Thursday, May 7, 2009

What IS the secret of the Pizza Hut?

While researching pizza places in Lorain County, I came across this interesting slice of pizza history: a place called the Pizza Hut (emphasis on the 'the') out in Avon. I could be wrong, but it seemed to show up in the mid-1960s, just before Pizza Hut came to Lorain County. 
   This ad from 1968 is intriguing for a few reasons. The presence of a top-hatted chicken carrying a bucket of his own kind is strange enough. But what really makes me wonder is the tagline: the pizza with the BIG SECRET! 
   What could the big secret be? Was soylent green one of the choices of pizza toppings?
  Maybe the big secret is how they managed to get away with calling themselves the Pizza Hut. Since the Pizza Hut disappeared soon after Pizza Hut opened several outlets in Lorain County in the late 1960s, I wonder what business the owners went into next.
   Maybe they opened a burger joint called the Burger King. Just kidding!

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