Pizza Hut Logo – Pizza Hut is a franchise of restaurants from fast food, specializing in the production of pizza -style. With more than 34,000 restaurants in 100 countries, is the largest pizza chain in the world. Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 by two brothers and college students, Dan and Frank Carney, who opened a pizzeria in Wichita (Kansas). When a friend convinced them that they could open their own business, the brothers borrowed from his mother about $ 600 to get it going next to a venture capitalist, John Bender.
The restaurant began an aggressive advertising campaign to be known, and had rapid acceptance in their city. Convinced that his business could expand to other cities in the U.S., the Carney brothers contacted a Wichita architect, Richard D. Burke, to design the new premises with a red tile roof and a cap, with which they could distinguish themselves from the competition. In the mid 1960’s began to open franchises Pizza Hut, reaching 310 locations in 1969.
In the early 1960’s the business going through economic problems arising from too rapid growth and a lack of organization among the various franchises. In 1970 the brothers Carney Pizza Hut became a limited company, which went to the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. With better organization among local and strong growth led them to expand to other countries, the restaurant chain called the attention of the multinational PepsiCo, which bought the company in 1977.
In 1997 PepsiCo created the subsidiary Tricon Restaurants, later known as Yum! Brands, who is in charge of the restaurants of Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell restaurant chain and A & W.