After 40 up and down years, Pizza Hut is changing their recipe for their pan pizza. We'll talk about what the changes are in a sec, but first let's look at the ever changing pizza landscape.
For the last few decades, Papa Johns has been the king of the pizza hill. But then Papa John opened up his big fat mouth and said some really stupid and racially charged things and he got booted from the company he started. Sales dropped. They even bowed out of their sponsorship of the NFL (which is a big deal).
Pizza Hut took over the NFL partnership. But their sales still went down! So their changing things. The pan pizza is one of the changes. Without giving up too many secrets, the company says the ratio of cheese and sauce will change. But the bigger difference you'll notice is the crust. The pan is new and it will make the pizza crunchier. Don't know if that's what we wanted, but hey, for a limited time it's on sale.
But one of the more interesting side stories is what's happening to Dominos. They've grown 50% over the last five years. For years Dominos was the forgotten stepchild. But things are better than ever for the chain which is opening thousands of new locations. Hmm?
The cast of Woody and Jim show talked pizza in a round table discussion. (from left to right: Jim, Zac, Woody, and Savannah)