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The name was inspired by the former bar that they rented to open their first location. A year after the first location opened in Wichita, Kansas, the Carney brothers had already incorporated the business and asked their friend Dick Hassur to open the first franchise location in Topeka, Kansas.
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Hassur, who had previously gone to school and worked at Boeing with Dan Carney, was looking for a way out of his insurance agent job. He soon became a multi-franchise owner, and worked to find other managers who could open Pizza Huts across the country. Once, when a successful manager of a Wichita location put in his notice, Hassur was sent in to convince the man to stay. That manager happened to be Bill Parcells , who had resigned his Pizza Hut job in order to take his first coaching job at a small Nebraska college.
Before the iconic red roof logo was adopted in , Pizza Hut had a mascot named Pizza Pete who also served as its logo.
Pizza Pete was still used throughout the s on bags, cups, and advertisements, but was eventually phased out. It was announced late in that Pizza Hut had plans to release a limited edition perfume that smelled like "fresh dough with a bit of spice.
When a group of crime fighting turtles that love pizza become huge pop culture icons, it's a no-brainer that a pizza company should do business with them. Children of the '70s were lucky enough to own small toy ovens shaped like the restaurant in which they could bake tiny little Pizza Hut pizzas under a watt light bulb. An year-old Elijah Wood got his start flinging potato salad at his co-star; Ringo Starr and the Monkees marveled at the stuffed-crust pizza; and former Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev had a very odd, political pizza pitch , appearing along with his young granddaughter in a Russian Pizza Hut though the ad was not set to run in Russia.
The program is now the "longest-running corporate-supported reading program in the country" and has reached over 60 million children. Pizza Hut introduced pan pizza in , nine years before their competition, Domino's, added the style to their menu. In , Pizza Hut and The Santa Cruz Operation created PizzaNet, an ahead-of-its-time program that allowed computer users to place orders via the internet.
Seriously, go ahead and try to order.
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In , Pizza Hut became the first company to deliver pies into space. Before being sealed and sent to the International Space Station, the pizza recipe had to undergo "rigorous stabilized thermal conditions" to make sure that it would be still be edible when it got there. But once they started looking into it, astronomers and physicists advised them that the projected image would have to be as large as Texas to be seen from Earth—and the project would also have cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars.
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In keeping with the theme, only 10 of the packages were offered. With all those locations and cheese-stuffed crusts, Pizza Hut needs a lot of dairy. The company uses over million pounds of cheese annually and is one of the largest cheese buyers in the world. To make that much cheese, , cows are used to produce an estimated billion gallons of milk. Something to think about the next time you order an Ultimate Cheese Lover's pizza with extra cheese.
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Franchise locations of companies are not always successful, and when they close, the buildings are often left untouched by their new owners rather than being demolished and replaced. Because the hut-shaped stores have become synonymous with the company, their former locations are easy to spot. The blog "Used to Be a Pizza Hut" has an interactive map of more than ex-huts submitted by people all over the world.
There is also a successful Kickstarter-funded photo book—called Pizza Hunt —documenting the "second lives" of the restaurants. Today's Google Doodle will be many people's first introduction to Sake Dean Mahomed, a noted traveler, surgeon, author, and entrepreneur who was born in Patna, India in Though he's been left out of many modern history books, Mahomed left a profound impact on Western culture that is still being felt today.
Not only was it the first English book written by an Indian author, The Travels of Dean Mahomet marked the first time a book published in English depicted the British colonization of India from an Indian perspective.
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It was illegal for Protestants to marry non-Protestants at the time, so the pair eloped in and Mahomed converted from Islam to Anglicanism. Prior to Sake Dean Mahomed's arrival, Indian food was impossible to find in England outside of private kitchens. He introduced the cuisine to his new home by opening the Hindoostane Coffee House in London in The curry house catered to both British and Indian aristocrats living in the city, with "Indianised" versions of British dishes and "Hookha with real Chilm tobacco.
Following the failure of his restaurant venture, Mahomed opened a luxury spa in Brighton, England, where he offered Eastern health treatments like herbal steam baths and therapeutic, oil-based head massages to his British clientele. The head massages eventually came to be known as shampoo , an anglicized version of the Hindi word champissage.
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