Valentine’s Day Pie

With another Valentine’s Day comes another slew of tacky love themed promotions from chain restaurants.  Over the past couple of years, chain restaurants all over the country have put out heart shaped dinners for Valentine’s Day, and this year is no different.

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For the fourth year in a row Papa John’s is bringing out their heart-shaped pizza on February 14.  Back in 2010, Papa John’s debuted their annual Valentine’s deal by offering a one topping thin crust heart-shaped pizza and a cinnapie for $15.  The past few years have been such a success that they decided to bring the deal back for another year.

Another pizza joint that is joining in on this year’s fun is Pizza Hut, but they’ve got something else up their sleeves.  Instead of joining in on the heart-shaped fun, Pizza Hut has decided to put out a pizza-scented perfume for Valentine’s Day.  A free bottle of Eau de Pizza along with a $20 Pizza Hut gift card will be given out to 24 people each day from February 11 to the 13.  In order to win, customers have to tweet at @PizzaHut with a reason they should win and the hashtag #LastMinuteLovers.

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Pizza Hut is no stranger to the February 14th pandemonium.  Last year they offered their Valentine’s Day Engagement Package for the first 10 customers who could afford it.  At the measly price of $10,010, the package included a red ruby ring, limo service, flowers, fireworks show, photographer, videographer, and a Pizza Hut Dinner Box.  As tacky as this package sounds, the company received about 800 serious inquiries within the first 24 hours of the promotion.

We will see how well this years promotions work for Papa John’s and Pizza Hut, but if history tells us anything, they will work out very well for the companies.  Here’s to a beautiful day filled with love, romance, heart-shaped pizza and pizza-scented perfume.  Hope y’all enjoy it!

– Zach AbramoCallie FenlonLauren Habig,  Alexandra HussMichael NunesDaniel SchaeferDann Williams