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Our History

The first Pizza Hut Restaurant in the UK opened in Islington over 40 years ago to a pizza craving nation and now, there are 10,000 of us working in over 260 restaurants up and down the country, serving 3 million guests a month!

1973

Pizza Hut opens in the UK

Bringing the British some of the that scrumptious pizza action.

1980

Pantastic

Pan Pizza was introduced

Gathering momentum

An average of one restaurant opened each week in the UK.

1995

Product innovation

Stuffed Crust was launched in the UK.

1998

Our pizzas got even better!

Pan Pizza was re-launched as Grand Pan.

1999

The Italian Pizza was launched in the UK.

Pizza Hut had over 400 restaurants, employing 14,000 people.

2000

A legend is born

Pizza Hut introduced The Edge. A thin Pizza with toppings all the way round the edge.

2004

Big and American

Pizza Hut launched The Big New Yorker.

2006

Mmmmmm Cheese!

Cheesy Bites was launched! There were now 697 restaurants in the UK, with 154 stores as a franchise owned by 61 franchises.

2008

We bought Godfather's Pizza in Ireland with 28 stores.

We also launched our Pepperoni Stuffed Crust & Garlic Crust pizzas, larger 4 for ALL and a new range of Tuscani pastas in the UK.

2009

Pepperoni Stuffed Crust and Garlic Stuffed Crust were launched!

Plus a larger 4 for all and a range of Tuscani Pizzas in the UK!

2010

We launched our Kids Eat Free offer.

Pizza Hut UK raised over £150,000 for the world Food Programme, a United Nations charity who support the flight against hunger across the world.

2011

Free Unlimited Salad

We also decided to offer unlimited trips to our world famous Salad Station for free with every meal. We also launched our under 500cal Pizza Pizzetta

2012

By Royal appointment

Crown Crust pizza was launched to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. We launched our first ever Gluten free pizza.

2013

Pizza Hut brings back The Edge.

Pizza Hut Restaurants was bought by Rutland Partners, a leading investment company in the UK. Pizza Hut celebrates its 40th Birthday.

2013

Launch of the Cheeseburger Pizza

Just here for a short time, but a good time!

2014

Makeover time!

We started a MASSIVE refurbishment programme. Has your Hut had the treatment yet?

2015

Taste Freedom

Stuffy restaurants can.. Get stuffed! You can Taste Freedom at Pizza Hut

2015

Cocktails!

We started to introducing cocktails to our Huts in 2015 - has your Hut got them yet?

2017

What's Next?

Watch this space – it'll be great.

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