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May 25, 2010 10:00 ET

Eat Well Canada! Pizza Hut's New Health Check™ Menu Items Make It Easier for Canadians to Make Healthy Choices

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) -

Editor's Note: There are four photos accompanying this press release.

As the warm weather rolls in and the days get brighter, Pizza Hut's menu is getting a whole lot lighter! Starting today, Pizza Hut fans across the country can enjoy a new health-conscious line of delicious delivery and dine-in pizzas and pastas.

Introducing Pizza Hut's new Eat Well menu, featuring Italian-inspired pizzas made on multigrain dough and oven-baked wholegrain pastas that are part of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Health Check™ program! 

To help spread the word about healthy eating, Pizza Hut has teamed up with Janet & Greta Podleski — best-selling authors and stars of the Food Network's hit TV show Eat, Shrink and Be Merry.

"With each slice weighing in at 200 calories or less, we can all enjoy Pizza Hut a little more often!" exclaims Janet.

"I'm all about taste and the pesto-marinated tomato slices and fresh veggies on the pizzas get my seal of approval," says Greta. "I'm picky about pasta too, so I was surprised how rich and tasty Pizza Hut's oven-baked pastas are," she says. "And, the 10 grams of fibre per serving isn't bad either!" chimes in Janet.

The Tasty Details about Eat Well

The new recipes, all of which reflect the great taste and quality that has made Pizza Hut an international success, feature a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. 

The pizzas are topped with healthy ingredients, including grilled chicken and pesto-marinated tomato slices, while the veggie-laden pastas feature a combination of feta and mozzarella cheeses, roasted red peppers, olives and an old-world tomato sauce. 

All recipes were carefully developed to meet the Heart and Stroke Foundation's strict nutrient criteria for sodium, fat and protein. The Eat Well menu was developed by Pizza Hut Canada and Canadians are the first in the world to try these new recipes.

"We know that many people want healthy choices when they dine out and having Health Check™ on the Pizza Hut menu helps them easily identify them," says Katie Jessop, Registered Dietitian, Heart and Stroke Foundation. "We couldn't be happier to see that one of the country's biggest restaurant chains has developed pizza and pasta items that meet the Health Check™ nutrient criteria."

"Our Canadian test kitchens have worked very hard to create healthier options that we can be proud of," says Dave Ross, Director, Pizza Hut Marketing. "We're really excited about the end result. We know Canadian pizza and pasta lovers will enjoy the multigrain dough and wholegrain pasta — and, at the same time, feel good about serving it to their friends and family."

About Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has over 320 franchised restaurants across Canada, offering dine-in, delivery and take-out. With more than 12,800 locations in 100 countries, Pizza Hut is the world's largest pizza restaurant company. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). The company's 50-year legacy of leadership and innovation has made it the recognized leader in the $37 billion pizza category. For more information, and to order online, visit www.pizzahut.ca

About Health Check

Health Check is one way the Heart and Stroke Foundation helps Canadians make healthy choices. All Health Check items meet nutrient criteria developed by the Foundation's registered dietitians based on recommendations in Canada's Food Guide. Health Check works directly with food companies and restaurants to improve the food supply by challenging them to meet stronger nutrient criteria and offer Canadians more healthy choices. Health Check is the only non-profit, independent, and neutral food information program in the country. For more information on Health Check as well as healthy eating resources, tips and recipes visit healthcheck.org.

To view a photo of Janet & Greta in the Kitchen, please visit the following link:

http://www.marketwire.com/library/20100524-1JanetGreta800.jpg

To view the photos of the Grilled Chicken Rustico Pizza, Tuscani Mediterranean Vegetable and Giardino Fresco Pizza, please visit the following links:

http://www.marketwire.com/library/20100524-2ChickenRustico800.jpg

http://www.marketwire.com/library/20100524-3TuscaniMediterraneanVeg800.jpg

http://www.marketwire.com/library/20100524-4GiardinoFrescoPizza800.jpg

Contact Information

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    please contact:
    or
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    David Weinstein
    (416) 366-7735 or Toll Free: 1-866-366-7733
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    or
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    Rebecca Crittenden
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    rcrittenden@strategicobjectives.com
    or
    Strategic Objectives
    Deb Quinn
    (416) 366-7735 or Toll Free: 1-866-366-7733
    (416) 366-2295 (FAX)
    www.strategicobjectives.com

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