Furious Reaction As Pizza Hut Advertise For 'Decent Good Looking Girls'

Dave Edwards

It's been quite some week for Pizza Hut.

It started with the announcement that they are trailing the world's first subconscious menu, using retina reading technology that determines which ingredients a customer really wants on their pizza based upon the time they check out the item. However, it'll be rather interesting to see how the toppings war works out for those who prefer to share a large pizza.

Then, just as the pizza giant was attracting positive attention for this exciting menu innovation, things took a turn for the worse in the world of Pizza Hut.

No, your eyes do not deceive you. This is the actual advert that Pizza Hut Leatherhead placed on Gumtree. You can only assume that the employee who believed that advertising for "decent good looking girls" in the year 2014 is a few slices short of a 14-inch double pepperoni. Either that or it was a particularly brave and stupid publicity stunt.

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Incredibly, it took three weeks before the advert was removed -- and only after it caused suitable outrage on social media and Pizza Hut receiving numerous angry complaints. Speaking to The Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, Jackie Quinn, Leatherhead's Chamber of Commerce president, tore into the company, urging them to make an example of the offending employee.

"I would like to see their head on a block and they should be made an example of because, in this day and age, it's unacceptable and the company should have procedures in place to have kept that from happening."

For their part, Pizza Hut head office appear to be washing their hands of the incident, and have placed the blame firmly at the feet of their Leatherhead franchise.

"We do not condone this advertisement, which goes against the guidelines, policies and practices of Pizza Hut. It was an individual error of judgment from an employee, which was quickly taken down, and the issue is now being managed internally. We do not tolerate any discrimination of any kind and are committed to creating equal opportunities in a safe working environment."

A spokesman for the Leatherhead Pizza Hut franchise has refused to comment on the advert beyond stating "it has been dealt with and taken down."

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