From Pizza Hut to Pasta Hut

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by PowerFullMac, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Yes, its called Pasta Hut now, and they are changing their marketing and product to selling "traditional" food.

    Official site link
     
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  4. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    I couldn't find any info on it that didn't pertain to the UK.
     
  5. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Some of those look tasty. I wish they'd expand their pasta offerings in the US.

    The Pasta Hut name change is purely a marketing gimmick.

    If they start spending money on that kind of changeover in this economy, they would be worse accountants than they are pizza makers. That seems highly improbable.
     
  6. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that really shock's me. Do anyone know if it will be world-wide?
     
  7. iShater macrumors 604

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    Whew!
     
  8. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    The Bacon Macaroni & Cheese scares me.
    Pizza Hut really is the bottom of the barrel in mind mind, as far as pizza is concerned. In my area it is also among the most expensive.
     
  9. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    I think instead of expanding to other products, they should have tried to improve the the taste of the current ones.

    Now, I have more reasons to stay clear of the Hut.
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I'd almost think they use people who can't taste or smell for their studies to see if they can make even cheaper food without the customer noticing.

    Can't wait until they start making it with something like ketchup and cheeze wiz.
     
  11. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    What they're using now probably isn't much different.
     
  12. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. If I have to do chain pizza, I'm a Round Table fan.

    I didn't see that on the UK site the OP linked to. I know it's a US offering. The UK pastas look like food. :eek:
     
  13. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    Never heard of that. Must not be in my area. Luckily I have a non-chain place in the shopping center next to my apartment.


    You're right. Those look much better than the US offerings. I guess I just wanted the excuse to say "bacon macaroni & cheese."
     
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    I used to love Pizza Hut (the big New Yorker pizza was awesome) but within the last couple of years their quality has really been slipping and you have to pay more for even less food.
     
  16. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    I was all about the New Yorker when I was younger. I haven't had pizza hut in ages, I don't even know if they still have the thing, but if they do I can imagine I wouldn't enjoy it as much.
     
  17. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Their pizza is crap, but it's no worse than their awful pasta.

    I'll continue to avoid them.
     
  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if in a few months time they announce they're changing the name back in a blaze of publicity because it's 'what all our loyal customers want'. They wouldn't be the first to do this. ;)
     
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Great, now they can do for pasta what they've done for pizza. AT least what I've heard as I would sooner die than eat in a chain pizza place. NY pizza FTW!
     
  20. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    I was curious to here from someone who tried their pasta. I expected it would be bad. I find it hard to believe that terrible commercial where they claim to deceive a restaurant full of people with it.
     
  21. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Well, it is still better than dehydrated pasta in a cardboard box ... marginally.

    Because you aren't required to add water or reheat this pasta or add water, but you pay extra for this service.
     
  22. yrsonicdeath macrumors 6502

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    A lot extra. Pasta from a box is dirt cheap.
     
  23. echeck macrumors 68000

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    I can't stand their pizza (we're a Papa Murphy's house), but I've had their chicken alfredo and it wasn't bad. Of course it's pretty hard to screw up chicken alfredo. ;)

    You just have to realize you're not going to get $30/plate quality when you're getting a tub of pasta and breadsticks for 12 bucks.

    If you wanna be picky then go to a real restaurant, but if you want decent pasta for the price then I don't think it's too bad.
     
  24. elppa macrumors 68040

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    The Results so Far…

    Although probably not the results the marketing team were looking for, with the “No” bar covering up the heading:

    :D
     

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  25. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    hmm this coud be interesting i haven't had pizza hut in years...
     

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