The legacy of Pizza Hut® began in 1958, when two college students from Wichita, Kansas, Frank and Dan Carney; were approached by a family friend with the idea of opening a pizza parlor. Although the concept was relatively new to many Americans at that time, the brothers quickly saw the potential of this new enterprise. After borrowing $600(US)from their mother; they purchased some second-hand equipment and rented a small building on a busy intersection in their home town. The result of their entrepreneurial efforts was the first Pizza Hut® restaurant; and the foundation for what would become the largest and most successful pizza restaurant in the world. Pizza Hut® is a division of YUM! Brands Inc. and has more than 7,200 units in the U.S. and 3,000 units in more than 86 other countries. YUM! Brands Inc. is the parent company to two other segment leaders, Taco Bell and KFC. When combined with Pizza Hut®, these organizations make up the world's largest restaurant group More...