72 Facts About Pizza Hut

1. Pizza Hut is making its return to T-Mobile Tuesdays next week.

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2. Pizza Hut is taking Sia up on a challenge to help feed the homeless.

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3. In North America, Pizza Hut has notably sold: Pan pizza, baked in pan with a crispy edge; stuffed crust pizza, with the outermost edge wrapped around a cylinder of mozzarella cheese; "hand-tossed", more like traditional pizzeria crusts; "Thin 'N Crispy", a thin, crisp dough which was Pizza Hut's original style; Dippin' Strips pizza, a pizza cut into small strips that can be dipped into a number of sauces; and its largest product, the Bigfoot pizza.

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4. Pizza Hut finished its first season as an NFL sponsor, and the popular pizza chain expected to sell more than two million pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday.

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5. Pizza Hut is giving away a free pizza and two Super Bowl tickets to the first family who gives birth to their child right after kickoff, according to a press release.

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6. In North America, Pizza Hut has notably sold: Pan pizza, baked in pan with a crispy edge; stuffed crust pizza, with the outermost edge wrapped around a cylinder of mozzarella cheese; "hand-tossed", more like traditional pizzeria crusts; "Thin 'N Crispy", a thin, crisp dough which was Pizza Hut's original style; Dippin' Strips pizza, a pizza cut into small strips that can be dipped into a number of sauces; and its largest product, the Bigfoot pizza.

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7. In North America, Pizza Hut has notably sold: Pan pizza, baked in pan with a crispy edge; stuffed crust pizza, with the outermost edge wrapped around a cylinder of mozzarella cheese; "hand-tossed", more like traditional pizzeria crusts; "Thin 'N Crispy", a thin, crisp dough which was Pizza Hut's original style; Dippin' Strips pizza, a pizza cut into small strips that can be dipped into a number of sauces; and its largest product, the Bigfoot pizza.

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8. In 2001, Pizza Hut became the first company to deliver pies into space.

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9. Pizza Hut started taking online delivery orders back in 1994, and one of the first internet purchases was for a Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza with mushrooms and extra cheese.

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10. Pizza Hut says they will be making free pizza deliveries to local hospitals in the Boston and Los Angeles areas.

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11. Pizza Hut has focused on fans and avoided discussion of the protests all together.

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12. Pizza Hut is giving away free pizza to the first baby born after Super Bowl kickoff.

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13. Pizza Hut sponsored the film Back to the Future Part II and offered a free pair of futuristic sunglasses, known as "Solar Shades", with the purchase of Pizza Hut pizza.

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14. In January 2019, Pizza Hut announced it had expanded beer delivery to 300 locations across the US, with plans to expand to 1,000 locations by the summer.

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15. In North America, Pizza Hut has notably sold: Pan pizza, baked in pan with a crispy edge; stuffed crust pizza, with the outermost edge wrapped around a cylinder of mozzarella cheese; "hand-tossed", more like traditional pizzeria crusts; "Thin 'N Crispy", a thin, crisp dough which was Pizza Hut's original style; Dippin' Strips pizza, a pizza cut into small strips that can be dipped into a number of sauces; and its largest product, the Bigfoot pizza.

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16. Pizza Hut has other business concepts independent of the store type.

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17. Pizza Hut represents a strong brand that has demonstrated economic stability over time.

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18. Pizza Hut had plans to engrave their logo into the Moon using lasers.

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19. In 2004, Pizza Hut fired a delivery driver who shot and killed a robber while on the job.

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20. Pizza Hut made a pizza delivery to the International Space Station in 2001.

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21. In 1996 Pizza Hut accounted for 17 percent of PepsiCo's total sales and 13 percent of its operating profit.

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22. Pizza Hut selects franchisees with solid restaurant or retail management experience.

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23. In 2001, Pizza Hut delivered a six-inch salami pizza to the International Space Station—the first pizza delivered to outer space.

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24. Pizza Hut has funded numerous charities and participated in many social and educational programs.

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25. Pizza Hut has courted department stores to provide on-site food services, a major trend for stores such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Meijer's, and Target in the 1990s.

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26. Pizza Hut became the first chain to accept credit cards nationally.

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27. Pizza Hut becomes the number one pizza chain in both sales and number of restaurants.

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28. Pizza Hut continued its expansion in the 1970s, even moving into the international arena by opening units in Canada, Germany, and Australia.

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29. Pizza Hut expanded rapidly in the 1960s because of the Carneys' strong marketing efforts.

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30. Pizza Hut has been the leader of the national pizza chain industry in the United States since the 1970s.

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31. Since that time, Pizza Hut has positioned Express units in school cafeterias, sports arenas, office buildings, and major airports.

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32. In 1986 Pizza Hut opened its 5,000th franchise unit in Dallas, Texas and began its successful home delivery service.

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33. In 1977 Pizza Hut merged with PepsiCo, becoming a subsidiary of the global soft drink and food conglomerate.

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34. In 1996 Pizza Hut planned to introduce a major new product each year and two or three line extensions.

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35. Since that time, Pizza Hut positioned Express units in school cafeterias, sports arenas, office buildings, and major airports.

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36. In 1990 Pizza Hut opened its first restaurant in Moscow.

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37. In 1986 Pizza Hut opened its 5,000th franchise unit, in Dallas, Texas, and began its successful home delivery service.

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38. In 1977 Pizza Hut merged with PepsiCo, becoming a division of the global soft drink and food conglomerate.

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39. In 1973 Pizza Hut expanded further by opening outlets in Japan and Great Britain.

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40. At the end of 1972 Pizza Hut made its long-anticipated offer of 410,000 shares of common stock to the public.

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41. Pizza Hut achieved, for the first time, a one million dollar sales week in the US market.

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42. Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 by brothers Dan and Frank Carney in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas.

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43. In 2001, Pizza Hut delivered a pizza designed to be space food to the International Space Station.

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44. Pizza Hut had to face severe competition from new competitors with the passage of time.

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45. Pizza Hut introduced pan pizza in 1980, nine years before their competition, Domino's, added the style to their menu.

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46. Pizza Hut reportedly spent around $20 million on marketing campaigns for the Turtles during the 1990 "Coming Out of Their Shells" concert tour and album release.

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47. Pizza Hut planned to have their logo engraved on the moon using lasers.

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48. Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to the International Space Station in 2001, paying the Russians $1 million to transport the pizza and make a commercial out of it.

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49. Pizza Hut is the Coca-Cola of pizza, and consistently offers some of the freshest, tastiest pizzas on the planet.

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50. Pizza Hut is presenting a check of nearly $15,000 to Hope on Horseback.

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51. Pizza Hut has fortified against heavy competition from rivals like Domino's, Papa John's and disrupters like JustEat and UberEats over the last decade with a bold tone of voice on social and a keen eye for influencers.

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52. Pizza Hut is in its first year as the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, but Pepsi has been the Official Soft Drink Sponsor since 2002 and the Super Bowl Halftime Show sponsor since 2013.

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53. Pizza Hut is the proprietor of The Literacy Project, an initiative designed to enable access, empower teachers and inspire a lifelong love of reading.

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54. In 2010, Pizza Hut was criticized when its supplier of palm oil, Sinar Mas, was exposed to be illegally slashing and burning the Paradise Forests of Indonesia to plant palm-oil plantations.

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55. In the United Kingdom, Pizza Hut was criticized in October 2007 for the high salt content of its meals, some of which were found to contain more than twice the daily recommended amount of salt for an adult.

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56. Pizza Hut paid for their logo to appear on a Russian Proton rocket in 2000, which launched the Russian Zvezda module.

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57. In recent years, Pizza Hut has had various celebrity spokespeople, including Jessica Simpson, the Muppets, and Damon Hill and Murray Walker.

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58. Pizza Hut does not have an official international mascot, but at one time, commercials in the US were called "The Pizza Head Show".

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59. Pizza Hut is installing cocktail bars in its London branches as part of a £60 million bid to win back "the Nando's generation".

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60. Pizza Hut developed a pizza for use as space food, which was delivered to the International Space Station in 2001.

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61. On May 9, 2008, Pizza Hut created "The Natural" pizza, which featured natural ingredients and was sold in Seattle, Denver, and Dallas.

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62. As of 2015, Pizza Hut had 1,903 restaurants in China.

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63. That year, the company introduced "Pizza Hut Express", opening locations in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou.

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64. In some cases, Pizza Hut has replaced a "Red Roof" location with the new concept.

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65. In 2017, Pizza Hut was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 24 in the list of 200 Most Influential Brands in the World.

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66. Pizza Hut was one of the first American franchises to open in Iraq.

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67. Pizza Hut was founded in June 1958 by two Wichita State University students, brothers Dan and Frank Carney, as a single location in Wichita, Kansas.

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68. Pizza Hut has 16,796 restaurants worldwide as of March 2018, making it the world's largest pizza chain in terms of locations.

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69. Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney.

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70. On Tuesday, Pizza Hut revealed a new "concept car", made by Toyota and outfitted with a fully automated robot pizza oven.

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71. Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.

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72. Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.

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