"Pizza for Reading: Pizza Hut's "Book It! Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise which was founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas by Dan and Frank Carney. The company is known for its Italian American cuisine menu, including pizza and pasta, as well as side dishes and desserts. Serial Number: 73083225 :: Trademarkia Trademarks", "Pizza Hut licensee opens 'Italian bistro' concept", "Three tomatoes to a capable Pizza Hut 'Bistro, "This Transnational Survey of Old Pizza Huts is So Satisfying", "Did Pizza Hut Really Invent the Stuffed Crust Pizza? [19][20], On June 25 and 27, 2019, it was reported that Pizza Hut was bringing back their logo and the red roof design that was used from 1976 until 1999. Work uniforms for employees were also refreshed. 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This was discontinued on October 27, 2009, in the Dallas market. Not our people. They named it Pizza Hut, because their sign only had room for eight letters. The first Pizza Hut is located in Kansas at the Wichita State University Campus. The brothers began franchising in 1959. Since then, our farmers have grown right alongside us, and the ingredients we use are still our highest priority. Whether it’s the original Stuffed Crust or putting a pizza in outer space, we never stop driving ourselves to deliver hot pizzas, fast every time – anywhere you want to enjoy it. They named it Pizza Hut, because their sign only had room for eight letters. The iconic Pizza Hut building style was designed in 1963 by Chicago architect George Lindstrom[5] and was implemented in 1969. With more than 60 years of experience under our belts, we understand how to best serve our customers through tried and true service principles: We create food we’re proud to serve and deliver it fast, with a smile. In recent years, Pizza Hut has had various celebrity spokespeople, including Jessica Simpson, the Muppets, and Damon Hill and Murray Walker. Why? When a friend suggested opening a pizza parlorthen a raritythey agreed that the idea could prove successful, and they borrowed $600 from their mother to start a business with partner John Bender. [48], In March 2020, Pizza Hut Hong Kong announced that it had partnered with furniture retailer IKEA on a joint venture. The email (and similar advertising on the company's website) stated: "Pasta so good, we changed our name to Pasta Hut! [82] However, a study of the program found participation in the program neither increased nor decreased reading motivation. The chain offered much of the same Italian-American fare, such as pizza and pasta dishes with some additions like hamburgers and bread pudding. [39], Regional differences are seen in the products and bases. [citation needed], Pizza Hut's international presence under Yum! How profound! They rented a small building at 503 South Bluff in downtown Wichita and purchased secondh… [40] The company has localized to Southeast Asia with a baked rice dish called Curry Zazzle. [52][53], Until early 2007, Pizza Hut's main advertising slogan was "Gather 'round the good stuff". They went eating all the pizza except the man who ordered it, which makes the man very upset, as he calls Pizza Hut again. ©2020 Pizza Hut, LLC. PepsiCo acquired Pizza Hut in November 1977. spinoff Yum China. Your Pizza Hut"[54] From 2012 to 2016, the advertising slogan was "Make it great", a variation of the 1987–1995 slogan "Makin' it great!". This name change was also used to promote the new Tuscani Pasta line and new Pizza Hut dine-in menu. [81] The program's 25th anniversary was in 2010. It features a man in a business suit and tie, played by Ron Williams, who was then a production manager for Wichita's ABC affiliate KAKE-TV, as he starts ordering take-out, leaves his house, and gets into his 1965 Mustang JR by driving to Pizza Hut, where he is chased by a variety of townspeople, portrayed by neighborhood kids, Walterscheidt and his daughter, and various employees for Harry Crow and KAKE-TV. [18] In 2017, Pizza Hut was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 24 in the list of 200 Most Influential Brands in the World. Other innovative efforts included their "MySpace Ted" campaign, which took advantage of the popularity of social networking, and the burgeoning user-submission marketing movement via their Vice President of Pizza contest. However, in the game's 2010 re-release for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, all of the product placement, including the Pizza Hut locations, were removed. [56] The advertising slogan is currently "No one outpizzas the hut". Pizza Hut was incorporated in Kansas in 1959, and the first franchise unit opened in Topeka, Kansas. The last scene of the commercial showed Ivana asking for the last slice, to which Donald replied, "Actually dear, you're only entitled to half", a play on the couple's recent divorce. [30] Pizza Hut Bistros still serve the chain's traditional pizzas and sides. The company assumed the name of Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world's largest restaurant companies. [81] Book It! The pizza was awesome. Soon, the restaurant grew. [47], In March 2019, Pizza Hut announced the return of the P'Zone after a hiatus of several years. In 1995, 21 years before becoming President of the United States, Donald Trump and his ex-wife Ivana Trump appeared in a commercial. In the 1970s, Pizza Hut used the signature red roof with a jolly man named "Pizza Hut Pete". On July 22, 2020, a statement was released by a company spokesperson from Pizza Hut saying that all 17 locations in the area have closed. 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