The cute and sweet name of pizza hut can inspire our taste buds like no other can do. The largest pizza selling restaurant has many fun facts about it including its relationship with moon and space and marmite. Let’s peek into these interesting interesting facts about Pizza Hut-
1. Delivery address: planet no. XXX!!
People can’t stay away from pizza hut products even in space. That’s why pizza hut had sent a pizza to a space station. Who would do such a thing and not boast about it? Pizza hut obviously made an advertisement about all the deal.
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2. Million dollar pizza!
Can you, by any chance guess how much did it cost the pizza hut to deliver the pizza to the space station? Absolutely a million dollars! But it is reasonable if we compare the publicity which crossed the borders of planets. As the old saying goes on, “No pain no gain”, isn’t it?
3. What about the name? whatever the wifey says!!
Did you ever give a thought to the name of your favorite pizza spot? (I, for one can’t give any thought, when I sit in a pizza hut except how yummy the pizza I have ordered is going to be!) The name pizza hut came into existence because the wife of one of the founders of pizza hut thought that the first building of pizza hut looked like a hut! Whatever the reason may be, I always thought that the name is sort of cute. What about you, buddies?!
4. First (Lady) pizza to white house!
No one is an exception when it comes to the spicy pizzas. Once Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the USA, got Pizza Hut’s pizzas delivered to white house for a pizza party!
5. Momma, gimme $600 and we would present you with a mogul in restaurants!
How much do you think the founders had borrowed to establish one of the world’s most thriving restaurant chains? Don’t think you have to rake your brains with complex calculations folks! It’s just $600. The two brothers, Dan Carney and Frank Carney borrowed that sum form momma Carney to start a business along with John Bender!
6. You can still eat in the hut!
The first restaurant that Dan and Frank established is still under operation in Kansas! This one is the one that looked like a hut to the wife who named the restaurant! Wouldn’t it be great to dine with the history? Absolutely!!
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7. Perfumed pizza!
When pizzas hut’s Facebook page got 100,000 fans, the company released a perfume series to mark the celebration! Now, don’t ask me what’s the relation between perfume and pizza…
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8. I won you in pizza eating competition, USA -with love (for pizza), USSR!
Try to guess where the most successful pizza hut outlet is? 99% of you would be wrong, I say! The most successfully running pizza hut is located in Moscow, Russia!
9. Pizza hut commercial? Call some country’s president!!
Some biggest shots gave their voice and music for the pizza hut commercials. To name a few, I would go with Ringo Starr (the drummer of the Beatles) and one of the former presidents of Russia, Gorbachev.
10. First online order!
It’s common today to order online. But when the internet era started, Pizza hut was the first restaurant to accept an offer via internet to deliver a pizza. Thus began the era of online ordering!!
11. PepsiCo got everything! Name, fame and Pizza hut!
Until 1977, the Pizza hut company stayed in the hands of Carney bothers. It’s in 1977, that PepsiCo bought Pizza hut.
12. ‘..and the Rescuer of the century award goes to… Pan Pizza!’
Pizza hut faced severe competition from new competitors in a certain period of time. With the introduction of Pan Pizza, the company regained its reigns as the king of pizza stores.
13. Its only mouth that matters!
Do you know who is the mascot of pizza hut ? His name is Pizza Pete and the fun thing is that both eyes of Pizza Pete stays on the same side of his nose!! May be they thought that as long as his mouth is in the same place, there is no problem for them!!
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14. Not hut but palace!
Since 1971, Pizza hut is the highest pizza selling restaurant in the world. That’s no longer a ‘hut’ now. It is a palace of pizzas!!
15. Pizza on moon!
Pizza hut seems to somehow have a huge crush on space elements! The company thought to advertise the brand name by engraving it on the Moon by laser beams!! Due to size and other problems, the project never saw the daylight.
16. Marmite pizza!
Have you ever heard of inserting a marmite into pizza crest? Well, don’t try it now. Instead visit pizza hut, New Zealand and have a CheeZeeMite. That’s the pizza into which a marmite is inserted. Intriguing (kinda), isn’t it?
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