The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday the signing of a multi-year marketing partnership with Pizza Hut and NPC International. As part of this major initiative, Pizza Hut's Personal Pan Pizza will now be the exclusive pizza sold at Raymond James Stadium. Furthermore, Pizza Hut plans major Buccaneers-themed promotional initiatives throughout the marketplace.
"Pizza Hut is America's #1 pizza brand and we are very excited about our new alliance," said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. "This partnership allows us to continue to marry our brand with the best of the best. With the many consumer promotions that Pizza Hut is planning, as well as now serving Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizzas at Raymond James Stadium, we can offer great opportunities and value for our passionate fans."
"Pizza Hut is thrilled to partner with Tampa Bay's #1 team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," said NPC International's Vice President of Marketing, Linda Sheedy. "We're delighted to offer America's Favorite Pizza Hut pizza to Tampa's favorite fans. Pizza Hut will be promoting special deals throughout the season especially for Bucs fans. So be on the look-out for some great football paired with America's Favorite Pizza."
Pizza Hut began 50 years ago in Wichita, Kansas and today operates nearly 10,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). Pizza Hut is the only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2009 by Entrepreneur Magazine. To check out what's new at Pizza Hut visit pizzahut.com.
Founded in 1962, and headquartered in Overland Park, KS, NPC International is the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee, currently operating 1,143 stores in 28 states. On May 3, 2006, the Company was sold to Merrill-Lynch Global Private Equity Group.