Pizza Hut is reviving a menu item from the 1990s that fans have been demanding: The Big New Yorker.
Pizza Hut debuted The Big New Yorker in 1999. Measuring 16 inches across, the pie is 30 percent bigger than the restaurant’s standard large pizza. The shareable dish takes inspiration from the classic to-go pies found in New York pizzerias. It’s made with sweet marinara sauce, and the floppy slices are engineered to be folded in half like authentic New York-style pizza.
Though it had its fans, The Big New Yorker wasn’t popular enough to earn a permanent place on Pizza Hut’s menu. The product has been discontinued for two decades, but it hasn’t been forgotten. A petition on Change.org has received more than 3500 signatures urging the pizza’s return.
This year, those customers will finally get what they want. Pizza Hut is reinstating the pizza to menus nationwide on February 1, 2023—just in time for the Super Bowl on February 12. While Pizza Hut hasn’t given an end date for the promotion, The Big New Yorker will be available only for a limited time, so pick one up while you can.
While you wait on The Big New Yorker’s return, you can salivate over it by watching the following commercial for it from 1999.