The largest pizza restaurant company in the world, Pizza Hut, is giving away 50 special-edition pizzas topped with almost $100 worth of 24-karat gold this upcoming Sunday, just in time for the Big Game.
For those unfamiliar with the “Big Game,” it marks an ongoing college football rivalry between UC Berkeley’s California Golden Bears and Stanford’s Cardinal teams. The first Big Game took place over a century ago in the year 1892. In the last six matches, Stanford has claimed victory.
This year’s Big Game is scheduled to take place on February 7, 2016.
On game day, Pizza Hut will be giving away their limited-edition Golden Garlic Knots Pizza to 50 randomly selected winners.
According to Pizza Hut, the extravagant topping is edible.
For those who win, not only will they receive a gold covered pizza delivered in a special box, they’ll also receive a $100 Pizza Hut Gold Card, the company announced in a press release.
Pizza Hut’s vice president of marketing, Jared Drinkwater, explained in a statement that the company’s limited-edition pizza is intended to commemorate the “Golden Anniversary of the Big Game” being played in the Golden State.
It’s not every day that the Golden Anniversary of the Big Game is played in the Golden State, so we felt it was only appropriate to celebrate with a limited-edition Golden Garlic Knots Pizza
According to Drinkwater, the pizza is not only “topped with about $100 worth of incredibly cool, real edible gold”, it is “the ultimate addition” to any Sunday football party.
This handmade pizza starts with our all-new, great-tasting Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza, which is then topped with about $100 worth of incredibly cool, real edible gold to make this pizza the ultimate addition to any football party on Sunday.
NFL wide receiver Golden Tate with the Detroit Lions, who is serving as the new pizza’s “honorary representative,” was quoted by Pizza Hut as having said that he’d “still think this pizza was petty cool” even if his name wasn’t Golden. He added that the company “is always trying new things to make pizza night even more special and this pizza is a perfect way to celebrate the Big Game this Sunday.”
Even if my name wasn’t Golden, I’d still think this pizza was pretty cool […] Pizza Hut is always trying new things to make pizza night even more special and this pizza is a perfect way to celebrate the Big Game this Sunday.
Those interested in getting their hands on this new limited-edition pie can either order a Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza on game day or send a request by email to [email protected]. Delivery, dine-in and carryout customers are all eligible to win. The golden pizza giveaway is only available to fans in select markets across the United States.
The pizza itself, which comes with one topping and a couple of cups of marinara sauce, sells for $12.99 and comes topped with 16 cheese-stuffed garlic knots.
Come game day, Pizza Hut is expecting to sell over 2.5 million pizzas.
Official contest rules can be found on the company’s website.