I've been a big Pizza Hut guy since I was mere a Pizza Hut lad. From reading countless books to get free personal pan pizzas through the "Book It" reading club at school, to those rad '90s red thick plastic cups, and a Pac-Man machine in every restaurant, I've loved me some Pizza Hut pizza in my life.

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Tyler's newest Pizza Hut will host its Grand opening on July 29th.

Tyler is currently home to three of these popular pizza franchises but we will soon be getting our fourth. And along with its grand opening, the opportunity for all of us to get free pizza for a year.

“Flynn Restaurant Group is excited to bring the Pizza Hut dining experience to Tyler,” said Randy Bates, Vice President of Marketing. “We approach each of our new locations as an investment in the community through job creation and philanthropic initiatives. We look forward to delivering great tasting food and impeccable customer, service to new guests in the greater Tyler area.”

You're going to want to arrive to the newest Pizza Hut location (located at 3905 University Blvd. in Tyler) early in the morning to win. According to CBS 19the grand opening celebration event will take place on Friday, July 29th -- and that days is your chance at free pizza for a year -- they will giveaway FREE Pizza for one year to the first 25 guests in line.

And as expected they are looking to hire, with available positions including delivery drivers, cooks, shift leaders and managers. For more information, including details on employment opportunities, text “PIZZA” to “52345” or visit HutAmerican.com/Careers.

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