Pizza Hut restaurants history
The first Pizza Hut restaurant was opened in Wichita, Kansas, in 1958. It was owned and operated by Dan and Frank Kerney. The first home office was built in Wichita in order to manage a business consisting of 145 restaurants Pizza Hut.
The red roof was adopted for decorating restaurants in 1969. The first restaurant
Pizza Hut was opened in Mexico City. Pizza Hut becomes the network of pizzerias number 1 in the world - both in terms of sales, and in terms of the number of restaurants 2 years later. Pizzeria shares appear on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. In the same year, restaurants open in the UK and Japan. Pan Pizza appears in the menu. Opens the 4000th restaurant in 1980. Pizza Hut celebrates the opening of its 5000th restaurant located in Dallas, Texas in 1986. Widespread distribution service as a new concept.
In 1988 Pizza Hut celebrates its 30th anniversary and 6000 points of sales around the world, including restaurants and delivery services. Pizza Hut restaurant оpens on Gorky Street in Moscow, with 400 seats on 3 floors 2 years later. The intensive development of the network throughout the world continues. The first pizza In 1992 in Warsaw was opened in 1992. It is located in Mariott Hotel Warsaw.
Pizza Hut is a restaurant chain with more than 34 thousand outlets in 100 countries of the world. Pizza Hut is part of the Yum! Brands.
Founded in 1958 by brothers Den and Frank Carney, in Witchita, Kansas. He specializes in the preparation of American pizza, as well as such side dishes as pasta, chicken wings, crispbread, garlic bread. It is the largest pizza chain in the world.
There are two types of restaurants operating under the Pizza Hut brand: Pizza Hut for family meals and Pizza Hut Express fast food. Family-owned pizzerias differ from fast foods by more efficient, more varied menu of places and more service personnel.
In the late 1950s, brothers Den and Frank Carney were students at State University in Wichita, Kansas, USA. But they thought not only about their studies, they dreamed of opening their own business.
Why did they choose a pizzeria? History is silent about this. Perhaps due to the fact that this dish was little known in those places.
They borrowed $ 600 from their mother, which was a large amount at the time. The brothers rented a small restaurant with 25 seats.
Then it was necessary to come up with a name, this process took very little time. The old building that Den and Frank rented looked like a hut or shack - hut in English. This is how the name Pizza Hut was born.
The first Pizza Hut opened on June 15, 1958. Things went well right away, a few months later the restaurant was bringing in $ 500-800 a week.
The Carney brothers knew right away that they were right in choosing a business. To make more money, you need to open more restaurants than Den and Frank Carney immediately took up.
In 1959, the Pizza Hut franchise was launched. Dick Hassour, manager of one of the Pizza Hut restaurants, signed a franchise agreement and opened the first franchised restaurant in Topeka, Kansas. This agreement gave him the right to use the registered trademark Pizza Hut, secret recipes, and receive management assistance.
In 1968, Pizza Hut went overseas to the United States - the brand's first restaurant was opened in Canada. In 1969, the first Pizza Hut restaurant opens in Mexico in the city of Guadalajara. In 1970, Pizza Hut comes to Australia.
In 1971, Pizza Hut became the world's # 1 pizza restaurant chain, both in terms of sales and number of restaurants.
In 1972, Pizza Hut goes public and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In the same year, the brand's thousandth restaurant opens in Pizza Hut's hometown of Wichita.
In 1973, Pizza Hut restaurants open in Japan and England.
About 3 years have passed since the opening of the thousandth restaurant, in 1975 the two thousandth Pizza Hut restaurant was opened in Independence (Missouri, USA).
In 1977, PepsiCo bought the Pizza Hut company and restaurant chain. With unlimited resources from the parent company, Pizza Hut begins to grow with renewed vigor. In the same year, the three thousandth restaurant opens in Arlington (Texas, USA). In 1980, thenumberof restaurants reaches 4 thousand.
In1985, PizzaHutbegan delivering pizza to your home, in addition, pizzerias began serving at counters and selling pizza in separate pieces.
In 1986, the five thousandth Pizza Hut restaurant opens in Dallas (Texas).
In 1988, Pizza Hut celebrates its 30th anniversary. By this time, there are already 6,000 restaurants in the world.
In 1990, the first Pizza Hut restaurant in the USSR was opened in Moscow.
The ten thousandth restaurant of the chain opened in 1993 in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
In 1995, Pizza Hut moves its headquarters to Dalls, Texas.
In 1997, PepsiCo decided to leave the restaurant business, in part because it was not generating the expected profit, and in part because rival chains refused to sell Pepsi-Cola and other products of the corporation. This year, PepsiCo spun off the restaurant chains it owned (KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell) into a separate company, Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. In 2002, Tricon Global Restaurants changed its name to Yum! Brands.
In 1997, the first and only president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, took part in the filming of a commercial for Pizza Hut.
In 2012, Pizza Hut restaurants in Moscow were acquired by a third-party company, but on December 30, 2013, Pizza Hut restaurant reopened in Moscow.
The company announced a rebranding that began on November 19, 2014 in an attempt to boost sales that had fallen in the previous two years. The menu has been expanded, for example, 11 new branded pizzas have been added. The work form for employees has also been updated.
In 2017, Pizza Hut was listed at number 24 by UK company Richtopia as one of the 200 most influential brands in the world.
In June 2019, representatives of Pizza Hut announced that the company is returning its logo, which was used from 1967 to 1999.
On August 7, 2019, Pizza Hut announced its intention to close about 500 of its 7496 U.S. restaurants by mid-2021.
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