The Retrologist's Guide to Pizza Hut Classics (2024)

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In 2019, Pizza Hut brought back its 1974 logo, banking on its nostalgic appeal. I figured that would be the end of it, just a simple marketing tactic soon forgotten. There were no plans announced to bring back the logo in stores, much less redesign the restaurants to look like old Pizza Huts from the chain’s heyday.

But with no fanfare whatsoever, that’s exactly what’s been happening. Pizza Hut has been taking legacy stores and converting them into “Classics.” The formula includes:

  1. The old logo is used in pole signage as well as at the top of the (usually but not always) red-roofed restaurant. The pole sign features the addition of the word “Classic.”

  2. The interior features cozy red booths and old-school Pizza Hut lamps.

  3. Stickers featuring the long-discarded character Pizza Hut Pete are found on the door.

  4. Posters feature classic photos from Pizza Huts of yore.

  5. A plaque displays a quote from Pizza Hut co-founder Dan Carney, explaining the concept as a celebration of the brand’s heritage.

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So far, these stores appear to be limited to smaller markets, where these legacy stores have survived, the bones of the old buildings intact.

They have generated incredible curiosity and fascination, and when I post photos of them on my Instagram page, they invariably lead to hundreds of comments and excitement and joy that’s impossible to measure. (Here’s a look at the phenomenon on my friend Heath Racela’s Substack.)

I was even interviewed for a podcast concerning the rise of Pizza Hut Classics. John Lagomarsino of Underunderstoodwas just as fascinated as I was — and just as stymied in his efforts to learn more about them. Pizza Hut won’t talk about these stores or the strategy, and there is no official list featuring them.

John interviewed me for his podcast while also taking a crack at starting a list of Pizza Hut Classics. I’ve been keeping my own, and am now publishing it for the first time. I’ve included photos from the locations I’ve visited.

Well, without further ado, here’s my list of Pizza Hut Classics. Keep checking for updates as I get new information, or stumble upon them in my travels. There are surely more. If you see any I’ve missed, let me know in the comments!

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Note: These are organized in alphabetical state order, and feature the address, phone number, photos if I visited and link to map.

Enjoy!

Last updated: 3/13/24

Pizza Hut Classic

2048 E. Van Buren

Eureka Springs, AR

Phone: 479-253-8258

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Pizza Hut Classic

137 Lee St.

Huntsville, AR

Phone: 479-738-2800

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Pizza Hut Classic

1205 Hwy 62 E.

Mountain Home, AR

Phone: 870-425-6081

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Florida

Pizza Hut Classic

4845 S Suncoast Blvd.

hom*osassa Springs, FL

Phone: 352-628-1234

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Pizza Hut Classic

48 Hwy 441 No

Clayton, GA

Phone: 706-782-2111

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Pizza Hut Classic

1352 S. Chestatee

Dahlonega, GA

Phone: 706-864-7592

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Pizza Hut Classic

14249 Jones St.

Lavonia, GA

Phone: 706-356-2345

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Pizza Hut Classic

200 Franklin Springs Circle

Royston, GA

Phone: 706-245-6686

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Illinois

Pizza Hut Classic

118 W Center St.

Eureka, IL 61530

Phone: 309-467-2777

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Pizza Hut Classic

1049 S Oakwood Ave.

Geneseo, IL

Phone: 309-944-5373

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Pizza Hut Classic

3820 E. State Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN

Phone: 260-483-9531

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Pizza Hut Classic

407 SW 1st St.

Paoli, IN

Phone: 812-723-4600

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Pizza Hut Classic

407 SW 1st St.

Paoli, IN

Phone: 812-723-4600

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Pizza Hut Classic

1502 N. Meridian St.

Portland, IN

Phone: 260-726-2420

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Pizza Hut Classic

502 N. Detroit St.

Warsaw, IN

Phone: 574-269-2008

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Iowa

Pizza Hut Classic

103 Smith St.

Bloomfield, IA

Phone: (641) 664-2113

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Pizza Hut Classic

3338 Main St., Keokuk, IA

Phone: 319-524-2555

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Pizza Hut Classic

2117 4th St. SW

Mason City, IA

Phone: 641-423-1732

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Pizza Hut Classic

1002 Jeffreys Dr.

Osceola, IA

Phone: 641-342-6009

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Pizza Hut Classic

2812 Willis Ave., Perry, IA

Phone: 515-465-5666

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Pizza Hut Classic

1475 N. Main St.

Beaver Dam, KY

Phone: 270-274-7959

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Pizza Hut Classic

524 Mt Sterling Ave.

Flemingsburg, KY

Phone: 606-849-9521

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Pizza Hut Classic

500 Old Hwy 60 E

Hardinsburg, KY

Phone: 270-756-2206

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Pizza Hut Classic

1215 N. Dixie Blvd.

Radcliff, KY

Phone: 502-684-0150

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Louisiana

Pizza Hut Classic

607 NW Main St.,

Bunkie, LA

Phone: 318-346-2615

Map

Pizza Hut Classic

1303 Bridge St.

Charlevoix, MI

Phone: 231-547-5321

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Pizza Hut Classic

330 W. Main St.

Fremont, MI

Phone: 231-924-0376

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Pizza Hut Classic

1600 S. Stephenson Ave.

Iron Mountain, MI

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Pizza Hut Classic

3050 Hwy. 31

Traverse City, MI

Phone: 231-947-2022

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Pizza Hut Classic

412 Sanilac Rd.

Sandusky, MI

Phone: 810-648-4555

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Minnesota

Pizza Hut Classic

509 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW

Bemidji, MN

Phone: 218-751-1601

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I stumbled upon this location the day after I visited the Classic in Silver Lake Park. It was not yet open when I took these pics.

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Pizza Hut Classic

200 2nd Ave. NE

Cambridge, MN

Phone: 906-774-7752

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Pizza Hut Classic

1330 S Frontage Rd.

Hastings, MN

Phone: 651-437-5577

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Pizza Hut Classic

604 US-12

Litchfield, MN

Phone: 320-693-7225

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Pizza Hut Classic

109 1st St.

Park Rapids, MN

Phone: 218-732-0247

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Pizza Hut Classic

257 Marschall Rd. S

Shakopee MN 55379

Phone: 952-445-7888

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Pizza Hut Classic

8156 Hwy 65 NE

Spring Lake Park, MN

Phone: 763-785-0085

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I was tipped off to this location during my July 2022 trip to Minnesota and learned it had just celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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Pizza Hut Classic

749 Jefferson St. N.

Wadena, MN

Phone: 218-631-3927

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Pizza Hut Classic

25562 State Hwy 39

Shell Knob, MO

Phone: 417-858-3554

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Montana

Pizza Hut Classic

401 E Park Ave.

Anaconda, MT

Phone: (406) 563-8433

Map

I was mining for roadside gems in this old Montana copper town, but did not expect to strike upon a Pizza Hut Classic when I visited in February 2022.

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Pizza Hut Classic

62 Market St.

Potsdam, NY

Phone: 315-265-2016

Map

This is the only location I know about in New York State. I stopped by on Nov. 8, 2021.

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North Carolina

Pizza Hut Classic

12 NC-24

Albemarle, NC

Phone: 704-982-2151

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Pizza Hut Classic

150 US-19

Bryson City, NC

Phone: 828-488-9611

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I visited this Pizza Hut Classic in May 2021 and had a very friendly conversation with the manager.

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Pizza Hut Classic

100 Claire Dr.

Edenton, NC

Phone: 252-482-4406

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Pizza Hut Classic

8811 W Marlboro Rd.

Farmville, NC

Phone: 25- 753-2641

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Pizza Hut Classic

116 S Bickett Blvd., US-401

Louisburg, NC 27549

Phone: 919-496-6400

MAP

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Pizza Hut Classic

204 US-64 #264

Manteo, NC

Phone: 252-473-1945

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Pizza Hut Classic

2111 W Roosevelt Blvd.

Monroe, NC

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Pizza Hut Classic

1118 E Caswell St.

Wadesboro, NC

Phone: 704-694-9472

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Pizza Hut Classic

2200 W State St.

Alliance, OH

Phone: 330-823-4433

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Pizza Hut Classic

4849 OH-125

Georgetown, OH

Phone: 937-378-6742

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Pizza Hut Classic

1461 N. High St.,

Hillsboro, OH

Phone: 937-393-5718

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Pizza Hut Classic

800 S. Market St.

Loudonville, OH

Phone: 419-994-5511

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Pizza Hut Classic

588 W Marion St.

Mt Gilead, OH

Phone: 419-947-5955

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Pizza Hut Classic

236 N. Elm St.

Ottawa, OH

Phone: 419-523-6604

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Pizza Hut Classic

325 W. State St.

Salem, OH

Phone: 330-332-0008

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Pizza Hut Classic

3401 Elm Rd NE,

Warren, OH

Phone: 330-372-4900

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This location has no red roof, though all the other design elements exist.

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Oklahoma

Pizza Hut Classic

800 N Main St., Bristow, OK 74010

Phone: 918-367-3353

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Pizza Hut Classic

1508 Fir St.

Perry, OK

Phone: 580-336-2237

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Pizza Hut Classic

828 US-6

Tunkhannock, PA

Phone: 570-836-6111

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This is a photo from my visit in May 2020, when the dining room was closed because of pandemic rules. This is the first Pizza Hut Classic I ever encountered.

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South Carolina

Pizza Hut Classic

812 W. Greenwood St.

Abbeville, SC

Phone: 864-459-2685

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Pizza Hut Classic

107 State Hwy 71

Bastrop, Texas

Phone: 512-321-2597

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Pizza Hut Classic

201 Pena St.

Carrizo Springs, Texas

Phone: 830-876-3553

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Pizza Hut Classic

601 N. Neches St.

Coleman, Texas

Phone: 325-625-2179

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Pizza Hut Classic

905 US-84

Fairfield, Texas

Phone: 903-389-3000

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Pizza Hut Classic

1104 E Main St.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Phone: 830-997-7222

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Pizza Hut Classic

312 US Hwy 90A E

Gonzales, Texas

Phone: 830-672-9616

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Pizza Hut Classic

637 Hwy 290

Hempstead, Texas

Phone: 979-826-8001

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Pizza Hut Classic

801 19th St.

Hondo, Texas

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Pizza Hut Classic

826 W 2nd St.

Mercedes, Texas

Phone: 956-565-6319

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Pizza Hut

2103 N. Main St.

Taylor, Texas

Phone: 512-352-5557

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Note: Sign outside does not say “Classic,” but location now features 1974 logo, red booths, classic lamps

Virginia

Pizza Hut Classic

150 Oakville Rd.

Appomattox, VA

Phone: 434-352-5096

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Pizza Hut Classic

115 S. Main St.

Hillsville, VA

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Pizza Hut Classic

589 N. Main St.

Kilmarnock, VA

Phone: (804) 435-3551

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I visited this gem Dec. 26, 2020, and it was indeed a belated Christmas gift.

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Pizza Hut Classic

100 Jefferson Hwy

Louisa, VA

Phone: 540-967-9560

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Pizza Hut Classic

25092 Lankford Hwy.

Onley, VA

Phone: 757-787-3800

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Pizza Hut Classic

666 WI-54

Black River Falls, WI

Phone: 715-284-4000

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This is the only Pizza Hut Classic location I’ve spotted without having pulled over to explore, but I did manage to get this quick car shot. I was on a tight schedule and needed to get to Chicago, but at least I documented it back in July 2022!

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Wyoming

Pizza Hut Classic

736 Yellowstone Ave.

Cody, WY

Phone: 307-527-7819

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Pizza Hut Classic

670 E. Main

Lander, WY

Phone: : 307- 332-6224

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FAQs

Is Pizza Hut Classic a thing? ›

Pizza Hut has been taking legacy stores and converting them into "Classics." The formula includes: The old logo is used in pole signage as well as at the top of the (usually but not always) red-roofed restaurant. The pole sign features the addition of the word "Classic."

Does Pizza Hut support Israel? ›

Pizza Hut joins the likes of McDonald's and Starbucks — both companies faced backlash and boycotts last year for their perceived support of the Israeli government amid the country's continued strikes in Gaza.

What is the thick crust called at Pizza Hut? ›

What Is The Difference Between Pizza Hut's Original Pan® Pizza And Hand Tossed Pizza? Original Pan® Pizza features a thick, crispy crust that's fluffy on the inside. Hand Tossed Pizza features a thinner, more-traditional crust.

What is the most ordered topping at Pizza Hut? ›

Pepperoni Pizza

Popularity: Most ordered pizza topping in the U.S.

Which pizza is classic? ›

Another classic pizza is pizza sfincione or Pizza Siciliana. For pizza Napoletana, sfincione is equivalent to what New York-style pizza is to Chicago's deep dish. Pizza Siciliana is named after the Italian island of Sicily. The bread is thick and fluffy, like focaccia.

What is Pizza Hut classic crust? ›

Pizza Hut Classic Hand-Tossed Crust Classic Crust is the perfect middle point if you like crispy crust but find pan pizza too thick and thin & crispy too thin. It's more commonly known as their hand-tossed crust and is the equivalent to average pizza types.

Who owns Pizza Hut in USA? ›

Yum Brands Inc., is a restaurant company that owns quick-service chains Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, as well as fast-casual brand The Habit Burger Grill. It is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. Yum Brands was initially part of PepsiCo, which entered the restaurant business in 1977 with the acquisition of Pizza Hut.

Why did they boycott Pizza Hut? ›

The ad appeared to mock Palestinian prisoners who where on a hunger strike. The ad used a photoshopped image of a prisoner eating Pizza Hut pizza inside his cell. Social media users and advocacy groups including the BDS movement began using the hashtag #boycott_pizzahut in response to the ad.

What is the most popular crust at Pizza Hut? ›

Sauce Preferences and Crust Choices

In terms of crust, Pizza Hut's recent survey found the most popular types of pizza crust are thin crust (28%), stuffed crust (20%) and thick-crust (14%).

What is the thin crust called at Pizza Hut? ›

Available with every topping we do, you can have your Thin 'N Crispy® thin crust pizza your way.

Does Pizza Hut deep fry their crust? ›

The how - The pan they use is a deep sided pan, and they apply a generous amount of oil to the pan before applying the dough. It is when the pizza is baked in a conveyor oven, that the oil heats up and effectively fries the crust from beneath.

What is the new Pizza Hut item in 2024? ›

PLANO, Texas, May 14, 2024 — Starting today, Pizza Hut is entering the burger business with a better way to burger. Introducing the new Cheeseburger Melt, a parmesan-crusted thin crust Melt folded and loaded with beef, applewood-smoked bacon, onions, mozzarella, and cheddar, served with Burger Sauce on the side.

What is the busiest day for Pizza Hut? ›

#1 Halloween – Believe it or not, Halloween has dethroned the Super Bowl as the busiest day for pizza orders. Consumers opt for a warm, easy, crowd-pleasing food to offer on Halloween night. #2 Thanksgiving Eve – Right after Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve seems to be another peak holiday for pizza sales.

What is pizza pan vs classic? ›

The main difference between hand-tossed and pan pizza is, the hand-tossed crust is thin, while the pan-cooked crust is thicker and chewier. As a result, the hand-tossed crust has fewer air bubbles and doesn't rise as much as a pan-made crust. The pan pizza crust is fluffy like focaccia.

How big is a Pizza Hut large classic pizza? ›

Our new Regular base is 7.5 inches, our large is 10.75 inches and our Extra Large is an impressive 14 inches.

What is classic hand pizza? ›

The classic hand tossed pizza is the Domino's traditional hand-stretched crust, crisp on the outside, soft & light inside. It has a combination of fresh farm tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions. The soft and light-on-the-stomach bread coupled with the fresh veggies is a perfect combination for all sorts of occasions.

What is Pizza Hut classic sauce? ›

Pizza Hut's Old World sauce is a creamy red sauce made up of Tomato paste, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, chopped garlic, water, spice, salt, sugar, and citric acid.

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