October 26, 1989 |
The five-member Newtown Township Zoning Hearing Board has granted, with conditions, a special exception to Pizza Hut Inc. for a take out/delivery operation at 33 S. Newtown Rd. The hearing on the request was continued from Sept. 21, when the board, concerned about traffic, safety and parking, asked for clarification on several issues. The conditional approval was unanimous. Although the board continued to express concern about increased traffic density on Route 252 during the operation's peak hours on Friday nights, it granted the special exception with the following conditions: That lighted entrance and exit signs be installed.
April 26, 1990 |
Fort Washington resident Sharon Ashley knew what was happening, but there was nothing she could do except watch as a car plowed into the Pizza Hut on Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown about 7:40 p.m. Friday. "We would have been out of there in seconds," Ashley recalled Tuesday. "We were just putting the tip on the table. " But, as fate would have it, she and her three sons, Steven, 11; Daniel, 9, and Jonathon, 7, were still at the table when Francis William Ganzel, 78, got his foot stuck on the accelerator and came speeding over from Roy Rogers into the side wall of the Pizza Hut, at 835 Bethlehem Pike.
November 2, 1993 |
Wawa knows that man does not live by hoagies alone. Sometimes, man craves a breakfast burrito or pan pizza. Accordingly, the locally based convenience-store chain has hooked up with PepsiCo Inc., the junk-food giant, to sell Taco Bell and Pizza Hut fast food through several Wawa stores. A prototype "food court" opened yesterday at the Wawa at 1666 S. Delaware Ave., recently remodeled and expanded to include the new pizza and Mexican food-service counters. Signs for the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell concessions went up on the store's walls last week, and right away Judi Bernardi, the store's supervisor, knew Wawa was onto something big. "People were grabbing me in the parking lot: 'When are we gonna get the tacos?
January 26, 1995 |
Duanne Scavicchio is hoping that a second chance, free pizza and more than 2,000 students' taste buds will give him a piece of the pie. Scavicchio, owner of Scavicchio's Pizzeria & Deli in the Springwater Plaza in Concord, has been embroiled with the Garnet Valley school board since last fall over his bid for the district's pizza contract. Garnet Valley has been buying pizza from a Domino's outlet in Chadds Ford and from a Pizza Hut restaurant in Aston, neither of which are in the district.
September 13, 1989 |
A pizza parlor isn't a pizza parlor, at least not when it operates a takeout business under the red-tiled roof of Pizza Hut of America. In that case, according to Pizza Hut attorney Jerald Batoff, it's a bakery. Arguing his case to the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment last week, Batoff contended that the Department of Licenses & Inspections erred in classifying a Pizza Hut outlet. The department's mislabeling forced his appeal for a zoning variance, he said. Pizza Hut's takeout centers are not "takeout restaurants," he said at the session Thursday in City Hall Annex.
September 18, 1989 |
Four-hundred three-on-three basketball teams took to the court at St. Joseph's University over the weekend to compete in the Pizza Hut/Pepsi Hoop- It-Up tournament. The teams battled it out in a double-elimination competition for the right to advance to the national finals in Las Vegas Dec. 11-13. Philadelphia was the 10th stop on the 18-city Hoop-It-Up tour.
March 24, 1986 |
Pizza Hut of America Inc. is seeking special permission from the Haverford Township Zoning Hearing Board to build a restaurant on Township Line Road south of Darby Road. The board focused its attention on traffic that would be generated onto Township Line Road, already a heavily traveled four-lane roadway, when it heard Pizza Hut's application Thursday night. The board noted that the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) must approve changes affecting Township Line Road, which is a state highway.
May 12, 2011
A Philadelphia man was convicted Wednesday of five armed robberies over nine days in October 2008 and faces a sentence of more than 100 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Devon Brinkley, 24, and four codefendants robbed two Dunkin' Donuts shops in Philadelphia, a Dunkin' Donuts and a Pizza Hut in Upper Darby, and a McDonald's in Radnor, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release. Brinkley's codefendants had all pleaded guilty. Brinkley was convicted of robbery, conspiracy, and weapons charges carrying a mandatory 107-year sentence, prosecutors said.
August 10, 2011
A Philadelphia man who participated in a string of neighborhood robberies was sentenced Tuesday to more than 107 years in federal prison. Devon Brinkley, 24, and four other men robbed two Dunkin' Donuts shops in Philadelphia, a Dunkin' Donuts and a Pizza Hut in Upper Darby, and a McDonald's in Radnor over nine days in October 2008. A jury convicted Brinkley in May of multiple counts of conspiracy, robbery, and gun offenses. U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller also ordered Brinkley to make restitution of almost $21,000.
July 19, 1994
When you hear about 16-year-olds shooting people for their sneakers or 15- year-olds shooting elderly shopkeepers for a few dollars from their cash registers, you wonder why these punks need protection from the state. The state, you might argue, needs protection from them. District Attorney Lynne Abraham is playing on such fears in the series of hard-nosed policies she has proposed toward juvenile offenders. These measures sound good to people afraid that violent teen-agers are getting away with murder because of legal technicalities.