Pizza Hut: 19 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Pizza Hut is one of the best destinations for our favorite sinful snack, but how much do you really know about this fast food chain? Their food is absolutely delicious- this we can’t deny. The company is taking over the pizza industry, and we have all of the inside details ranked just for you. Keep reading to find out everything there is to know about your favorite pizza chain! Don’t forget to come back for our part two article, where we reveal the top 10 things that you didn’t know about Pizza Hut!

Number Nineteen: Pizza for a Dollar

As the chain debuted, it started as a small, family-owned shop in Kansas. A small pizza sold for only about 95 cents, while a large was $1.50.

Number Eighteen: The Name

Like many chain restaurants these days, Pizza Hut got its name from the wife of one of the founding brothers. They named it so because she claimed that the building looked like a little hut.

Number Seventeen: White House Party

The pizza from the restaurant has been served at the White House, being the choice selection of the Bush family. Barbara Bush has them cater a pizza party in 1989.

Number Sixteen: Do You Smell Pepperoni?

Believe it or not, a handful of lucky people in Canada could actually smell like a Pizza Hut location for a limited time. In 2012, the company issued a mere 110 gift packages that included a bottle of “Eau de Pizza Hut”.

Number Fifteen: Space Pizza Hut

No, that doesn’t mean what you think it means- we really mean that pizza from this restaurant was actually delivered to space. The first pizza company to do so, the pie was delivered in 2001 to the International Space Station, where it was launched into space for astronaut Yuri Usachov.

Number Fourteen: Marmite-Stuffed Crust

This chain has grown quite a reputation for its various flavors of stuffed-crust options. In New Zealand, you can even order a pizza with Marmite-stuffed crust. For those of you unfamiliar with the brand, Marmite is a salty spread made from brewer’s yeast.

Number Thirteen: All of the Cheese

To keep Pizza Hut up and running, needless to say, they require a lot of cheese. To put it in perspective, they use about 300 million pounds of the delicious ingredient every year.

Number Twelve: All of the Milk

In order to produce such mass quantities of cheese, it requires a hefty amount of milk. Roughly 360 million gallons of it, to be exact.

Number Eleven: All of the Cows

Still in the line of cheese making, to produce such large amounts of milk, you need a whole lot of cows. Therefore, Pizza Hut employs roughly 170,000 dairy cows at a given time. Don’t forget to come back for our part two article, where we reveal the top 10 things that you didn’t know about Pizza Hut!