Pizza Hut launches $5 menu. But with a catch. KFC has its own $5 Fill-Ups. Taco Bell has its own $5 Buck Boxes. Subway has had its $5 Footlongs. Despite $5 as being a sweet spot for fast-food deals, until now only Little Caesar’s has been in on the pizza-for-a-fiver action. However nowadays, pizza hut delivery menu announced its $5 Lineup, and it’s an enticing deal: $5 gets you options such as a medium one-topping pizza, eight boneless Wingstreet wings, four 20-ounce sodas, a double order of breadsticks, those new Cinnabon mini rolls, or other options. But here’s the catch: You have to buy a minimum of two.
“The $5 Lineup gives our customers what they want: Pizza Hut pizzas for only $5,” Marianne Radley Pizza Hut U.S.’s chief brand manager said in a statement. Well, yes without any. Yes, $5 for any medium, one-topping pizza is a good deal, due to the fact if you pair it with the wings, that’s probably food for two. However the customer has to order both together; there’s no solo $5 medium pizza.
Really, it’s a 2-for-$10 menu, but I guess that doesn’t sound as appealing being a $5 Lineup. There’s something compelling regarding a carb-loaded combo with a single-digit cost, the most popular of which can be the Wendy’s 4-for-$4 menu, which covers each of the bases: sandwich, drink, fry, chicken nuggz. The brand new Pizza Hut lineup rolls out nationally, for both dine-in and carry-out orders. Just don’t show up with just a five-dollar bill in hand.
Firstly, Pizza Hut probably isn’t exactly the first thing that one thinks of when you’re like, “I wish to eat healthy tonight!” (I am talking about, two words: stuffed crust.) But, if you do find yourself at the Hut, you will find lots of healthy menu options to peruse, in the event you feel as if foregoing the Meat Lovers with Extra Cheese.
If you’re craving a slice, the veggie lovers pizza if your best bet. “It gives an ample serving of veggies for only about 100 calories per slice. Two or three slices is filling but won’t tip the scales when it comes to calories,” says Anne Danahy, R.D.N., a Scottsdale-based registered dietitian. Plus, thin crust is the way to go, says Emily Cooper, registered dietitian nutritionist. “It offers quite a bit less dough so you can shave off extra calories, sodium, and saturated fats.”
Pizza Hut isn’t just for pizza. If you’re not in the mood to get a slice, consider this meaty pasta. “It is going to be lower in fat than the other pasta options and provides an excellent source of protein,” says Anita Mirchandani, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the New York City State Dietetic Association. It’s still a hefty meal, though, so she recommends keeping your portion to one cup and pairing it using a salad.
This isn’t your standard Hawaiian pizza. Rather than just ham and pineapple, this tasty slice can also be topped with chicken and green peppers, netting six grams of protein per slice. “At only 110 calories, you will enjoy several slices while still watching fat and sodium levels,” says Brynn McDowell, registered dietitian.
Not in the mood to share? “A personal pan pizza is really a relatively healthy choice, as it provides for easy portion control,” says Cooper. Stay with the Veggie Lover’s, that is lower in calories and unhealthy fat. “When possible, always make an effort to pick food things that offer vegetables. Also a little is important.”
“Wings can be a healthy option to accompany your slice by adding additional protein to your meal,” says McDowell. “Just be suspicious of wings that are drowning in sugar filled sauces like BBQ or Teriyaki. Dry rubs, such as the cajun rub and lemon pepper rub, add a lot of flavor with no added sugars and empty calories.”
Per 1 wing: 80 calories, 4 g fat (.5 g sat fat), 160 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrates, g of sugar, g fiber, 5 g protein.
While Caesar salads could be major calorie bombs, Danahy says that Pizzahut menu version isn’t so bad-sans dressing. (Sorry!) Once you add dressing, the dish balloons in calories and sodium so request it on the side to help you control just how much you’re using.
If you’re attempting to eat healthy, your best bet might be to develop your personal pizza, says Lindsey Janeiro, registered dietitian nutritionist. “I would recommend building your own pizza having a thin crust, light cheese, and zwceyz processed meat toppings while adding all the veggie toppings you desire,” she says. “This way you’ll still taste plenty of cheesy flavor in order to satisfy that craving however with half the saturated fat