Two Wichita college students, who also happened to be brothers, Dan and Frank Carney, founded Pizza Hut in 1958. It did so well, so quickly, that within a year they had managed to open 6 locations around Kansas.
The original Pizza Hut is pictured below and is now a museum for those who wish to visit:
Within 1 year, by 1959, the brothers started offering a Franchise option for people who wanted to set up Pizza Huts of their own.
As the chain continued to grow, the brothers wanted a unifying design and presence to create a defining brand and easily recognizable storefront for their lovely pizza chain. In 1963, they had an architect Richard Burke create Pizza Hut’s iconic red roof building design that we know so well today.
Many of the current red roof buildings have a full bar and juke box, and even arcade games. Many have also been torn down and replaced with newer designs, however the red roof is still an iconic Pizza Hut marketing symbol.
Today there are many different roofed Pizza Hut’s, and franchisees are free to roof their building as they choose – see below image for a modern Pizza Hut roof example.
Many people would be surprised to know that Pizza is actually currently owned by Pepsi, which bought the chain out in 1977.
Today Pizza Hut has grown to become a global phenomenon, present almost anywhere you could place your hand on a spinning globe.
Its international presence includes, Canada, Mexico, India, 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, Nicaragua, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Myanmar, and Macau. It was also one of the first American chains to have a presence in Iraq.
In 2004, they started a new spinoff restaurant called a Pizza Hut Bistro, which served more Italian dishes including penne pasta. I’d rather go to Pizza Hut for pizza, but hey, who am I to talk.
For me, Pizza Hut is the classic Pizza chain for when you want reliably good pizza, fast. I also don’t go to Pizza Hut often, but when I do, I make sure to save my receipt and take advantage of their win $1,000 sweepstakes.
Keep reading to find out how you can enter the TellPizzahut.com sweepstakes on your next Pizza run.
- $1,000 USD cash check prize, exact cash value varies by entry country
Take The TellPizzaHut Survey
- Make a purchase at a Pizza Hut location and save your receipt
- Go online to TellPizzaHut.com and take the survey
- Congrats, you’ll be automatically entered into the sweepstakes to win a $1,000 check.
Australians, go online to the Australian Pizza Hut Survey Page instead of the generic tellpizzahut.com page!
Secret Survey Hack
Many people don’t know that you can get unlimited contest entries every month, just save your receipt after each purchase to be eligible to enter your survey online!
Here’s what to expect when you visit the survey homepage, where you’ll be able to choose to take the survey in either English or Spanish:
Survey Rules & Eligibility
- Must make a purchase at a Pizza Hut and receive an eligible receipt
- Must save receipt and use to take online survey
- If you liked Pizza Hut’s survey, try Applebees TalkToApplebees survey as well which will enter you into a $1,000 sweepstakes after making a purchase at their restaurant and taking their survey
- You may also want to try Jack in The Box’s JackListens survey, where you’ll get two free tacos on your next visit after taking the survey
- Taco Bell has aTellTheBell survey. Enter their sweepstakes to win cash using the TellTheBell.com survey link
- Burger King has a great survey for a free Whopper called MyBKExperience
- KFC has a great survey called MyKFCExperience with a chicken go cup as the free reward.
- Like Wendy’s? Try their survey at TalkToWendys.com and get a BOGO sandwich coupon.
- Dunkin in the house for a free donut when you take their TellDunkin survey
- Try the McDVoicevoice survey for a BOGO egg McMuffin or burger choice at your favorite McDonald’s
- bwwlistens is one of the surveys you really don’t want to miss. To take it, you can go online to bwwlistens.com and after you’ll get a $5 coupon to use when you go again.
- Coffee can be free at Starbucks when you head to mystarbucksvisit and fill out the questions for a drink coupon freebie
- Chick Fil A gives you a sandwich gratis when you take their mycfavisit survey.
- Wendy’s also gives out a free sandwich, but they make you buy one to get the free one. Try it online at the talktowendys site.
See official rules and conditions for more detail
Contact Pizza Hut
Phone: 1 800 948 8488 (US) or 1 866 364 0825 (Canada)
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