Pizza Hut is an American dining establishment chain and also worldwide franchise business founded in 1958 by Dan and also Frank Carney. The firm is known for its Italian-American cuisine menu including pizza as well as pasta, as well as side meals and treats. Pizza Hut has 16,796 restaurants worldwide as of March 2018, making it the globe’s largest pizza chain in regards to areas. It is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world’s biggest dining establishment business.
Pizza Hut was started in June 1958 by two Wichita State College student, bros Dan and Frank Carney, as a solitary location in Wichita, Kansas.  Six months later on they opened a 2nd outlet and within a year there were 6 Pizza Hut restaurants. The bros began franchising in 1959. The famous Pizza Hut constructing design was made in 1963. PepsiCo acquired Pizza Hut in November 1977.
Prior to closing in 2015, the oldest constantly operating Pizza Hut was in Manhattan, Kansas, in a buying as well as pub district referred to as Aggieville near Kansas State University. The first Pizza Hut dining establishment eastern of the Mississippi River opened up in Athens, Ohio in 1966 by Lawrence Berberick and also Gary Meyers.
Pizza Hut’s global visibility includes Canada and also Mexico in North America, India (not in the Pizza Hut division, but in the Yum! India department),   Bangladesh,   Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Tanzania, Ecuador,  as well as Nicaragua, as well as its Asian existence consists of Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, China (currently component of Yum! offshoot Yum China), Hong Kong, South Korea, Myanmar, as well as Macau. Pizza Hut was just one of the initial American franchises to open in Iraq. 
The business revealed a rebrand that started on November 19, 2014. The rebrand was an initiative to raise sales, which decreased in the previous 2 years. The menu was expanded to present various things such as crust tastes as well as eleven new specialized pizzas. Work attires for employees were additionally freshened.  In 2017, Pizza Hut was provided by UK-based business Richtopia at number 24 in the listing of 200 Many Influential Brands in the World.