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Old 01-14-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Pizza Hut announced Tuesday it will begin selling pizza by the slice in an attempt to keep up with competition from upmarket fast food franchises like Chipotle.

Pizza Hut will test selling slices in two locations, one in York , Neb. and the other in Pawtucket, R.I. The company’s slices will be made with thinner crusts and a new recipe, and will cost between $2 and $3 each. But considering the ready availability of the dollar slice in big cities like New York, only time will tell if this pricing model holds up in larger markets.



Read more: Pizza Hut Will Start Selling by the Slice | TIME.com Pizza Hut Will Start Selling by the Slice | TIME.com
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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In Pittsburgh I pay between $1.75 and $2.50 for a slice that's much better than anything PH can offer.

The NYC $1 slices are pretty bad - they fit a basic definition of pizza, but are just fuel, not tasty food. Then again, same can be said for PH.

I imagine this will work in Nebraska. Not so much in RI.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:35 AM
 
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$3 a slice is rather excessive being most places I go to sell them for $1.50 to $2.00. It is a good idea to sell by the slice, but not for that much money unless it's a really big slice.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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My local pizza parlor gives you 2 slices and a drink for $5.00 as a lunch special and they'll happily tell you they really are from Brooklyn and the pie confirms that. Maybe I'll wave as I pass by PizzaHut.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Absolutely not. The pizza just is not good.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Here
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Sbarro's charges anywhere from $3-5 for a slice. So I'm pretty sure people will pay it.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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I'll just keep going to Costco (2 slices, 2 drinks, $5.16) or making my own at home.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Nope.

A question about it, though -- will they deliver this pizza by the slice? I already wouldn't buy it in the store, but I absolutely wouldn't pay to have it delivered when the delivery charge is as much as a slice of pizza.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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Agree. It's a crowded space in some markets. We also have the places out here that do the 2 slices & a drink for $5. That is a pretty common combo in places I've lived with the price anywhere between $5-$8 depending on the real estate (not necessarily quality)

They could follow a Sbarro model with other offerings as well .... I wonder if they are going to push slices from an existing store of if they are going to place the stores in food courts/lunch centers

It could work for them, but it will be tricky in a lot of larger markets
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Not if I can get two slices for 2.50 at the gas station! Seriously some gas stations have tastier pizza than big pizza chains.

But other people will certainly pay 3 for one slice at Pizza Hut.
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