By Hannah Chubb
March 19, 2019
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17 years after they first debuted, “P’Zone” calzones are returning to Pizza Hut restaurants nationwide—just in time for March Madness.

A cult-favorite that was taken off the menu eight years ago, the P’Zone can best be described as an inside-out pizza, with Parmesan-crusted dough stuffed with ooey-gooey cheese and savory pizza toppings, then baked and served with a side of marinara. Customers can choose from pepperoni, “meaty” and “Supremo” toppings, and the Pepperoni P’Zone will be part of Pizza Hut’s $5 Lineup promotion.

By bringing it back at the same time as March Madness (which kicks off Tuesday, March 19), Pizza Hut—the official pizza of the tournament—is hoping to reintroduce the P’Zone to pizza and basketball fans alike.

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“March Madness is one of the most captivating sports moments of the year,” said Marianne Radley, chief brand officer, Pizza Hut. “We are excited to bring back the P’Zone as part of our $5 Line-up during a time when family and friends will be gathering in anticipation and excitement. Even if your team doesn’t advance in the tournament, the P’Zone’s comeback is something we know all fans can rally around.”

The P’Zone will be available at Pizza Hut locations across the country for delivery, carryout or dine-in, so you can get a calzone on your plate no matter where you’re watching the game. And honestly, the P’Zone has a great message to remember as you’re watching the tournament: If the P’Zone can make a comeback after eight years, your team can too.

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