China Pizza Hut salad towers
Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:16 AM
Wow. We used to make a bit of a mound when we went to the salad bar, rather than a "one layer" affair that Pizza Hut would like us to make, but these Chinese efforts are truly stupendous. Not sure that I would want so much pineapple and peach in my salad.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:34 AM
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:49 AM
Why Pizza Hut?
1. Pizza Hut may be the only pizza outfit that made it to China (Hong Kong first). It is the only popular one anyway. In HK, I haven't seen any other US pizza chain. No Round Table, Straw Hat, Shaky's or anything like that.
2. They have the "one trip only" to the salad bar policy. I think that challenged people to "get as much food as you can on one plate". I had been to pizza huts and dined regularly in Hong Kong in the mid 80's. Same policy. And people played with the idea back them - to get as much salad items as you can on one plate. But nothing compared to the scale that we see in those pictures.
Posted 06 October 2010 - 04:57 PM
Posted 06 October 2010 - 05:26 PM
Papa John's is here now too, and is positioned as more upscale, much more so than in the US.
There's another chain I've noticed around Beijing - Origan's or something similar.
Papa John's looks upscale, but the pizza is still pretty cardboard-abysmal. For staff events at school, or Principal often has Pizza Hut and KFC brought in. The pizza looks even less like pizza than it does in Canada; although of course, it's meant to be catering to local tastes. It seems popular with our Chinese staff, so it must be working.
Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:13 PM
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