You don’t become the
pizza company by accident.
Why Pizza Hut?
Pizza Hut first opened in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, when brothers used $600 borrowed from their mom to open a pizza place. They named it Pizza Hut because the sign had just room for eight letters. It, of course, grew — because the pizza was awesome, the service felt like home, and the people treated the customer like family. Those same tenets apply today. It’s how a restaurant should do business. Since then, we’ve been spinning small-town passion and big-minded innovation into a pizza restaurant powerhouse beloved in more than 100 countries.
Pizza Hut is the most loved pizza brand in the world.
- 150,000+ U.S. Team Members
- 6,300+ U.S. Restaurants
- 125+ U.S. Franchisees
Pizza Hut is a part of Yum! Brands, Inc.
Yum’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.
We’ve stayed on top by refusing to blend in.
We’ve always pushed boundaries, from inventing the Stuffed Crust Pizza to putting the first pizza in space.