NSU, Pizza Hut celebrating new partnership

Pizza Hut is the new official pizza partner of Northwestern State athletics, and the restaurant chain wants to celebrate with Demon students.

The first 500 students to visit the Pizza Hut Pop-Up event on Monday will receive free pizza and other giveaways provided by Pizza Hut and NSU. The event will take place on the Kyser Brickway from noon to 1:30 p.m.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our new partnership than by giving away my favorite food,” said Dr. Haley Taitano, NSU’s deputy athletics director. “We’re very excited about the new promotions involving Pizza Hut, and we think our fans will love them, too.”

During the three-year agreement, fans will have the opportunity to buy Pizza Hut products at select NSU home sporting events, and attendees at home football and men’s basketball games can receive exclusive discounts at Pizza Hut following a Demons win.

Additional new promotions and giveaways are in store for the spring of 2021.

Pizza Hut has one Natchitoches location on 801 Keyser Ave, and local franchisee Jesse Arnold said a second location is planning to open near campus this coming spring.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership between Pizza Hut and NSU Athletics,” Arnold said. “Nothing goes together like great pizza and great sports.

“We’re very proud of our Pizza Hut team in Natchitoches, and they are poised to deliver hot, safe and fast pizza to the entire community, especially NSU students. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our new partnership than by giving away some of our iconic pizza.”

For information on how to become an official partner of Northwestern State Athletics, contact Taitano at (318) 357-4278.