History of Pizza Hut: When Did it Originate in the States?

Pizza first made its appearance in the United States in the 1930’s.  Though it has a long, rich history of being served in the Mediterranean region (Greece and Egypt), the modern pizza is credited as being invented by baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples .

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While pepperoni is the most popular topping in the U.S., in India they enjoy their pizzas with paneer cheese and ginger.  Other   countries add seafood, or even lamb.  And in Israel they coat they pizza with labane – a sour, yogurt-style of cheese.

In South America, pizzas de cuy is served..  the meat supplied with this delicacy is quite healthful.  Low in cholesterol and high in protein, it is actually guinea pig.

In New Zealand, cranberries and pickles are enjoyed!  Go figure.

Tidbit – How often is pizza consumed in the United States?  Answer:  350 slices of pizza are eaten per second.

Tidbit – Percentage of americans who PREFER thin crust pizza – 61 percent


Pizza Hut History:  The Debut

Just talking about pizza is making me hungry!   Did you know that there are over 70,000 pizza restaurants in the U.S. alone?  Pizza Hut is the original chain, opening its first restaurant in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas. Do you know the location of the first Pizza Hut franchise?

Dick Hassur opened the first franchise unit in Topeka, Kansas.  And on a side note, at the grand opening Dick gave away pizza for free to attract interest in his pizza.

More Trivia:  How many Pizza Hut pizza restaurants are there in the U.S.?      PIZZA HUT History

Answer:  More than 6,000

How many pizzerias in the state of new york?  A whopping 9,000 – unbelievable !

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Pizza Hut is an innovator. Over the years, they have experimented with different offerings – such as a Big Foot pizza, a Sicilian pizza, and the “P-zone” which is of course Pizza Hut’s version of a calzone.  Only the more popular ones remain on the menu.

In the 1980’s, the Priazzo Roma was introduced by Pizza Hut  – here’s a Pizza Hut video to demonstrate:



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