Pizza Hut is celebrating its 60th birthday this year.
Pizza Hut is celebrating its 60th birthday this year.

Pizza Hut to give away free pizzas

IF YOU have made the commitment to go on a diet you may want to suspend that for a spell. Pizza Hut are about to give away 18,000 free pizzas across Australia.

To celebrate the company's 60th birthday, the fast food chain is giving away 60 Large Pan Super Supreme pizzas across all of their stores across Australia. That's 18,000 pizzas in total.

Pizza Hut is celebrating its 60th birthday this year.
Pizza Hut is celebrating its 60th birthday this year.

Why Pan Super Supreme you ask?

"Pizza Hut is famous for their delicious, crunchy deep pan base and the Super Supreme is the world's most iconic Pizza featuring a mouth-watering combination of fresh vegetables and tasty meats," explains a Pizza Hut spokesman.

This Wednesday and Thursday (September 26 and 27), the first 30 people to line up at any of Australia's 292 Pizza Hut stores from midday will receive one of the pizzas free.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

In 1958, two Wichita State University students, brothers Dan and Frank Carney, took it upon themselves to open a restaurant serving the (at the time) little known food, pizza.

With only $US600 ($AU826) to invest, the brothers named their restaurant "Pizza Hut" due to the modest premises they were occupying and opened their doors to a sceptical, but hungry, public.

Just 10 years later in 1968, Pizza Hut had expanded to 310 restaurants and with an eye on expansion, this number ballooned to over 1000 by 1972.

 

The first Australian Pizza Hut in Belfield (photographed in 1978).
The first Australian Pizza Hut in Belfield (photographed in 1978).

 

By 1976, Pizza Hut boasted over 2000 stores including 100 international stores in England, Japan and Australia, whose first store appeared in the Sydney suburb of Belfield in 1970.


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