their signature red roof and the tag line, "gather round
the good stuff", Pizza Hut is the largest pizza franchise
on the planet.
With a fun, tasty way to get pizza fast at over 34,000 locations
in 100 countries, Pizza Hut is a true American success story that
began under humble circumstances as a local Midwest pizza joint.
under the YUM! brands banner - which also includes such fast food
giants as KFC
Bell - Pizza Hut is a multi-billion dollar operation employing
30,000 employees worldwide.
world's largest pizza franchise was born in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas,
when brothers Dan and Frank Carney decided to go into the pizza
making business with $600 borrowed from their mother. Buying used
pizza making equipment in a rented building in downtown Wichita,
the Carneys gave away pizzas on opening night to attract customers.
The gambit worked, and soon Pizza Hut was off and running with
their first franchise opened the following year in Topeka, Kansas.
the 1960's, the opening of their 150th US franchise also marked
the opening of first Pizza Hut in Canada. From there, the company
expanded into Munich, Germany, and Sydney, Australia.
1971, Pizza Hut was already the world's largest pizza chain with
1,000 franchises and millions of dollars in earnings. A year later,
the chain gained a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
expanding into Japan and the UK, advertising played a key role
in their continued growth as the company's advertising budget
more than tripled throughout the 70's to raise Pizza Hut's US
the attention of Pepsico in 1977, Pizza Hut was purchased by the
soft drink giant that resulted in explosive growth throughout
the 80's and 90's soon goading even fast food giant McDonald's
in 1989 to launch "McPizza" (one of their few marketing
failures up to that time.)
under Pepsico's restaurant arm, YUM! Brands, Pizza Hut remains
a worldwide phenomenon and is a popular favorite in far-flung
cities from Miami to Moscow.
the years, TV and print advertising campaigns have focused on
celebrity appearances by such names as Ringo Starr, Jessica Simpson
and the Muppets. Owing to its popularity as a convenient party
snack food on game days, Pizza Hut is also an annual mainstay
of the wildly anticipated Super
Bowl TV commercial lineup.
Thin & Crispy Pizza, Stuffed Crust Pizza, Stuffed Pan Pizza,
The Big New Yorker Pizza, The Edge Pizza, Pan Pizza
Pizza Hut toppings
- pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, chicken, red onions, black
olives, green peppers, bacon, mushroom, beef, pork, tomatoes
Pizza Hut Lovers & Supremes Menu
Pepperoni Lovers, Meat Lovers, Cheese Lovers, Curry Chicken Lovers,
Sausage Lovers, Seafood Supreme, Chicken Supreme, Super Supreme,
Super Hawaiian Supreme, Hawaiian Lovers
Eat Tiny Price menu - Pizza Rolls, the P'Zone Pizza, Personal
Panormous Pizza, and the Pizza Mia Pizza
Pizza Hut sides - 6 pc Sweet & Spicy Drumlets, Breadsticks
w/ Dip, garlic bread, beef lasagna, 10 pc Sweet & Spicy Drumlets,
Hut Locations Worldwide
More about Pizza Hut around the Web:
Hut.com - The official site offering information on current
specials and promotions, online ordering and delivery, store locations
finder, menu and nutrition information, company history.
Hut - Wikipedia - Good overview of its history, notable
advertising campaigns, company stats and related resources, photos.
Hut, Inc. - Company History - Detailed financial history
chronicling company successes, earnings, notable product launches,
and advertising campaigns.
Hut History - Brief story chronicling the rise of Pizza
Hut from its humble beginnings in Wichita, Kansas with accompanying
photo and fun facts.
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