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Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut


It all started in 1958 in Wichita USA, when brothers Dan and Frank Carney opened the world's first Pizza Hut restaurant by borrowing $600 from their mum. It was the start of the biggest pizza name in the world, and in 1973, that fantastic pizza came to the UK.

What started out as a single Hut in Islington, London is now over 700 Restaurants and Delivery outlets up and down the UK, and guess what, the pizza is still the best in town. Since we came to the UK in 1973, we've been proud of our service and great food. We brought Deep Pan to the UK and we invented Stuffed Crust and Cheesy Bites. And we're not done there, we're still leading the way with our innovation, watch this space for future exciting products.

Number of stores:

11,139 Worldwide


In 1958 Dan and Frank Carney

Parent Company:

PepsiCo, Yum! Brands

Fun Facts:

  • When Pizza Hut opened in Kansas, a small pizza cost 95 cents and a large one cost $1.50.
  • Pizza Hut is so named because one of its founders’ wives thought the building it was in looked like a small hut.
  • In 1989, Pizza Hut delivered food to the White House for a pizza party thrown by Barbara Bush.
  • In 2012, Pizza Hut Canada released 110 bottles of of ‘Eau de Pizza Hut’.
  • At Pizza Hut New Zealand you can order a Marmite-stuffed crust.
  • Pizza Hut was set up by two brothers who borrowed $600 from their mother.
  • There are Pizza Huts in over 100 countries worldwide.