Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Avon Pizza Hut Ad – Feb. 3, 1963

Here's an interesting ad from the Feb 3, 1963 edition of The Journal for Pizza Hut.

No, not that Pizza Hut – the one with more than 6,000 outlets in the U.S., and more than 5,000 in other countries. This is for an Avon pizzeria that just happened to have the same name.

(I blogged about this particular pizzeria before waaaay back here in 2009. I still don't know what their pizza's "big secret" is!)

A few years after the above ad appeared, the business was being called The Pizza Hut in its ads. Maybe the slight name change bought them a little time to coexist with the real Pizza Hut, which was invading Lorain County in the late 1960s. (You might remember that Sheffield Lake's Pizza Hut was the first in the area. Alas, it's gone now.)

Here's the former Avon Pizza Hut's former 37399 French Creek Road address today (below). It was a bar the last time I drove by there.

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