Pizza Hut Made These Students’ Cheesy Dreams Come True
There ain’t no party like this pizza party.
A group of eighth-graders at Clearview Middle School in New Jersey had been learning about statistics when their math teacher challenged them to come up with ideas for new food products based on data and information they collected, according to Yahoo News. They were also asked to pitch them to companies.
One team, comprised of students Nick Gabriele, Sean Flannery, and Allyson Sooy, came up with a Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Crust Pizza, and sent a letter about their idea, along with drawings of their creative food to Pizza Hut, Barbie King, the company’s head of new product development told The Huffington Post. On Tuesday, the pizza company’s representatives surprised the trio and their class with a pizza party, featuring their idea in two flavors — cheese and pepperoni.
The students’ pitch.
“[There were] lots of smiles and ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ and screams,” King who was involved with organizing the surprise, told HuffPost of the students’ reaction to the pizza. “The team of three who created the pizza were truly awestruck that their idea had made it into a real pizza.”
The pizza party may have seemed surreal to the students, but according to Doug Terfehr, the company’s director of public relations, the group’s idea was so impressive, that their pitch made its way to Pizza Hut’s CEO, who then shared it and got their chefs involved.
The company then coordinated with the students’ teacher, Anne Paoletti-Bayna, to surprise the students.
Students, upon seeing their surprise.
On the day of the surprise, Terfehr told HuffPost that the students were to take a math test, but were stopped abruptly in the middle of the exam. Nick, Sean and Allyson were called up to the front —> Read More