Why Pizza Hut is making pizza a more affordable option for the low-income
The pizza Hut in New York City is offering a low-cost alternative to the company’s signature dish: the pie.
Pizza Hut is offering low-price pies that include two slices of meat and a cheese sauce, according to the New York Times.
The pies are now available in the U.S. and are sold at Pizza Hut stores nationwide, and in select restaurants.
“Pizza is a major driver of our business,” John Stearns, president and chief executive officer of Pizza Hut, said in a statement.
“With more than 50% of our customers choosing a low price point for their pizza, we are excited to offer a more accessible way to purchase pizza.”
Stearns said the company has been working with low-wage workers in order to provide a more appealing experience.
“The pizza we serve is low-fat and delicious,” he said.
Papa John’s is a subsidiary of John Deere, which owns the company that makes the meat-heavy Pizza Hut pizza.
In 2016, Papa John’s agreed to pay $1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by more than 100 workers.
John Deere and Papa John announced plans to buy Papa John in 2016 for $1.9 billion, a deal that was finalized in January.
Papa John has faced criticism for its use of temp workers, who often work long hours and are required to wear masks.
The company has denied wrongdoing.