IN recognition of its entering Tanzania as its 100th country, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands – the worlds’ largest Pizza restaurant company marked the milestone with special Pizza delivery to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The delivery set the Guinness world records title achievement for the highest altitude Pizza delivery on land at a height of over 19,000 feet.
The President of Pizza Hut International, Milind Pant told The African that not only did the team set a Guinness book world record title but also raised about sh15 million for the Msasani Primary school in Dar es Salaam as a way to show their commitment to supporting the communities where they operate.
He said the money will provide desperately needed upgrades to the school for the 1,300 students and also provision of training for their teachers.
“We are pleased to bring this product to Tanzania and believe me there is no better way to celebrate our 100th country milestone than by setting a world record for the highest Pizza delivery on land to Mt Kilimanjaro, “said Pant.
He added that the product is on journey to become the most loved and fastest growing brand in the Pizza category and more effort id done to make it easier for customers to access the taste of the Pizza around the world.
On his part, the Director of Dough Works Ltd., Vikram Desai shared his enthusiasm for the restaurant opening saying that the company have committed to a multi-million dollar investment to develop Pizza Hut to the people of Tanzania, and plan to open four more Pizza Hut restaurants by the end of this year.
“We are thrilled to further immerse this global brand in our community, creating more than 500 new jobs in the country by the end of the year 1919 and further developing the QSR sector,“ he said.
Pizza Hut a subsidiary of Yumm! Brands Inc. delivers more Pizza, Pasta and wings than any other restaurants in the world.
The company was established 58 years a go in Witchita, Kansas in United States of America, when two brothers borrowed US Dollars 600 from their mother to start a business which is currently became among the successful companies in the world.