Pizza Hut shoots and scores with the return of its interactive hoop pizza box

Pizza Hut March Madness Basketballs and hoop boxes, photo provided by Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut March Madness Basketballs and hoop boxes, photo provided by Pizza Hut /

With March Madness around the corner, many people are looking to grab a pizza and watch all the action. But, as the shot clock clicks down, the nervous energy can have some people longing to bring some good fortune to their favorite teams. The Pizza Hut interactive hoop pizza box  and mini basketballs are back and everyone will score with this special offering.

The end of college basketball season and pizza combine for a big food win. Even if people can debate over the preferred pizza topping or the specific crust style, the reality is that pizza is always a crowd pleaser.

This year, Pizza Hut is serving a taste of nostalgia with the return of its interactive hoop pizza box and 2023 Mini Basketballs. Available starting March 14 for a limited time, the basketball feature the brand’s catchphrase, “No One Out Pizza’s The Hut.” The mini basketballs are available for $7.

As Lindsay Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer at Pizza Hut, “We’re back again for the seventh year as the official pizza of March Madness and we wanted to do something special for pizza loving basketball fans. That’s why we’re bringing back a fan-favorite item, our Mini Basketballs, to pair perfectly with pizza orders during the tournament and unveiling interactive hoop pizza box packaging for customers to get into the basketball action at home.”

Pizza Hut hoop pizza box and mini basketballs
Pizza Hut Mini Basketballs and interactive hoop pizza box, photo provided by Pizza Hut /

Over the years, Pizza Hut has played off fan’s nostalgic connection to the brand. From the décor from the original restaurants to the return of the Big New Yorker, people want that taste of the familiar. Even if it is not exactly a step back in time, it is food memory that can bridge the gap between present and past.

Given that March Madness can be a time where people think back to their college days and feel closer to their alma mater, it is the perfect time to offer that slice of nostalgia. Even if the kids might give that “eye roll” to the recounting of the “younger days,” the reality is that those moments around the pizza box can be quite enjoyable. And, the person who gets the most baskets might get the last slice.

The Pizza Hut interactive hoop pizza boxes and mini basketballs will be available starting on March 14. Check with local restaurants for availability.