In 1958, two brothers, Dan and Frank Carney, founded Pizza Hut in Wichita. Their success was astounding and they opened 6 new locations around Kansas within a year.
This is a photo of the original Pizza Hut, which is not a museum.
In 1959, based on their success, the brothers offered franchises to anyone that wanted to set up their own Pizza Hut and that is how the chain grew.
Within 1 year, by 1959, the brothers started offering a Franchise option for people who wanted to set up Pizza Huts of their own. It was only in 1963 that the brothers contracted the architect Richard Burke to create the iconic red roof that we now associated with Pizza Hut.
Modern Pizza huts don’t just sell Pizza’s they come with a full bar, a juke box and some have games too. In 1977, Pepsi bought out the chain and now it’s a Pepsi company, which many don’t know. Also, today you might see some Pizza Hut locations without the red roof, since franchises area allowed to choose their own roof style.
Pizza Hut is one of the largest global franchises with countries such as Canada, Mexico, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Tanzania, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Myanmar, and Macau.
Pizza Hut is the first American franchise in Iraq too.
In 2004 a new addition was created called the Pizza Hut Bistro, this option serves more Italian dishes including pasta.
One of the many additions that Pizza Hut gives its customers is the TellPizzahut.com sweepstakes which is a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize by partaking in a survey.
This is what you need to do to participate:
First of all go to any Pizza Hut and order a meal, keep the receipt you will need it.
Then go online and visit TellPizzaHut.com where you can take the survey.
That’s it, you are now in the official sweepstakes.
Just so you know, there is a new sweepstakes every month, so every month you buy a meal, participate with a chance to win the $1,000 prize.
The survey homepage looks like this, and comes in either Spanish or English.
Survey Rules & Eligibility
The rules are rather rudimentary, all you need to do is buy something at Pizza Hut, save the receipt and use it to participate.
Follow this link full official rules and conditions for more detail
Contact Pizza Hut
Phone: 1 800 948 8488 (US) or 1 866 364 0825 (Canada)