A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 29, 2011
Pizza Slut (Pizza Hut nickname)

Pizza Hut fast food restaurants have been nicknamed “Pizza Slut” since at least 1989. The highly derogatory word “slut” was used probably for the rhyme with “hut” and to imply cheapness.


Wikipedia: Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut (corporately known as Pizza Hut, Inc.) is an American restaurant chain and international franchise that offers different styles of pizza along with side dishes including pasta, buffalo wings, breadsticks, and garlic bread.

Pizza Hut is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (the world’s largest restaurant company) with approximately 34,000 restaurants, delivery/carry-out locations, and kiosks in 100 countries.

Urban Dictionary
Pizza Slut
Slang word for Pizza Hut.
Do you want to go to Barfy’s, Hardon’s, or Taco Smell?
by andy1 May 14, 2005

Google Groups: comp.risks
Newsgroups: comp.risks
From: (RISKS FORUM, Peter G. Neumann—Coordinator)
Date: 27 Apr 89 19:11:48 GMT
Local: Thurs, Apr 27 1989 2:11 pm
Subject: RISKS DIGEST 8.65

Date:  Thu, 27 Apr 89 4:14:22 EDT
From: “Robert J. Reschly Jr.”
Subject:  Jukebox foolishness

Here is yet another example of microprocessor programming foolishness: When several of us went to the local Pizza Slut for supper this evening, we were seated next to the jukebox.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Newsgroups: rec.humor
From: (Martin Mahan)
Date: 11 Sep 90 18:56:53 GMT
Local: Tues, Sep 11 1990 1:56 pm
Subject: Re: Beer

Pizza Hut-> Pizza slut

Google Groups: alt.peeves
Newsgroups: alt.peeves
From: (Kirk to Enterprise—beam down yeoman Rand and a six-pack.)
Date: 16 Nov 91 05:42:57 GMT
Local: Sat, Nov 16 1991 12:42 am
Subject: Re: Pizza Hut

Oh my goodness, they have Pizza Slut in Finland now?

Google Books
Slang & Sociability:
In-group language among college students

By Connie C. Eble
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press
1996
Pg. 128:
Nearby fast-food restaurants are Toxic Hell for ‘Taco Bell’ and Pizza Slut for ‘ Pizza Hut’.

Google Groups: alt.food.mcdonalds
Newsgroups: alt.food.mcdonalds
From: (Geist)
Date: 1996/05/07
Subject: Taco Hell, Pizza Slut, any others?

List:
Taco Hell
Pizza Slut

Google News Archive
14 October 1996, Lawrence (KS) Journal-World, “Pizza parlors have a language of their own: Screamers, carp all in a day’s work” by David Harley (Knight-Ridder News Service), pg. 2D, col. 6:
Another rival, Pizza Hut, is called Pizza Slut.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • (0) Comments • Tuesday, March 29, 2011 • Permalink