebird, 10/16/11: Review And Setlist

    Das Racist loves white people.​Das Racist | Danny Brown | Despot The Firebird October 16, 2011 The Cardinals are going to the World Series! There's dancing in the streets of St. Louis! Or so I would imagine. I don't know for sure, because I'm in the Firebird, where Das Racist is two songs in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    RIP Doritos Inventor Arch West Eight Discontinued Doritos Flavors

    As Ian reported yesterday, Arch West, the 97-year-old Texan who blessed the world with Doritos in 1966, passed away last week. His family plans to sprinkle Doritos into his final resting place. While we wish no disrespect to West or his mourning family, we hope they won't be burying these beloved, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Dine Out at These Local Restaurants -- Help Joplin [Updated]

    Sweet TomatoesSalad bar Sweet Tomatoes is just one local eatery donating to the Joplin tornado victims. ​Update: Another restaurant is the latest in the string of eateries to donate to the Joplin relief effort. This time, area Culver's (4140 Rusty Road, South St. Louis County; 314-845-0964 or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    The Week in Fast Food Crimes

    Wikimedia Commons​ Criminals really stepped up their game this week in their strikes against fast food establishments. Sure, there was probably the usual glut of typical crimes - robberies, assaults over a lack of nuggets, brawls. But a select few criminals got creative and put forth the extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    John Caton of Benton Park Cafe: Recipe for Classic Breakfast Pizza

    This is part three of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of John Caton of Benton Park Cafe. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Caton, is here. Chrissy Wilmes​Everyone has a favorite type of pizza. Whether it's thick crust or thin, red sauce or white, St. Louis style or New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Managers, Mind Your Baristas

    Wikimedia CommonsNo love with this latte.​ We know that being a barista isn't the easiest job in the world. There's an art to making espresso, just as there's an art to dealing with caffeine-starved rude masses. We feel for you. Really. That's why we heed your pet peeves, which are perfectly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: TGI Friday's to double # of restaurants worldwide: So basically the new Ultimate Stuffed Crust Pizza from Pizza Hut is a pizz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Pizza Hut Brings the Big Italy...But What Ever Became of BIGFOOT?

    ​Pizza Hut's pushing its giant new pizza, the Big Italy, via a Facebook campaign to give away 1,000 of the behemoths September 6-16. The nearly 24-inch slab of pizza retails for $12. But what ever became of BIGFOOT?

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    August 20, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Photo: The Travel Channel Anthony Bourdain​This week, Gut Check went all Hollywood with not one but two celebrity chefs making appearances on the blog. First up, an interview with Anthony Bourdain, who will stop in St. Louis October 1 for his latest book tour. Then Ian was on hand as Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Kacie Starr Triplett: Shocked to Learn What Intern Tells Her About Little Caesars

    Caesar: A lazy, lil' bastard, so says alderwoman.​St. Louis Alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) mailed out a "sharply worded" letter to pizza chain Little Caesars this week condemning the company's policy of throwing away food instead of donating it to charities. In a press release, Triplett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    The Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Robin Wheeler​This week, we all gathered around the garbage can (actually, the kitchen sink) and said goodbye to the last foul creation from Throwback of the House. Robin saved the best worst for last: jellied bouillon with frankfurters and hard-boiled eggs.What else did we do this week?The heart- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Study By Domino's Says Domino's is Better Pizza than Competitors of Domino's

    Domino's wants you to know that its pizza is better-tasting now. Really.​All jokes aside, Domino's Pizza issued the news this week -- just a few days before the Super Bowl, mind you -- that its pizza is the best when compared to fellow mega-chains Papa John's and Pizza Hut."We listened to our cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 1.19

    Kraft take-over of Cadbury approved. ( ​ Japan braces for cultural and economic impact of possible tuna export ban. ( cheesemaker returns to old methods. (The Oshkosh Northwestern)Walgreens investigates selling  prepared meals. (Business Week)In another outburst of f ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009
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    November 24, 2009

    On the Internet "Free" Is Just Another Word For "Can We Pick Your Pocket?"

    Photo by: samiksha / CC BY 2.0​Ever wonder what ''free" as in "free offer" really means? Of course, we all know that when you get an email with a free offer from some company you've never heard of it's very likely not actually free. That's a given. But what if the offer came f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Taco Bell Truck Coming to St. Louis July 8 through 14

    Those of us who have visited states such as Texas or California know the joy and wonder that is a taco truck. To the uninitiated, these are nomadic vehicles that roam around selling delicious Mexican food -- such as tacos. (Other members of the same portable-food family include the falafel truck, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Hungry? Drunk? Desperate? The Taco Bell Truck is Coming to Save the Day!

    Watch out: The Taco Bell Truck is invading our fair city from July 8 through 14. What's that, you say? Why, it's a truck driving around giving out free greasy food, that's what. It'll be hanging around the Lou giving out free tacos. Follow them on Twitter to find out where. MP3: Das Racist, "Combina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Those Pizza Hut Hidden-Camera Ads, Revealed!

    Via Eater, Funny or Die takes on those annoying Pizza Hut ads where diners/cooks are shocked to learn that they are eating Pizza Hut pasta. (I guess the captions are NSFW, if you worry about NSFW captions.) Pizza Hut in Italy - watch more funny videos

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    October 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.2

    Happy debate day. There is other news, however: Chinese candy tainted by melamine is found in Connecticut. Somehow fittingly, the candy is sold under the English name White Rabbit. (AP) Yum Brands, owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut (among others), will voluntarily add calorie information to me ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2008
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    April 29, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
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    March 25, 2008

    St. Louis Gets a Grand Central Station (Sort Of)

    On Friday nights or Saturday mornings in the wee small hours, you can usually find me down at the Amshack on 16th Street waiting for the late train from Chicago. Or, rather, waiting for one particular passenger to alight from said train. It's not an especially pleasant place to pass the time: It's c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    American Apparel: Tell Dov Charney How to Come and Where to Go!

    Every once in a while I get an e-mail I feel compelled to share. Like the one I've pasted in after the jump, sent to me from Amy Stallard, who works for American Apparel. As you'll see, the LA-based clothing manufacturer/retailer, which recently went public, is considering a move into the St. Louis ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2007

    The Ween Abides

    Ten reasons Ween's better than your favorite band.

  • News

    May 9, 2007

    High Times

    Smoking pot leads to a wicked case of the munchies? Who knew?

  • Dining

    April 4, 2007
  • News

    February 16, 2005

    Creation Science

    Unreal learns where dinos fit into the Bible, meets a plow-truck innovator and crunches numbers for St. Louis County. Plus: John Goodman makes an appearance in the Local Blog o' the Week!

  • Music

    April 30, 2003

    Ween's World

    In the postmodern style of the times, Ween has found its niche by having no niche at all

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    September 18, 2002


    Week of September 18, 2002

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002
  • Dining

    July 18, 2001

    Brimful of Rajas

    Despite the humble beginnings of its setting, Tandoori Hut is turning out flavorful, elegant meals

  • Dining

    June 27, 2001

    Side Dish

    New eats to report

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2001
  • Dining

    September 15, 1999


    Cardwell's Market gives fast food a run for the money -- and then some

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    April 28, 1999
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