Pizza Hut Worldwide Story

Just like any other successful enterprise, there’s always an interesting story to tell for each. Pizza Hut - the largest and the most successful pizza restaurant chain in the world - certainly has one of its own.

In short, in 1958, two college students from Wichita, Kansas, were approached by a family friend about opening a pizza parlor in their neighborhood.  Running a pizza business back then was still relatively fresh in America, but the two brothers saw the potential and decided to give it a try. So they borrowed US$600 from their mother as a start-up capital. They then rented a small building located in a busy district and started selling pizzas. But little did they know Pizza Hut would become a world-known brand for pizzas, pasta and many gourmet delights after half a century later.  

How the name Pizza Hut came about was nothing more than a coincidence. As the length of the restaurant signboard was good for 9 characters only, and the two brothers wanted to use “Pizza” in the name, so they decided to fill up the 3 letters room with “Hut” to tie in with the looks of the building where their first “Pizza Hut” was established

Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc., has more than 6,000 outlets across the United States and over 5,600 outlets in 94 countries around the globe today.

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