The history of Pizza Hut began in 1958, when what is now the world's largest pizza franchise was born. Pizza Hut is the world's largest pizza restaurant chain and is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., whose restaurants total approximately 37,000 restaurants.
The whole history of Pizza Hut has been achieved through innovation, it was founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney. Their friend suggested opening a pizza parlor they agreed with the idea that it could prove successful, so that they borrowed $600 form their mother to start a business. When making the sign for the restaurant they only had enough room for nine letters and because they made pizza's they wanted pizza in the name, that only left 3 letters and because the restaurant looked like a hut they named it Pizza Hut.
Today Pizza Hut has over 6000 restaurants in the United States, and employs over 200,000 people who are dedicated to maniacal customer service and ensuring that every serving of our signature pizzas, Tuscani Pastas and Wingstreet Wings are great!
Pizza Hut’s corporate headquarters, located just north of Dallas, in Plano, Texas provides a support system for all the managers and employees in our restaurants across the country. The campus, which opened in January 2011, was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The 20-acre campus includes a café, coffee bar, dry cleaning, an on-site financial services center, Energy Zone (fitness center), a patio with lake view and basketball courts, walking/jogging trails, and on-site child care. The building also has state-of-the-art technology, a Pizza Hut Academy (mock up restaurant), a consumer insights lab, and research and development labs.
Our corporate headquarters is surrounded by the best that the Dallas-Fort Worth area has to offer. Whether it be top-rated schools, world-class museums, zoos and aquariums, acclaimed restaurants, great nightlife, four professional sports teams, endless outdoor activities and some of the best shopping in the world, the Metroplex offers something for everyone!
Recognition is an integral part of our culture — we celebrate things big and small. In fact, "We love celebrating the achievement of others and have lots of fun doing it!" is one of our "How We Win Together" principles and the reason our culture is brimming with positive energy, teamwork, and fun.
Around the globe, we bring people together to have fun and to celebrate special occasions. Our restaurant support centers are no different! Our passion for hospitality and making people feel welcomed knows no bounds. We say “hi!” in the hallway, we tell people how much we appreciate their contributions and we celebrate each other’s achievements.
In fact, believing in the ideas of all people and recognizing each other’s accomplishments are so important to us that they are just two of our six “How We Win Together” principles.
For us, diversity is a way of life and a way of doing business. Everyone can and does make a difference in our organization. One of our "How We Win Together" principles – Believe in all People – underscores the importance of actively seeking diversity in others; believing everyone has the potential to make a difference; and coaching and supporting every individual to grow to their full capacity. This adds perspective and depth to everything we do. We've also found that a diverse team makes for better problem solvers, services all our customers more effectively, and creates a richer culture for all of us to enjoy.
In our company-owned operations in the U.S. for example, about 35 percent of our associates are Caucasian and the remaining 65 percent are Hispanic, African American and/or Asian. In 2010, minorities and women made up 63 percent of our external management hires and 56 percent of internal management hires (promotions).
We are also increasing the representation of African Americans, Hispanics and women among our key talent/decision makers, and growing the pipeline of diversity in our mid-level manager ranks.
All of our brands have leadership initiatives focused on high-potential diversity talent, and all leaders serve as mentors. In addition, last year each of the brand presidents went into their communities to provide business-growth coaching for local networks of minority businesses.
Making progress in diversity is a business priority and the work of everyone in our system. This commitment is reflected in David Novak's annual goals, or "Blue Chips." We also have a dedicated Global Diversity and Inclusion Sr. Director who guides our strategy and a number of initiatives that enhance our inclusive workplace.
You’re a mom, a brother, a triathlete, a community volunteer, a dog owner, a moonlighting musician or a social networking whiz. That’s why we place a high priority on keeping you and your family healthy and secure while offering work/life balance to enjoy all the roles you play.
At Yum!, we appreciate the effort our associates put forth daily. That’s why we offer a true Total Rewards package. From Wellness programs to flex hours to a generous 401(k) match, here are just a few highlights*:
I worked at Pizza Hut part-time (More than 5 years)
I worked at Pizza Hut for years before, during and briefly after college. It was a great place to work. I prefer the corporate culture compared to mom and pop shops. There is more professionalism and you are not subject to the whims of the owner. Cleanliness, positive work culture and team spirit were present at all off the locations I worked at. As a driver, the money you can make is very good.
Many of the cons for Pizza Hut are simply part of all fast food jobs. Cleaning up at the end of a shift is a drag. Dealing with problematic customers while staying positive is hard. Lower pay and low raises are common. Sometimes there can be a disconnect between corporate managers states away and the local team which can cause discontent.
Advice to Management
I suggest firing more people and paying more. Dead weight hangs on too easily while the hard and dedicated workers are not financially compensated relative to their less productive peers.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Pizza Hut.
I applied online, then kept calling the store to see when interviews would be held. I was called in a few weeks later and we discussed a few things, the GM asked me a few questions, also had me sign hiring documents and couple days later i was hired. Pretty simple process.
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