Pizza by kayak: Sugar Land Pizza Hut delivers in floodwaters

‘I knew we needed to act fast,’ Pizza Hut official says

SUGARLAND, Texas – Not even the floods from Hurricane Harvey could stop a local Pizza Hut from delivering pizzas.

When Shayda Habib went to check on her restaurant in Sugarland, she heard families nearby were trapped in their homes and were running out of food.

"When I heard there were families in need, I knew we needed to act fast," Habib said. "I called my husband and asked him to gather up kayaks and meet me at the restaurant."

With a limited crew, Habib team got to work and prepared as many pizzas as possible.

The crew loaded the pizzas in delivery pouches on kayaks and delivered hot pizzas to hungry families.

Habib said she was fortunate to have the resources to be able to serve the community they live in and love.

“We are so proud of our team for seeing a need, stepping up and helping the community in a time of devastation,” Pizza Hut franchisee James Bodenstedt said.

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