Pizza Hut®, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, is the world’s largest pizza company, specializing in the pizzas you never have to settle for – Pan Pizza, Thin ’N Crispy® Pizza, Hand-Tossed Style Pizza and Stuffed Crust Pizza. Pizza Hut began 55 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today is an iconic global brand that delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. A true innovator in the pizza category, we were not only the first to provide America with Pan Pizza, but we were also the first ever online purchase.
Effective January 1, 2014, our Pizza Hut division includes nearly 13,400 restaurants – including over 7,800 units in the U.S. and nearly 5,500 outside the U.S. – in 85 countries, excluding the Yum! China and India divisions. Our global footprint is almost 40 percent larger than our nearest competitor and we are taking the powerful Pizza Hut Red Roof icon and accelerating the growth of our Delivery, Express and Dine-In channels around the world.
We began building delivery carryout units in 1988 and today it is the fastest growing part of our business. With Delivery, our strategy is to take advantage of our existing scale and quickly grow the brand in both developed and emerging markets. For example, in the past three years in the U.S., we have built over 600 new “Delco” stores specializing in delivery and carry-out. Our Express business – found in shopping malls, large retail chains, travel centers and on military bases – is the clear leader in the U.S. and we are growing it internationally. Dine-In has always been at the heart of our business. We are building vibrant casual dining Pizza Hut restaurants in many international markets and offer a “Pizza and More” menu strategy. We have also developed a new sub-brand in the U.S. called WingStreet®, making Pizza Hut the first big American chain to deliver chicken, sides and complete chicken dinners.
Pizza Hut is innovating around the globe and has some of the world’s most signature and delicious products that truly Make It Great®. To learn more about Pizza Hut, please visit www.pizzahut.com.