Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

While college students in Wichita, Kansas, Frank and Dan Carney were approached by a family friend with the idea of opening a pizza parlor. Inspired, the brothers borrowed $600 from their mother, purchased secondhand equipment and rented a small building on a busy intersection in their hometown. With that, the first Pizza Hut opened its doors in 1958. Just a year later, the company incorporated and the first franchise opened in Topeka.

More than 50 years later, Pizza Hut has locations throughout the world serving its specialty pizzas. Pizza Hut is owned by Yum! Brands, parent company of A&W Restaurants, KFC, Long John Silver's and Taco Bell.

Pizza Hut is ranked #10 on Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500® listing.

Here are some of our favorite Pizza Hut articles:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230620

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230841

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231950

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231434

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233892

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KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015
Millennials

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Want Even More Millennial Customers in 2015

Yum Brands, the parent company of the three chains, is so focused on millennials, its executives used Twitter lingo during a major investor meeting.
Kate Taylor
Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In
Pizza

Half of Papa John's Sales are Now Digital – But Other Pizza Makers Are Closing In

Papa John's became the first pizza chain to sustain more than 50 percent total online sales, but Domino's and Pizza Hut aren't far behind.
Kate Taylor
Taco Bell Is Hungry for Global Expansion
Taco Bell

Taco Bell Is Hungry for Global Expansion

The Tex-Mex chain is planning on adding 1,300 new locations overseas by 2023.
Kate Taylor
Pizza + Doritos? Pizza Hut Says Yes.
Pizza

Pizza + Doritos? Pizza Hut Says Yes.

Following in the bizarre mashup tradition of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos, Pizza Hut is adding Doritos to its pies in Australia.
Kate Taylor
Pizza Hut Wants to Read Your Mind With New Digital Menu
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Wants to Read Your Mind With New Digital Menu

The pizza chain says its 'Subconscious Menu' can determine what pizza you are craving in less than three seconds.
Kate Taylor
Why Pizza Hut Expects to Set a Sales Record on Thanksgiving Eve
Pizza

Why Pizza Hut Expects to Set a Sales Record on Thanksgiving Eve

For pizza chains, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the five busiest days of the year.
Kate Taylor
Inside Pizza Hut's Radical Move to Double Its Menu
Pizza Hut

Inside Pizza Hut's Radical Move to Double Its Menu

The pizza chain just added a boatload of new menu items and revamped its website, logo and employee uniforms. Will franchisees be able to keep up with all the change?
Kate Taylor
How These Brands Captured Millennials' Hearts in Just 9 Months
Branding

How These Brands Captured Millennials' Hearts in Just 9 Months

Brands including Oreos, Pizza Hut and Wendy's weren't on Moosylvania's list of top millennial brands last year, but they are this year.
Kate Taylor
Yum Brands: It Could Be 9 Months Before We Recover in China
Yum Brands

Yum Brands: It Could Be 9 Months Before We Recover in China

The parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut says it knows what to expect, having faced its share of problems in the Chinese market.
Kate Taylor
Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal
Food Businesses

Fast-Food Giants' Top Cheese Supplier Embroiled in Shocking Animal Abuse Scandal

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.
Kate Taylor
Cats Run the Show at the Most Adorable Pizza Hut in Japan
Pizza Hut

Cats Run the Show at the Most Adorable Pizza Hut in Japan

Pizza Hut's latest Japanese commercial campaign stars incredibly cute cat employees at a fictional pizza joint.
Kate Taylor
KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal
Yum Brands

KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal

As KFC and Pizza Hut's same-store sales slip in China, parent company Yum is worried about long-term consumer confidence in the brands.
Kate Taylor
Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play
Pizza

Why Domino's Latest Ad Was a Smart, If Unintentional, Marketing Play

Domino's ad for Specialty Chicken features a reference to a failed cookie pizza just as Pizza Hut rolled out a cookie pizza of its own.
Kate Taylor