Ravens sacks bring rush for pizza bargains $9 off lures thousands, who beat blocking lines

November 18, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A promotion by area Pizza Huts that promises $1 off for each sack by the Ravens brought thousands of people to the restaurants last night to take advantage of $9 discounts.

The Ravens' defense sacked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Bobby Hoying nine times on Sunday at Memorial Stadium, forcing the area's 52 outlets to lower the price of a plain large pizza to $1.69.

The Pizza Hut gimmick has been a season-long promotion, with Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa as spokesman.

Ed Abell, an area manager at the Pizza Hut in the 1600 block of E. Joppa Road in Baltimore County, said the outlet sold 600 pizzas last night, about six times the average number for a weekday night.

Block-long lines were reported at many Pizza Huts. Customers who called in orders were told they would have to wait several hours and other customers waited up to four hours when they showed up.

Pub Date: 11/18/97

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