Pizza Hut Is Winning the Pizza Wars Again—Here's Why

Domino's, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns are pizza industry leaders. Many Americans would choose one of the three quick-service pizza chains

The best of the three brands would be difficult to choose, but recent sales statistics reveal that Pizza Hut ended 2022 strongly while Domino's and Papa Johns faltered.

Since Domino's and Papa Johns have outperformed the competitor brand in the pizza wars for years, this is impressive. Domino's eclipsed

Pizza Hut as the world's largest pizza business by store count in 2021 after increasing systemwide sales. Pizza Hut closed hundreds of shops

due to the COVID-19 outbreak and saw its 2020 sales decrease while Domino's and Papa Johns witnessed strong improvements.

This pattern changed in 2022. The year saw Pizza Hut's international same-store sales rise 1% while its U.S. sales fell 1%. Fourth quarter 2022

was the chain's best. The quarter saw 4% same-store sales growth and 5% system sales growth. 

What's behind this good showing? The launch of Pizza Hut's new portable Melts line in October drove sales, according to Yum! Brands

Pizza Hut Melts resemble folded pizzas. Cheese and toppings are wrapped in the chain's Thin N' Crispy crust and served with dipping

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