About the Industry
- The QSR industry is growing at +3%. Within QSR, the QSR Pizza Category is worth $2.5 Billion and represents a 12% share (source: The NPD Group, Crest Data YE Aug’11).
- 90% of Canadians eat Pizza at least once a month (Source: Technomic, 2011)
About Pizza Hut (facts as of Jan 2012)
- 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 one of the most recognized pizza restaurants in the world.
- Pizza Hut is a division of YUM! Brands Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company with 38,000+ Restaurants in over 110 countries, including brands like KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. There are more than 7,500 Pizza Hut® units in the U.S. and 5,700 units in 94 countries and territories around the world.
- First Pizza Hut opened in Canada in 1968, currently with over 300 franchised locations from coast to coast and two distinct restaurant builds to service dine-in and delivery channels.
Why Pizza Hut
- Pizza Hut is the most recognized pizza chain in Canada (source: Brand Image Tracker, Q3, 2011) and outspends the competition in media (source: Nielsen Media Research 2011) with flexible marketing structure that funds national activities and local opportunities.
- Pizza Hut is rated highest for “great tasting food” (source: Brand Image Tracker, Q3, 2011) with an innovative menu including Pan Pizza, Stuffed Crust Pizza, Tuscani Pasta and WingStreet Wings.
- Yum! believes that building and sustaining strong relationships with franchisees is key in driving excellence and growing profitable businesses. We have a strong recognition culture where everyone counts and love to celebrate the achievements of others and have lots of fun doing it!
- Benefit from volume buying power with group supply chain management for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands.
Established: 1958 (US), 1968 (Canada)
Franchise and Application fee: $34,750
Startup capital required: $150,000-$300,000
Investment required: $300,000-$450,000
Royalty fee: 6% of gross sales
Advertising fee: 5% of gross sales
Pizza Hut is looking to expand across Canada with single and multi-unit opportunities for Delivery and Take Out units. Complete the form to start your journey to becoming a Pizza Hut Franchisee today!