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    Pizza Hut becomes Pasta Hut to encourage healthy eating

    Last updated at 10:27 AM on 06th October 2008

    It's a high street name change that could take some topping.

    Pizza Hut is to become Pasta Hut in a radical overhaul of the restaurant chain's menu and image.

    From this week, pizza will play second fiddle to a range of new pasta dishes to be launched on unsuspecting customers.

    Pizza Hut signs are currently being taken down and altered as the chain battles to adopt a wholesome image - not whole-fat.

    Rebrand: Pizza Hut restaurants are becoming Pasta Huts in a bid to be healthier

    'We wanted to create a moment in time for people to sit back and take notice,' said Pizza Hut boss Alasdair Murdoch.

    ''We are confident that people will like what they see when they come into the restaurants.

    'The popular salad bar has been upgraded. Improvements have been made in areas including nutrition, quality of ingredients in all of our pizzas and pastas, as well as a decrease in salt and saturated fat.'

    And, in a move that will surely please school meals' champion, Jamie Oliver, the restaurant also plans to sneak 'hidden vegetables in kids' meals', a statement from the company said.

    It remains to be seen whether the huge rebranding exercise will be a success.

    But there is hope for those who value fatty pizza over diet-friendly dishes - and those who think the name change is a brazen publicity stunt.

    It is for a trial period only and customers can offer their thoughts on the new-look restaurants at www.pastahut.co.uk.
    I find it amusing that people seriously believe that pasta is "healthier" than what amounts to a triangular-shaped piece of flat bread. If these people really wanted a healthy meal, they'd eat a sack lunch or buy an apple and little piece of cheese.

    Pizza who?
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    This happened here a while ago

    Pizza Hut to try 'Pasta Hut'

    New line of 3-pound servings to be offered for dine-in or delivery starting next week

    03:16 PM CDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    By KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS / The Dallas Morning News
    krobinson@dallasnews.com

    With its pizza sales sagging, Dallas-based Pizza Hut Inc. will begin an aggressive marketing push for a new pasta line beginning next week.

    The nation's largest pizza chain will temporarily change the logo on its headquarters on the Dallas North Tollway to "Pasta Hut," perhaps as early as Thursday, said Chris Fuller, a spokesman for Pizza Hut, which is owned by Louisville-based Yum Brands Inc.
    There is a TV commercial that mentions Pasta Hut
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    Pasta has a healthier reputation for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    Pasta has a healthier reputation for some reason.
    It's all just refined flour, water, and salt at the basic level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    It's all just refined flour, water, and salt at the basic level.
    Heck, it's nothing more than ups, downs, and gluons when you get right down to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    It's all just refined flour, water, and salt at the basic level.
    You tell that to the idiots who go there. :p
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