YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Yokota is about to get another choice in the pizza delivery business.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will add Pizza Hut to its fast-food lineup Thursday as the chain cranks up a delivery-only service for base residents.

It plans to operate out of the BXtra store on Yokota’s west side.

The restaurant won’t offer takeout or be available during lunch, according to banners posted at the Yokota Community Center listing its hours of operation.

Pizza Hut has off-base locations throughout the Tokyo area, in which a large with no toppings typically goes for about 3,000 yen (about $26.26).

AAFES officials at Yokota and its Pacific Region headquarters on Okinawa said Tuesday they could not immediately provide additional details about the new store or its price range.

However, they indicated that Anthony’s Pizza, an AAFES-run franchise, apparently will remain in the base’s food court.

Most community members said they were unaware of Pizza Hut’s scheduled grand opening but excited about the prospect of a fresh restaurant option at Yokota.

“It sounds great,” said Airman 1st Class Robert Hoag of the 730th Air Mobility Squadron, a dorm resident. “I miss Pizza Hut, and it’s pretty expensive off base. Anthony’s is not bad, but it’s not Pizza Hut.

“When it opens, I’ll order it at least once a week.”

Tech. Sgt. Simon De Oleo of the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron said he and his family are eager for another small slice of Americana in Japan.

“It’s awesome. … I can’t wait. It’s really exciting news,” he said. “Stuff like this makes us feel a little more close to home, and that’s always good.”

Pizza Hut grand opening at Yokota Air Base, Japan

When: Thursday, Jan. 12

Hours: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Service: On-base delivery only

Telephone: DSN 227-5344

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