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Pizza Hut Back of the Menu

Pizza Hut (pc-pinterest.com)

Pizza was becoming a trend in American culture in the 1950s, and two brothers from Kansas decided to get in on the action. Dan & Frank Carney chose to borrow $600 from their mom and open up a pizza place in town. They took an abandoned building to which they felt looked more like a hut and the first Pizza Hut was born. They focused on local college students at Wichita State. They continued to learn and grow as they went before selling the successful chain in 1977.

General Restaurant Information

Food Type: Italian & Pizza

Restaurant Type: Fast Food

U.S. Locations: 7,689

States: 50 states, Pizza Hut Locations

Company Slogan: No one outpizzas the hut

 

Contact Information

Website: pizzahut.com

Questions: Contact Information

Phone number: 800-948-8488

Email: Contact Form Only

Blog: Pizza Hut Blog

FAQ Page: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Ownership

Who Owns Pizza Hut? Yum! Brands

Headquartered: Plano, Texas

Contact Information: 

Website: yum.com

Email/contact pageyum.com/contact-us

Phone: 502-874-8300

Address: 1900 Colonel Sanders Ln, Louisville, KY 40213

Do They Franchise? Franchise Information

 

What Is It Like To Work At Pizza Hut?

Pizza Hut Employment Page

3.6/5 or 72%; 21,100 Reviews (indeed.com)

3.2/5, or 64%; 4,400 Reviews (glassdoor.com)

 

 

The original Pizza Hut Back of the Menu

Original Pizza Hut 3728 Perimeter Rd Wichita Kansas (pc-pizzahalloffame.com)

The History of Pizza Hut

Original Location: 503 South Bluff Street, Wichita, Kansas (current location is 3728 Perimeter Rd when the original building was moved to Wichita State University)

Founded: June 15, 1958

Founded By: Dan & Frank Carney

Biography Articles:

Founding Brothers, Frank and Dan Carney (thebalance.com)

Frank Carney (encyclopedia.com)

Dan & Frank Carney (kshs.org)

Frank Carney: From riches to rags to riches (pizzamarketplace.com)

Who’s who: Frank Carney (pizzamarketplace.com)

Co-founder Dan Carney welcomes visitors to Pizza Hut Museum (thesunflower.com)

Dan and Frank Carney (pressreader.com)

Pizza Hut (pizzahalloffame.com)

 

Founder Obituary: Still Living

Name Origin: Dan and Frank borrowed $600 from their mom, they named the restaurant Pizza Hut because the sign they were using only had space for nine letters. The building also looked like a hut (which it does) and with the Pepsi logo, Hut fit perfectly. 

History Page: Company History Page

Current View of Original Location: 503 South Bluff St as it is today (link may not work on mobile devices without Google Maps)

Historical Articles: 

Founding Brothers, Frank and Dan Carney (www.thebalancesmb.com)

Past and Present: Kellogg, The Lost Thoroughfare (kmuw.org)

Pizza Hut Museum (wichita.edu)

First Pizza Hut 3728 Perimeter Rd, Wichita Kansas

The original location, 3728 Perimeter Rd, Wichita Kansas (pc- pizzamarketplace.com)

Social Awareness

Charity Focus: World Hunger

Green | Eco-Friendly: Going Green (earth911.com)

Animal Cruelty: No resources found

 

Discounts At Pizza Hut

Rewards Program: Pizza Hut Reward Program 

Do Kids Eat Free at Pizza Hut?

What day do kids eat free? Tuesday (at participating locations)

Summary: At participating locations, kids 10 and under get to eat free with the purchase of one adult buffet

Does Pizza Hut Offer Military Discounts?

Summary: Some locations offer up to 10% for active military as well as Veteran’s

What Does Pizza Hut offer for My Birthday!?

Summary: Currently, when you participate in their Reward Program, they offer free cinnamon sticks.

Do They Offer First Responder Discounts?

Summary: No resources found

Does Pizza Hut Offer Senior Citizen | AARP Discounts?

Summary: No resources found

Are There Any Other Discounts or Benefits?

Summary: Pizza Hut’s Reward Program works on a point system. Check out their site today to see what details are being offered. 

Participating locations offer kids eat free special on Tuesdays but the family benefits don’t go much beyond that. In doing research, it appears you have a 50/50 chance of getting a military discount, depending on your location and there are no resources online for a senior discount. Consumer Reports just issued them a D+ rating on their food quality and transparency leaving you with even more reasons to try one of the other hundred pizza options you have out there besides this one.

 

Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza Back of the Menu

Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza (pc-hip2save.com)

Amenities

Order Online: No

WiFi Available: Yes

Use Apple Pay: Yes  

Reservations: No  

Catering: Catering Menu

Drive-Thru: Some 

Open 24 Hours: No  

 

Customer Reviews of Pizza Hut

Yelp: 1.9/5 or 38%, 899 reviews sampled

Tripadvisor: 3.4/5 or 67%, 932 reviews sampled

Overall (weighted) Average: 2.65/5 or 53%, 1,831 reviews sampled

 

Pizza Hut & Related Items on Amazon

NerdChef Steel Stone Baking Surface
NerdChef Steel Stone Baking Surface
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper
Aluminum Pizza Peel w/ Foldable Wood Handle
Aluminum Pizza Peel w/ Foldable Wood Handle
Pizza Royale Natural Bamboo Pizza Peel
Pizza Royale Natural Bamboo Pizza Peel
Old Stone Oven Round Pizza Stone
Old Stone Oven Round Pizza Stone
Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes
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Norpro Wood Pastry/Pizza Roller
Norpro Wood Pastry/Pizza Roller
The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home
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The Pizza Bible: The World’s Favorite Pizza Styles
The Pizza Bible: The World’s Favorite Pizza Styles
The Essential Wood Fired Pizza Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques From My Wood Fired Oven
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Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Baking and Pizza Pan
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Baking and Pizza Pan
Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel w/ Wood Handle
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Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
Cuisinart Alfrescamore Quick Cut Pizza Cutter
Cuisinart Alfrescamore Quick Cut Pizza Cutter
The Ultimate 16″ Round Pizza & Bread Stone on Oven & Grill
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Pizzarette – “The World’s Funnest Pizza Oven”
Pizzarette – “The World’s Funnest Pizza Oven”
Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven
Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven
Wisco Pizza Oven, LED Display
Wisco Pizza Oven, LED Display
Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven

Food & Nutrition

Menu: Pizza Hut Menu

Kids Menu: No

Secret Menu: No resources found

Most Popular Menu Item: Pepperoni Pizza

Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi

Does Pizza Hut Serve Alcohol: Yes

Nutritional Information: Pizza Hut Nutrition Guide

Vegetarian | Vegan Options: 

145 Vegan Chain Restaurant Menus Every Vegan Needs to Know (urbantastebud.com)

Your Best Vegan Option at 35 Popular Restaurants (eatthis.com)

Ranked: Fast Food Options for Vegetarians (ohmyveggies.com)

Farm to Table | Organic Options | Clean | Non-GMO:

What We’re Made Of (pizzahut.com)

Pizza Hut Announces New Food Commitments, Launches Microsite Dedicated To Food You Feel Good About Story (pizzahut.com)

Pizza Hut to remove artificial ingredients (foodbusinessnews.net)

Miscellaneous Nutrition Resources: 

Best & Worst Pizza at Pizza Hut (eaththis.com)

What to Eat at Pizza Hut If You’re Trying to Be Healthy (spoonuniversity.com)

Nutritional Information (fatsecret.com), (fastfoodmenunutrition.com), (fastfoodnutrition.org), (nutrition-charts.com)

These Popular Restaurant Chains Have Deadly Chemicals in Their Food (#14) (cheatsheet.com)

The Healthiest and Unhealthiest Menu Items at the 20 Biggest Restaurant Chains Gallery (thedailymeal.com)

Is it Possible to Order Healthy at Pizza Hut? Let’s Find Out (popsugar.com)

Healthy Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen, Papa John’s + More (eatthis.com)

Allergy Information

Allergen Information: Pizza Hut Allergen Guide

Gluten Free Options: 

All The Flavor Hold The Gluten (pizzahut.com)

Pizza Hut Delivers New Certified Gluten-Free Pizza (glutenfreeliving.com)

Dairy Free Options: 

Dairy Free Options at Pizza Hut (godairyfree.org)

Restaurant Guide For Dairy-Free Dining (godairyfree.org)

Peanut Free Options: 

Pizza Hut Peanut & Allergy Information (pizzahut.com)

Food Allergy Guides For Many Chain Restaurants (verywellhealth.com)

Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out (healthguidance.org)

 

Interior Pizza Hut - Back of the Menu.com

Pizza Hut (pc-tripadvisor.com)

Does Pizza Hut Have Any Secret Recipes?

Secret Recipes:  

Pan Pizza (topsecretrecipes.com), (simplytaralynn.com)

Tuscani Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta (topsecretrecipes.com)

Triple Decker Pizza (topsecretrecipes.com)

WingStreet Traditional Chicken Wings (topsecretrecipes.com)

Stuffed Crust Pizza (topsecretrecipes.com)

Cavatini (copykat.com)

Breadsticks (browneyedbaker.com)

Cheese Sticks (tasteofhome.com)

Original Pan Deep Pizza (sixsistersstuff.com)

Dough (geniuskitchen.com)

Pizza Hut Recipes (allrestaurantrecipes.com)

 

Did You Know?

Fun Facts: 

The chain is located is in more than 100 countries

The most profitable location is in Moskow, Russia

It was the first pizza ever sent into outer space

While some restaurants still don’t allow you to order online, this chain began doing this in 1994 (thelistlove.com)

They have strange publicity tactics such as sending the first pizza into space by the Russians for a commercial, they at one time had a plan of carving “Pizza Hut” into the moon by lasers, they once had a signature perfume, and they offer a wedding proposal package for $10,010 (thelistlove.com)

Yum Brands who owns the restaurant also owns Pepsi, KFC, Taco Bell, and WingStreet

Interesting Articles:

25 Things You Didn’t Know (thedailymeal.com)

Pizza Hut works to readjust brand overhaul (nrn.com)

New Pizza Hut units feature pizza by the slice (nrn.com)

Pizza Hut partners with Cinnabon for mini-roll dessert (nrn.com)

16 Interesting Facts (ohfact.com)

The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week (npr.org)

20 Jaw-Dropping Facts You Didn’t Know About Kale (chowhound.com)

15 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know (menuism.com)

10 Fantastic Facts You Will Love (thelistlove.com)

25 Things You Didn’t Know (nydailynews.com)

Random Facts You Didn’t Know (mix1051utah.com)

 

Pizza Hut & Related Items on Amazon

NerdChef Steel Stone Baking Surface
NerdChef Steel Stone Baking Surface
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper
Aluminum Pizza Peel w/ Foldable Wood Handle
Aluminum Pizza Peel w/ Foldable Wood Handle
Pizza Royale Natural Bamboo Pizza Peel
Pizza Royale Natural Bamboo Pizza Peel
Old Stone Oven Round Pizza Stone
Old Stone Oven Round Pizza Stone
Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes
Pizza on the Grill: 100 Feisty Fire-Roasted Recipes
Norpro Wood Pastry/Pizza Roller
Norpro Wood Pastry/Pizza Roller
The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home
The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home
The Pizza Bible: The World’s Favorite Pizza Styles
The Pizza Bible: The World’s Favorite Pizza Styles
The Essential Wood Fired Pizza Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques From My Wood Fired Oven
The Essential Wood Fired Pizza Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques From My Wood Fired Oven
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Baking and Pizza Pan
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Baking and Pizza Pan
Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel w/ Wood Handle
Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel w/ Wood Handle
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
Cuisinart Alfrescamore Quick Cut Pizza Cutter
Cuisinart Alfrescamore Quick Cut Pizza Cutter
The Ultimate 16″ Round Pizza & Bread Stone on Oven & Grill
The Ultimate 16″ Round Pizza & Bread Stone on Oven & Grill
Pizzarette – “The World’s Funnest Pizza Oven”
Pizzarette – “The World’s Funnest Pizza Oven”
Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven
Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven
Wisco Pizza Oven, LED Display
Wisco Pizza Oven, LED Display
Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker
Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven

 

Social Media

Followers (as of September 2018) –  

Facebook: 31,481,492

Twitter: 1,580,000

Instagram: 1,400,000

Mobile Apps

Alternatives

Better Options: Coming Soon

Similar Restaurants: 

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen

In Summary

The chain has unfortunatley become just another pizza place with average reviews and unhealthy food. If you didn’t have a plethora of options in any given city, they might have something to offer, but we all know pizza places are a dime a dozen. You would have to live in a very very small town not to have at least a couple of pizza restaurant choices. If you’re going, you probably aren’t concerned about healthy eating, but at least avoid the significant menu item pitfalls that are loaded with calories and fat and remember this is a chain that got a D for antibiotics used and food ingredient transparency.  Pizza may not be the healthiest foods out there, but if diet or healthy eating is on pause, at least find something of better quality and better tasting. If Pizza Hut it is, at least patron on Tuesday where hopefully your child will eat free. Oh, and if you choose to pay them $10,000 for your wedding proposal, don’t be surprised when she says no.

 

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