Whither Pizza Hut?

It’s a Monday night and we’re exhausted after returning from a long weekend out of town, and just got word of a loved one’s passing, so we decide to order a pizza instead of cooking, opting for one of our favorites – Pizza Hut.

So we dial the number on our “Just $10!” coupon and we hear, “Thank you for calling the Pizza Hut [on upper De La Vina Street]. This store is now closed and no longer accepting orders … We thank you for your patronage … and if ever in Santa Maria …,” then they kindly give that address and sign off with “Thank you and have a nice day.”

What the heck, did the $10 coupon do them in? Did we miss the memo and/or news article/story about Pizza Hut’s passing in Santa Barbara? Why couldn’t they hold on until football season?

Inquiring minds want to know!

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Plastic Bags? Throw ‘Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

Cal and UCLA took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.

MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.

County Half-Jokes It Wants Cannabis ‘World Domination’

A government executive implores growers to get legal before time runs out.