of Pizza Hut Since 1958
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.
borrowing $600 from their mother, they purchased some second-hand equipment
and rented a small building on a busy intersection in their home- town.
The result of their entrepreneurial efforts was the first Pizza Hut restaurant,
and the foundation for what would become the largest and most successful
pizza restaurant company in the world.
the past four decades 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 and their accomplishments as an innovative business leader
have been cited by such respected publications as Restaurant Business,
Fortune and The Wall Street Journal.
Hut, Inc., 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.
did it take to build a successful business of that magnitude? It took hard
work, to be sure. And it took a commitment to quality and a dedication
to service and value. But perhaps as much as anything, it took the qualities
of entrepreneurship, growth and leadership which have characterized Pizza
Hut's business through nearly four decades of success.
Hut franchisees, for example, exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit
which launched the system back in 1958. Through their interest and initiative,
the Pizza Hut system was able to develop new territories both in
the United States and overseas.
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.
it comes to leadership our proactive approach to product development and
marketing provides ample evidence of Pizza Hut's abilities. Beginning with
the original thin crust pizza first served in 1958, Pizza Hut
has made continuing efforts to refine their products, and to develop new
products suited to every consumer taste.
Pizza Hut's 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.
Hut is working together to run great restaurants in order to be the
best at making and serving the best pizza in America. That means they are
willing and able to go to any lengths to make their customer's experience
Pizza Hut an enjoyable one. And it means Pizza Hut strives to present the
finest products the industry has to offer, and to provide those products
wherever and whenever people want them.
Pizza Hut has 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 Pizza Hut's heritage, culture and their people,
look forward to even more success in the years ahead.......