Pizza Hut

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Background of Pizza Hut

The legacy of Pizza Hut® began in 1958, when two college students from Wichita, Kansas, Frank and Dan Carney, were approached by a family friend with the idea of opening a pizza parlor. Although the concept was relatively new to many Americans at that time, the brothers quickly saw the potential of this new enterprise.

Over the past four decades the Pizza Hut has built a reputation for excellence that has earned the respect of consumers and industry experts alike. Pizza Hut’s products have been voted Number One in countless consumer surveys nationwide.

Pizza Hut®, a division of Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc., has more than 7,200 units in the U.S. and 3,000 units in more than 86 other countries. Pizza Hut is owned by Pepsi Internationals who also owns Tacobell and KFC.

Pizza Hut is commitment to quality, dedication to service and value & the qualities of entrepreneurship, growth and leadership, which have characterized its business through nearly four decades of success.

Tricon is the parent company to two other segment leaders, Taco Bell and KFC. When combined with Pizza Hut, these organizations make up the world's largest restaurant group, with almost twice as many units as McDonald's.

When it comes to leadership Pizza Hut has a proactive approach to product development and marketing. The five major products, Pan Pizza, Thin 'N Crispy® pizza, Hand-Tossed style pizza, Stuffed Crust Pizza and The Big New Yorker Pizza are loved by millions around the world and have become the standard by which all others are judged.

We are working together to run great restaurants in order to be the best at making and serving the best pizza in America. That means we're willing and able to go to any lengths to make our customer's experience with Pizza Hut® an enjoyable one. And it means we strive to present the finest products the industry has to offer, and to provide those products wherever and whenever people want them. Pizza Hut is the only franchise to offer Home Delivery Services.

Yes, we've come a long way since that opening night back in 1958 when pizzas were given away to generate interest in the fledgling business. And through the strength of our heritage, our culture and our people, we look forward to even more success in the years ahead.

|Pizza Hut Year after Year | | | | |1958 |The first Pizza Hut® restaurant opens in Wichita, Kansas, started by two college-aged brothers who borrowed $600 | | |from their mother. | | | | |1959 |Pizza Hut is incorporated in Kansas and the first franchise unit opens in Topeka, Kansas. | | | | |1965 |"Putt-Putt to Pizza Hut" musical jingle developed for Pizza Hut's first television commercial. | | | | |1967 |World's largest pizza (six feet in diameter) is baked and served at the grand opening of a Fort Worth, Texas Pizza | | |Hut® restaurant. | | | | |1968 |International...
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