PUBLIC OPINION > No Pizza Hut Proposals, Please
Living 2012/02/13 14:00:00
A little over a year ago, McDonald's started offering wedding packages in Hong Kong, and it saw a suprising amount of success. It never caught on with American chains, but it may have been the inspiration behind Pizza Hut's Ultimate Valentine’s Day Proposal in a Box. The deal includes a $10 Dinner Box (medium one-topping pizza, breadsticks, cinnamon sticks, dipping sauces), as well as a professional videographer, a bouquet of flowers, limo service, and even a ruby engagement ring -- all for the low, low price of $10,010. How could anyone turn down a deal like that? We're predicting 100% in favor, but we asked SodaHeads for their opinions anyway.
Proposing at Pizza Hut: Sweet or... Cheesy?
75% Think It's a Cheesy Idea (And They Don't Mean It in a Good Way)
Seriously? You're not all jumping up and down at the chance to blow $10K on a trip to Pizza Hut? Huh. Actually, we're a little surprised it got as much support as it did. One in four people think it's a good idea, and the Top Opinion, with 15 raves, was a big thumbs up. One commenter made this case: "Suppose the couple met there? Suppose they know each other to be the kind of silly types who love some ironic thing? ... Then it's absolutely appropriate and might be THE ultimate most perfect time and place." Hey, you never know. If McDonald's can break the wedding business...
Men Are More Hesitant
You might assume men were the bigger supporters here, but there is one important factor in the gender category: the price. Men were 6% less likely to encourage the offer, and we suspect the price tag may have done them in a little. There are probably plenty of guys out there who would prefer to chow down while they propose... but not for 10 grand! Plus, you wouldn't want to offend that special someone.
Less Appetizing With Age
Naturally, older voters were less inclined to go with the Pizza Hut proposal. Maybe they take the event more seriously, or maybe the idea of spending $10,010 on a proposal is a little too real. Or maybe their arteries just can't handle the cheesy, greasy goodness of a medium one-topping pizza. Oddly, there was a spike in support for the 55-64 group (45%) and the retired (37%).
Athletes Are Opposed
Respondents who try to keep in shape would hardly touch the issue. Even if you could write the idea off as silly and fun, it's still Pizza Hut -- not an excellent choice in terms of nutrition. Conversely, respondents with "love handles" were more likely to embrace the idea than most.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our original poll about the Pizza Hut Proposal Box. We'd love to hear from you!
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