Pizza Hut cuts new sack deal

November 22, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Officials at local Pizza Huts must have been studying the statistics for the Arizona Cardinals, the Ravens' opponent tomorrow.

Arizona has given up 17 sacks in the past two games. Until now, Pizza Hut's Monday night promotion has offered fans $1 off a large pizza for each sack by the Ravens. But starting this Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., fans will get $1 for each sack -- up to a limit of five sacks.

The Ravens' nine sacks last week against Philadelphia meant a huge run in business last Monday. The nine sacks knocked $9 off the price of a large pizza, dropping it to $1.69 during the special, and local Pizza Huts made more than 15,000 pizzas during the four-hour period.

Pizza Hut officials said they were making the change because of "the limited capacity of pizza ovens, staffing limitations and long waiting periods experienced by some customers" last Monday. From now on when the Ravens have more than five sacks, the Maryland Special Olympics will receive a $1,000 donation.

The Ravens' success in sacks -- also has paid off for the Ravens' Courage House, a shelter for children. Defensive end Rob Burnett donates $500 per sack, so the shelter has received $14,500, and a $10,000 grant from the Ravens' Foundation for Families.

Pub Date: 11/22/97

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