A pepperoni slice of the new pie has 390 calories and 20 grams of fat. By comparison, a slice of the regular hand-tossed pepperoni is listed at 310 calories and 13 grams of fat. A pepperoni slice from the Stuffed Crust pie has 340 calories and 16 grams of fat.
With one topping, the Crazy Cheesy Crust is $3 more per pie than Pizza Hut's regular $10 pie.
The new pies come just ahead of the Final Four games this weekend, when pizza sales typically spike. In February, Pizza Hut also introduced its “pizza sliders” as a way to lift sales after Super Bowl weekend, when people might have pizza fatigue.
Pizza Hut has 6,400 locations nationwide and is a unit of Yum Brands Inc., which also owns KFC and Taco Bell. Last year, sales at Pizza Hut restaurants open at least a year rose 3 percent after flat growth in the previous year.
The metric is a key gauge of health because it strips out the impact of newly opened and closed locations.
Yum Brands shares fell 77 cents to close at $71.17 on Monday.
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