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Pizza Hut Inc.

2015 Franchise 500
#9
At a Glance

Products & Services: Pizza, pasta, wings

Number of Locations: 15,605

Total Investment: $297K - $2.1M

Founded: 1958

Began Franchising: 1959

About Pizza Hut Inc.

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.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 7,337 0 5,911 2,357
2014 7,355 0 5,601 2,011
2013 7,304 0 5,396 1,657
2012 7,121 0 4,791 1,835
2011 7,083 0 4,570 1,779
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $297,000 - $2,109,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $700,000
Liquid Cash Available: $350,000

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #9 (2015), #9 (2014), #10 (2013), #9 (2012), #13 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #56 (2015), #10 (2014), #66 (2013), #13 (2012), #6 (2011),
America's Top Global: #4 (2015), #2 (2014), #8 (2013), #8 (2012), #11 (2011),

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