There is no shortage of things out there to feed your nostalgia right now, especially if you're a '90s kid. Dunkaroos are back, SunnyD is on shelves, and you can pack them all away in a '90s-style Igloo cooler. But in case you're still wishing we were back in a time of neon scrunchies and tiny sunglasses (other than you know, right now...), you can simply log on to Twitter where, for some reason, everyone is pining to be back at a "vintage" Pizza Hut.
My best guess about how this whole thing started is when Twitter user @Super70sSports asked followers to remember a time when a Pizza Hut pan pizza was served on a table with an actual pan. Replies from there centered around people sharing their own Pizza Hut memories from the iconic red cups to the checkered tablecloths to the delicious salad bar.
Remember when Pizza Hut pan pizzas were basically a goddamn culinary delicacy? They’d bring them out in a real fucking skillet that was piping at about 700 degrees Fahrenheit right as your third song kicked in on the jukebox after you’d played a game of Galaga. We were kings. pic.twitter.com/G7dQBRd3qQ
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) June 20, 2020
Yes. I wanted that personal pan pizza and a glass of Dr. Pepper in one of these... pic.twitter.com/8IIRm0xNck
— Matt VanHoose (@slpybeartx) June 20, 2020
I remember when They were sit down restaurants with a salad bar and pizza buffet. Get the jugs of pop sitting on the table. My mom used to bring Tupperware to put extra slices in for school lunches the following morning. I miss those days
— Unhip.OldGuy (@UOldguy) June 20, 2020
Even Pizza Hut and the Book It! program got in on the fun, with the latter reminding us that yeah, they still exist and, yeah, kids can still get free pizza just for reading books. Honestly...made me tear up a bit!!
Take us back! 🍕🕹️🎶
— PizzaHut (@pizzahut) June 21, 2020
Parents: If this thread is taking you back to a simpler time, a time when you knew finishing a book meant free Pizza Hut pizza, BOOK IT! is still around! AND we just launched a new summer program this month. Head on over to https://t.co/rdFvRO2FN3 to sign up!
— The BOOK IT! Program (@bookitprogram) June 21, 2020
Even with all of us old people waxing nostalgic about our beloved childhood pizza-related memories, some people—especially those of Gen Z—were a little bit confused. Many Pizza Huts have since switched to primarily take-out only, so understandably, they had no idea what anyone was talking about.
— Tracyismean (@Feministnerd) June 22, 2020
today i learned that pizza hut used to have dining rooms and waitstaff??
— castles n coasters #1 fan (@BeccaL_ynn) June 21, 2020
I guess the only thing there is to do for the rest of us is get a big red cup full of fountain soda, grill up a pan pizza, and yell at Gen Z-ers on TikTok about how they don't remember the good old days. Just kidding, they'd find a way to roast us back even harder. As they should! ILY '90s Pizza Hut!!!
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