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Pizza Hut hikes prices for late-night orders

·Personal Finance Editor
·2-min read
A composite image of someone holding Australian $50 notes and the Pizza Hut logo on the exterior of a store.
Pizza Hut is hiking prices on late night orders. (Source: Getty)

Pizza Hut has announced it will be hiking prices by 10 per cent on orders placed after 10:00pm as rising inflation puts pressure on the chain.

The late-night surcharge means a large pepperoni pizza, which is around $14.50, would cost around $15.90 instead.

A barbeque meatlovers, normally around $19.45, would be around $21.40 instead.

Garlic bread, normally $5.45, would cost around $6.

Pizza Hut CEO Phil Reed said the decision to hike prices was in response to higher costs and staff shortages.

“Historically, we’ve been very reliant on international students,” Reed said, according to the AFR.

Cost of living bites

Soaring inflation and sharp interest rate rises have many Aussies rethinking their spending habits, with “fun” expenses on the chopping block for many households.

Going to restaurants was the first thing Aussies had been cutting back on, according to a Finder survey of more than 2,000 people.

Almost a quarter (22 per cent) said they would forgo meals out to save money.

Online shopping was also a popular expense to bin, with 13 per cent putting it down as the first thing they would stop doing if their budget was under pressure.

TV subscriptions were also a popular sacrifice (10 per cent), followed by nights out at the pub (9 per cent).

Others were prepared to cut their gym memberships (6 per cent), takeaway coffees (6 per cent), car trips (5 per cent) and even heating and cooling in the home (5 per cent).

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