Wednesday, March 26, 2008

History OF Pizza Hut

How Pizza Hut Was Found
In year 1958, two college students from Wichita, Kansas, Frank and Dan Carney were approached by a family friend with the idea of opening a pizza parlor. After borrowing $600(US) 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 in the world.

Picture 1 : Pizza Hut Founder Frank and Dan Carney .

The first Pizza Hut restaurant was only small, with enough room for 25 seats. Pizza Hut has subsequently branched out and developed franchises all over the world. In fact it is diversity that has made the history of pizza hut so successful. Pizza Hut menus and recipes are not the same, different locations use different suppliers and different toppings, according to the demand of their clients. Pizza Hut has become the first company in history to deliver pizza straight to the pioneers living in outer space on the International Space Station (ISS). Pizza Hut was "spun-off" from Pepsi Cola into a company called Tricon Global Restaurants (now Yum! Brands, Inc.), in October 1997. The company is currently headquartered in Dallas.

Picture 2 : The first Pizza Hut Restaurant.

The most distinct symbol of Pizza Hut is the trademarked design of the restaurant's roof, which is painted red and slopes upward. The most commonly sold food at Pizza Hut restaurants is the "Pan Pizza", which usually comes in three different sizes, in a variety of toppings. The Pan Pizza has a thicker, chewier crust and a spicier tomato sauce. Pizza Hut has several different types of crusts to complement the Pan Pizza, including Stuffed Crust (a thinner crust, with the outermost edge wrapped around a coil of string cheese), Hand-Tossed (closer to most traditional pizzeria crusts), and Thin 'N Crispy (Pizza Hut's original crust). Probably the most common criticism of Pizza Hut's pizzas is that the pies are too greasy. This is due to the vegetable oil used to keep the pan pizzas from sticking.

Picture 3 :Pizza Hut pan pizza.

Fun Facts In Pizza Hut History
Pizza hut are the world's largest user of cheese, one of their secret recipes is the Insider pizza and that alone uses a pound of cheese on each pizza. Pizza Hut uses more than 300 million pounds of cheese annually. Pizza Hut purchases more than 3 percent of all cheese production in the United States , which requires a herd of about 170,000 dairy cows to produce it. They also use 700.000.000 pounds of pepperoni and 525.000.000 pound of tomatoes in one year. In 2007 Pizza Hut history was made again, when they were the first national pizza franchise to allow their customers to order online in Spanish. In 2001 Pizza Hut sponsored a pizza delivery to the international space station. The oldest Pizza Hut that is still functional is in Wichita, Kansas.

The Logo
When making the sign for the restaurant they only had enough room for nine letters and because they made pizza's they wanted pizza in the name, that only left 3 letters and because the restaurant looked like a hut they named it Pizza Hut, and the rest is history.
Picture 5 : Show a short history of Pizza Hut.