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Pizza Hut rethinks US debate stunt

2012-10-15 16:07

New York — Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the US presidential debate on Tuesday.

After the stunt triggered backlash last week, the company says it's moving the promotion online, where a contestant will be randomly selected to win free pizza for life.

The pizza delivery chain had offered the prize — a pie a week for 30 years or a check for $15 600 — to anyone who posed the question to either President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney during the live Town Hall-style debate.

But blogs and media outlets immediately took the pizza delivery chain to task for trying to capitalise on the election buzz by injecting itself into the process.

Comments
  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-10-15 16:30

    MMmmmmmm pizza hut. I'm hungry now...

      Eterni80 - 2012-10-15 16:41

      that rumbling noise you can hear aint the gautrain it's ma stomach ! pizza pizza pizza !

  • malcolm.stevens.129 - 2012-10-15 16:31

    It's a shame they backed down! But I guess if this caught on it would make taking questions during the debates a complete waste of time. Good on them though for some innovative marketing.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-15 16:41

    sense of humor failure in US - let's send them Julius

      dean.cent.9 - 2012-10-15 17:26

      he would be nothing more then dirt on the shoes that we have when we keep treading on his crap. Zumas son?

  • Sedeshan Naidoo - 2012-10-15 16:45

    hahaha they're just upset because they didn't think of it 1st!

  • clivegoss - 2012-10-15 16:45

    What's the beef ?

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