There’s just something incredibly nostalgic about Pizza Hut.
The iconic pizza chain was founded in June 1958 by two brothers in Kansas. Then, six months later, the two opened up another location. Whether they planned for a massive franchise or not, the chain just kept growing.
Within a year of the first location, the two brothers had six Pizza Hut restaurants and started franchising in 1959.
The iconic red hut building stood out on bustling streets. Before pizza was such a takeout and delivery-oriented food, Pizza Hut had a bustling indoor restaurant. There are now still some of those old family-style dine-in locations, but they’re far more rare. Now, many locations are exclusively carry-out and delivery.
Regardless, the red-roofed food chain is looking to tap into that ’90s nostalgia that’s so popular and powerful right now. The chain is bringing back a classic that’s been off menus for more than a decade.
According to Delish, Pizza Hut is bringing back one of their most popular classics, The Edge. For those who never experienced the trademark pizza from the ’90s, it’s essentially a thin-crust pizza with toppings that go all the way to the very edge of the pizza. Instead of leaving room for the crust, this pizza dominates with overflowing toppings.
So, if your favorite part of a pizza is the toppings, not the dough or the sauce, this is the pizza for you.
The pizza is served in 16 square-sliced pieces. Instead of a chewier, more dough-forward base, this pizza is crunchier and extremely thin. The pizza is also topped with a signature garlic and herb seasoning. It takes pizza to an all new edge of glory. The new, but old, pizza style will come in four different variations — The Ultimate, The Carnivore, The Vegetarian, and The Pepperoni Lover’s.
The nationwide Pizza Hut pizza is worth $12.99.
It’ll make you want to grab your flip phone, put on some spaghetti strap crop tops and flare jeans, and put on some Britney Spears music.
Pizza Hut And Dolly Parton
Earlier this month, a Pizza Hut location joined forces with country music icon Dolly Parton. Or, rather, her beloved charity organization called the Imagination Library.
Imagination Library is a book giving organization. It works to provide books by mail to children from birth to the age of five. The goal is to allow equal access to books, so children can grow to love learning and reading. Parton and the charity work to eliminate the stress of cost and finances from the joys of reading.
According to Manistee News, on April 26, all proceeds from a Manistee Pizza Hut went to the Imagination Library. Now there are dozens of children that will get books in that county. The goal was to get more kids in the area to sign up for the program.
Overall, there were 30 children that will now receive a book each month for an entire year.
Pizza and Dolly Parton are quite the connection. In 2018, a woman named Chachi Chatters shared the story of when she met the country music superstar at a pizza parlor and they sat down to eat and chat.
“We talked about growing up, kids, health issues, husbands, politics, weather, pedicures. We sampled each other’s pizza. After finishing their meal, Parton left a final gift. In the end, we paid our own bills and we’re going to go our separate ways. She asked someone in her entourage for a pen. She took my ticket to her concert from my hand. ‘Love, Dolly Parton’ she wrote,” Chatters shared on Twitter, according to Taste of Country.