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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.

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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7 thoughts on “Florida Pizza Hut Won’t Deliver To Black Neighborhood After Dark

  1. Sue, sue, sue. Cold fries? Sue. Coffee too hot? Sue. You don’t like something? Sue. Get a grip. You or your girlfriend volunteer to deliver at night. Prove them wrong. Personal safety first. Make neighborhood safe for everybody.

  2. Tim Green on said:

    If there is OBJECTIVE evidence that this area is highly dangerous for their drivers after certain times then they could be sued by a driver if they went there & was injured, robbed etc etc, similar to how apartment complexes with known criminal activies can be sued by a victim if they go there & something happens to them … now if no evidence exists now thats a whole different situation then … our society has become a finger pointing one, things like this are the outcome

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