Pizza Hut Plans to Sell 2 Million Pizzas in a Day

The company says players from Green Bay and Pittsburgh aren’t the only pros preparing for the Big Game on Feb. 6 in North Texas.

Even Pizza Hut teams across the country are also gearing up for the big day, as Americans are expected to place more than 1.3 million orders with the Dallas-based chain.

The projected spike represents an approximate 60 percent increase in business over a typical Sunday, making it Pizza Hut’s busiest day of the year.

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Recently, Pizza Hut decided to give away 1,111 Stuffed Crust Pizzas on 1/1/11. This fun offer kicked off as Pizza Hut launched a special deal on its signature Stuffed Crust Pizza – for a limited time, a 1-topping Stuffed Crust Pizza is for $10. (Read: Pizza Hut to Give Away 1,111 Pizzas on 1/1/11)

In another initiative to boost its sales, Pizza Hut embarked on the Hut Seat Challenge with a mission to travel across the nation to ask Americans, What’s your favorite? (Read: Tell Pizza Hut What’s Your Favorite)

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The No. 1 Big Game order from Pizza Hut will be pizza, to the tune of 2 million pizzas! To put into perspective the amount of Pizza Hut pizza America will be enjoying for the Big Game, Pizza Hut’s research team crunched some numbers.

2.3 Million: Feet of Pizza Hut pizza to be sold on the big day – enough to reach the summit of Mount Everest 80 times.

1,200: Tons of dough that will be used to make Pizza Hut pizza for Big Game orders – twice the weight of the jumbo video screen inside Cowboys Stadium, site of this year’s game.

90,000: Gallons of marinara sauce that will be spread across Pizza Hut pizzas on game day – enough to fill more than 5,000 beer kegs.

270,000: Number of Big Dipper pizzas expected to sell on Pizza Hut’s busiest day. If all of the Big Dipper strips were laid end to end they would stretch nearly 500 miles – long enough to cover the distance between Green Bay and Pittsburgh.

120,000: Pizza Hut employees who will be working across America to deliver favorite moments to pizza lovers on the company’s busiest day.

Football fans can also complete their game day party with WingStreet wings from Pizza Hut, with eight different sauces for traditional, crispy bone-in or boneless wing varieties.

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For those looking for a twist on traditional fare, Tuscani Pastas from Pizza Hut are sure to be as big of a crowd pleaser as a last second touchdown, says the company.

With Pizza Hut’s busiest day looming, the company says pizza lovers can order early at Online orders for the Big Game will be accepted starting Jan. 30, seven days prior to kick off.

The Pizza Hut interactive iPhone App offers a user-friendly way to order pizzas. Customers can also order via text message, mobile Web and even through Facebook.

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Rakesh Raman