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Those Pizza Hut Mini Basketballs From the '90s Are Back!

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March Madness is taking us back in time this year at Pizza Hut with the return of their mini basketballs. It’s a great time for nostalgia, after we saw the McDonald’s Halloween Buckets return and the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza comeback.

Just like we saw in the 1990s, Pizza Hut is offering the mini basketballs for purchase, whether or not you buy anything on their menu. These basketballs were small and made of rubber, with the Pizza Hut logo and other things like popular cartoon characters or brands printed on them.

This promo, which starts March 14, 2023, is just one of the many March Madness restaurant specials we’re seeing roll out this year. Now, if only we could see the return of sit-down Pizza Huts and that all-you-can-eat pizza buffet.


The Pizza Hut Mini Basketballs cost $7 each and are only available with digital orders.

1990s throwback pizza hut mini basketball

Starting March 14, you can get your own Pizza Hut Mini Basketball through the Pizza Hut app or website. Each basketball costs $7 and has a red and black design with the phrase “No One Out Pizzas The Hut.”

Unlike the old days, you can’t get these mini basketballs when you walk into a Pizza Hut and place an order in person; this is exclusively for digital orders.

Note: If you want one of these collectibles, you’ll want to move quickly. There’s a limited number of mini basketballs at each Pizza Hut location.


Get a Big New Yorker Pizza for a basketball hoop pizza box.

pizza hut mini basketball, pizza box with hoop, and and big new yorker pizza

Back in the ’90s, you could get a mini basketball for free with certain meal combos during March Madness. But now you have to pay extra to get one in 2023. But at least now you can still get a free basketball hoop.

Pizza Hut rereleased the Big New Yorker Pizza in February 2023, and if you’re looking to practice your free throw while watching the game, look for the perforated circle on the box. You can punch out the hole and boom — instant basketball hoop and backboard.

These special pizza boxes will only be sold with the Big New Yorker Pizza and be available at participating locations. Make sure to contact your local Pizza Hut to find out if they’re participating.



Hang on to your Pizza Hut Mini Basketballs — the ones from the ’90s sell for around $20 online.

person holding phone with original pizza hut mini basketball for sale on ebay

Still have your Pizza Hut Mini Basketballs from the ’90s? On eBay, you can sell these collectibles for around $20 each depending on the condition of the ball and the popularity of that particular ball.

Chances are, this release will also become a collector’s item down the road.



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