Interesting History of Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut is a famous pizza restaurant, which has its presence worldwide. Read on and learn the interesting history of Pizza Hut.

  • Pizza Hut history goes back to 1958 when it was founded by two University students Dan and Frank, who were brothers.

  • The name Pizza Hut was chosen because the name board they purchased had space only for 9 characters.

  • Dan and Frank borrowed US$ 600 from their mother to start the restaurant and the equipment they purchased for their first Pizza Hut was used.

  • Pizza Hut was first opened in Wichita, Kansas, USA. The first restaurant had 25 seats.
  • By 1971, Pizza Hut had become world's number 1 pizza restaurant chain.

  • As of 2016, Pizza Hut is present in 100+ countries, and at 13728 locations worldwide.

  • In 1986, Pizza Hut celebrated opening of 5000th Pizza Hut

  • Pizza Hut has more than 300,000 employees.
  • In 1971, Pizza Hut became the restaurant that has the most branches in the world.
  • In 1977, Pizza Hut was sold to PepsiCo, for US$ 300 million. From $600 to $ 300 million in 19 years - amazing return on investment!!
  • In 1989, Pizza Hut delivered its pizza to the White House, for the first time when Barbara the First Lady threw a party for 200 people.
  • In 2001, Pizza Hut became the 1st company to deliver its pizza to International Space Station
  • Due to rising popularity of its chicken wings, Pizza Hut opened another restaurant called WingStreet that sells chicken wings as its main food item
  • In 2009, Pizza Hut launched its iPhone ordering app and in 2013, an app was launched for Xbox 360 users to order a pizza right from the gaming console.
The history of Pizza Hut is interesting, isn't it?

Also read: History of KFC

If you are holding Schengen Visa, you can enter many of the Non-Schengen countries, either by obtaining visa on arrival, or by obtaining visa online before traveling. However, customized requirements for some nationalities also exist, as described below:

  • Albania:  90 days stay for holders of C type or D type multiple entry Schengen Visa. The visa holder must have entered one of the Schengen states before at least one time.

  • Antigua and Barbuda:   30 days stay.  US$ 100 visa waiver fee payable by the traveler. 

  • Belarus:   3 days stay only and for Chinese nationals only.

  • Bulgaria:  90 days stay for the holders of C type double or multiple-entry Schengen visa.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: 15 days stay for multiple-entry Schengen visa holders.

  • Croatia:  90 days stay for holders of C type double or multiple-entry Schengen visa.

  • Cyprus:  90 days stay for holders of C type double or multiple-entry Schengen visa.

  • Costa Rica: 30 days stay for holders of multiple entry Schengen visa.

  • Colombia:  90 days stay for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • Dominican Republic: 90 days stay for holder of any type Schengen visa.

  • El Salvador:  90 days stay but not for all nationalities. Please check with El Salvador immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out.

  • Gibraltar: 21 days stay allowed but not for all nationalities. Contact Gibralter immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Georgia: 90 days stay for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • Guatemala: 90 days stay but not for all nationalities. Contact Guatemala immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Honduras:  90 days stay but not for all nationalities. Contact Honduras immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Jamaica: 30 days but not for all nationalities. Contact Jamaica immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you're exempted from their visa.

  • Macedonia: 15 days if you hold C-type Schengen visa, still valid for another entry in Schengen area and must be valid for at least five days beyond your stay in a Schengen country.

  • Montenegro: 30 days stay allowed for holders of any Schengen visa.

  • Nicaragua: 90 days stay but not applicable to all nationalities. Contact Nicaragua immigration office or embassy/consulate in your country to find out if you'e exempted from their visa.

  • Philippines: 7 days stay for Indian and Chinese passport holders only.

  • Panama: 180 days stay allowed if your Schengen visa is valid for at least two more entries in Schengen area.

  • Romania: 90 days stay for holders of double or multiple entry C type Schengen visa.

  • <Serbia: 90 days for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • <Sao Tome and Principe: 15 days for holders of any type Schengen visa.

  • Turkey:  Many nationalities can apply for Turkish visa online if they hold Schengen visa.
These was the list of Non-Schengen Visa-Free countries If You hold Schengen Visa. To learn about C-type and D-type Schengen visas, read this page.  You may also like to find out which European countries are not part of Schengen area and you need country's own visa to enter.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_the_Schengen_Area

Brief History of KFC

This famous restaurant, which is present at more than 19000 locations, was founded in 1952. The founder of the KFC Colonel Harland Sanders started selling chicken at his roadside restaurant in Kentucky, USA. The startup was very  successful  and in a few  years he expanded his business by making KFC's presence in more than one city. Soon, the business even further grew to great extent that Colonel Harland found it difficult to manage it, so he sold it to two investors John and Jack. From then  onward , KFC grew worldwide rapidly and only between 1986 and 1991, 2000+ outlets  were opened in different countries. Prior to opening KFC, colonel harland had a motel and a restaurant with 140 seats. 

He was also very  successful  in this business that colonel Sanders put a prefix 'Colonel' to his name after the  Governor  Lawrence was impressed by his hard work and success and gave him title 'colonel of Kentucky'. The Kentucky fried chicken was always named and called by this name, until the year 1991 when its executives  realized that people mostly use the name KFC instead of kentucky friend chicken. Thereafter, KFC was official named and its name every where was also changed from  kentucky friend chicken to KFC. Colonel sanders died at the age of 90. Even in his late age, he used to travel thousand of miles a year to different places for  marketing purposes.

At the moment, KFC is located in more than 19420 locations. When it was started, it only offered fried chicken. Now, you will find in KFC chicken  sandwiches, fries, chicken wraps, salads, soft drinks, desserts and breakfast. KFC now has more than 100,000 employees worldwide and is  continuously  expanding.

Timeline of KFC History

1937 - Colonel Sanders opened a model with a restaurant having 142 seats.

1940 - the year the original recipe of KFC chicken was born

1952 - First Kentucky fried chicken (KFC) restaurant was opened

1957 - The KFC was started selling in buckets.

1964 - The KFC has more than 600 outlets in the US, England and Canada combines.

1971 - Over 3500 KFC branches were present worldwide.

1976 - A survey was conducted that ranked Colonel Sanders as the world's 2nd most recognizable professional.

1979 - More than 6000 KFC branches were present throughout the world. 

1980 - Colonel harland died

1986 - Pepsico acquired KFC

This KFC history is interesting, isnt't it?

Also read: Brief History of Pizza Hut

The following is the list of non Schengen countries in Europe, which had shown interest to join the Schengen area but as of December 2018, they are still not part of Schengen state agreement.

List of Countries Outside Schengen Area

1. Serbia

2. Georgia

3. Albania

4. Romania

5. Cyprus

6. Bulgaria

7. Croatia

8. Bosnia & Herzegovina

9. Moldova

10. Belarus

11. Kosovo

12. Republic of Ireland

13. United Kingdom (UK)

14. Montenegro 

You may be interested to find out which countries you can travel to without visa if you are holding Schengen visa.

You may also like to learn about different types of Schengen visas that are issued to the visa applicants.