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Pizza Hut changes its name in honor of Super Bowl 53

This is the first year the chain has been the official pizza of the Super Bowl

To celebrate its first year as the official pizza of the Super Bowl, Pizza Hut is temporarily changing its name.

Please meet Pizza Hut Hut.

NFL named the chain its official pizza last February, but this is Pizza Hut’s first run as Super Bowl’s signature slice.

Pizza Hut’s website already reflects the change, and USA Today reports an Atlanta location will temporarily rebrand itself with a new sign.

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The company will also debut two new Super Bowl ads featuring its Abraham Lincoln character already seen in commercials for Pizza Hut’s $5 deal menu. 

In one, USA Today reports, Lincoln attends a football viewing party. In the other, he's playing video games with his son, who tells him, "You're dead."

Pizza Hut will offer a game day special of $7.99 for a two-topping pie, and Super Bowl viewers in Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina and Ohio can order beer with their pizza from select restaurants.

» Photos: More former Pizza Hut buildings in metro Atlanta

Super Bowl 53 will pit the Super Bowl serial contenders New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3 in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The game airs at 6:30 p.m. on CBS. 

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