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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#59 Ranked #10 last year
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Initial investment
$367K - $2.1M
Units as of 2020
17,227 14.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

Pizza Hut began with two brothers, Frank and Dan Carney, borrowing $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria in Wichita, Kansas. The first Pizza Hut opened its doors in 1958. The first franchised location opened in 1960 in Topeka, Kansas. Today, Pizza Hut has locations throughout the world serving pizza, pasta and wings. Pizza Hut is owned by Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC and Taco Bell.

About Pizza Hut

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Pizza
Founded
1958
Parent Company
Yum! Brands Inc.
Leadership
Artie Starrs, Global CEO
Ticker Symbol
YUM

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1959 (62 years)
# of employees at HQ
400
# of Units
17,227 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7100 Corporate Dr.
Plano, TX 75024

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Pizza Hut franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$367,000 - $2,063,500
Net Worth Requirement
$700,000
Cash Requirement
$350,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
4.75%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
No

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
320-480 hours
Classroom Training
43-55 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Regional Advertising
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #59

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #56

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #3

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #1 in Pizza

Best of the Best

Ranked #1 in Pizza

Top Food Franchises

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Updated: February 8th, 2021