Pizza Hut staff change their names to Leicester City players

Free all you can eat for Foxes players, then?

Leicester City Premier League trophy
Champions Leicester City lift the Premier League title. Image Picture Michael Regan/Getty

The Staff at Pizza Hut have changed their names by deed poll to those of Leicester City players.

Employees at Leicester’s Haymarket branch will now serve customers as Jamie Vardy, Wes Morgan, Riyad Mahrez et al.

In total 12 members of staff have switched names to celebrate their team’s “incredible achievement in a unique way”.

Even branch manager Charlotte Smith is getting in on the act, changing her name to Claudio Ranieri.

“Fans will now be able to enjoy a delicious meal and drinks in the Hut served by their favourite star player. Whoever thought this would be possible?,” PA quotes Smith as saying.

“We’re so proud of how far the Foxes have come and pleased to announce that we now have the very best line-up in the country. We can’t wait to celebrate and pay tribute to the team.”

No doubt the Pizza Hut Haymarket staff were inspired by Ranieri’s promise earlier in the season to buy his City players free pizza if they managed to keep a clean sheet. They did just that against Crystal Palace and never looked back.

Dilly ding, dilly dong as the man himself would say.

Pizza Hut and English football go back even further than this. After Gareth Southgate’s Euro 96 penalty nightmare, he starred in an advert with Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle. Brown paper bags and Chicken Supremes all round…

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