At Pizza Hut, they’re still, “Makin’ It Great,” just not legible.
Jon Titus sent this photo in and and says that the people at his local Pizza Hut tape these receipts to the pizza boxes ready for pickup. “That way, receipts don’t get lost and I don’t end up with the wrong pizza. But… the Pizza Hut cash register uses heat-sensitive receipt paper. Well, at least customers know they get a red hot pizza, right from the oven. “
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