Thursday, June 13, 2024

Florida Pizza Hut Won’t Deliver to Black Neighborhood After Dark

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*According to the Miami New Times, if you live in the Sistrunk neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the local Pizza Hut will not deliver to you after 7 p.m.

Writer Adam Weinstein pointed out that the popular eatery located on 1239 S. Federal Highway has this policy prominently displayed of not accepting nighttime deliveries to the district that includes Sistrunk Boulevard.

The note tells employees not to accept deliveries for the northwestern district after 7 p.m. but orders made before 7 p.m.must be delivered.

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As reported by TheRoot, the neighborhood is home to several historical places in the black community, “such as the Old Dillard Museum, which commemorates the city’s first school for black children, and the Dr. James F. Sistrunk Historical Marker, named after Broward County’s first black doctor.”

The outlet also notes that Florida also has a history of discrimination complaints involving pizza delivery. In 2000, Domino’s had to settle with the Justice Department after customers near Jacksonville accused the chain of discrimination. Two years later, Tarpon Springs’ city attorney threatened to revoke Pizza Hut’s operational license when a location stopped making deliveries to a predominantly black neighborhood.

Pizza Hut defended its policies, calling it an issue of driver safety.

The New Times reached out to the Pizza Hut, where a manager said that the delivery cut-off is a corporate policy.


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