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Pizza Hut to give away pizza as promo

DALLAS Pizza Hut said it will give away slices of its revamped Hand-Tossed Style Pizza nationwide on Tuesday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in what it says is first promotion of that style of pizza in more than 20 years.

Bill Ogle, Pizza Hut chief marketing officer, said: “This is the first time we've given away pizza slices nationally because we think this pizza is so good that we want everyone to try it.”

The pizza giveaway is the first "assignment" for the newly named Honorary Vice President of Pizza, who was selected by voters nationwide earlier this year. Nick Mathis, 24, of Crystal Lake, Ill., was given the title after he won the America's Favorite Pizza Fan video contest with his submission.

The VP of Pizza contest began in February with participants submitting a two-minute video on YouTube showcasing their passion for Pizza Hut pizza. Out of a field of more than 100 candidates, three finalists were chosen based on creativity, public appeal and originality. Nearly 30,000 online votes were received to select the contest winner.

Nick's winning video, "The Great American Pizza Fan," as well as the first place and runner-up entries can be viewed online at

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