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Pizza Hut: The Family Pizza Place

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As a matter of fact, we are rooted in family-literally. Two brothers, mom, and $600 turned into the recipe for the world’s largest pizza company in 1958, when a family friend with the idea of opening a pizza parlor approached the two college-age brothers in Kansas. The concept was relatively new at the time, and the brothers quickly saw the potential of this new enterprise. Borrowing $600 from their mother, they purchased second-hand equipment and rented a small building on a busy intersection in Wichita, Kansas. The result of their efforts was the first Pizza Hut and the foundation for what would become the largest and most successful pizza restaurant in the world.

How far Pizza Hut came to be

Pizza Hut franchisees exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, which launched our system back in 1958. Through interest and initiative, the Pizza Hut system was able to develop new territories in the United States and overseas.

Today, franchisees and joint-venture partnerships account for more than half of the Pizza Hut system’s total units. Our development on the international front is a good indication of the growth that has characterized our system. Following the opening of the first international restaurant in Canada in 1968, Pizza Hut restaurants quickly appeared in Mexico, South America, Australia, Europe, the Far East and Africa. Today, Pizza Hut operates in more than 100 countries and territories throughout the world.

How they do their best

Family ties. Another important step in our growth came in 1977 when Pizza Hut was acquired by one of the true giants of international business: PepsiCo, Inc. As part of the PepsiCo corporate family, Pizza Hut shared its leadership position with such fine products as Pepsi-Cola® brand soft drinks and Frito-Lay® brand snack foods.

In October 1997, PepsiCo spun off the restaurant businesses (Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell), and Tricon was founded. May 16, 2002, Tricon officially became YUM! Brands with the addition of two new brands, Long John Silver’s and A&W. YUM! Brands is now the parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, A&W and Long John Silver’s and is the world’s largest restaurant company with more than 34,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and territories.

How they’ve earned their reputation

During the past four decades we’ve built a reputation for excellence that has earned us the respect of consumers and industry experts alike. Building a leading pizza company has required relentless innovation, commitment to quality and dedication to customer service and value. The qualities of entrepreneurship, growth and leadership have characterized our business through more than four decades of success. Through the strength of our heritage, our culture, our people and franchisees, we look forward to even more success in the decades ahead.

Welcome to Pizza Hut Philippines!

Philippine Pizza Inc., the franchise owner and operator of Pizza Hut, has 138 restaurants and still growing, here in the Philippines since it began in 1984. Its locations are strategically located from Baguio to Mindanao & are now the country’s most popular pizza restaurant, with its dine-in restaurants, delivery units and express counters. For the more discerning food enthusiast, there’s Pizza Hut Bistro. A breakthrough concept in dining, Pizza Hut Bistro concept offers the best of casual dining, giving you the chance to enjoy the best Italian-American, along with classy ambience and first class service.

Today, Pizza Hut serves over a million pizzas a day in more than 12,689 restaurants in 88 countries making it the No.1 pizza brand in the world.

In the Philippines, Pizza Hut began in 1984. It is now the country’s most popular pizza chain serving Metro Manila and surrounding provinces, as well as Visayas and Mindanao with its Dine-In Restaurants, Delivery Units and Express Counters.

The Home of Pan Pizza has indeed come a long way. It is still delighting millions of customers with pizza that is like no other – no wonder it’s the world’s favorite. So why don’t you take home to your loved ones one of our world-famous pizzas today?

Vision & Mission

Integrity is their Core Value

At Pizza Hut, our culture reflects our values. This includes a shared vision of who we are and where we’re headed. And it encompasses everything from the way we treat our customers to how we deal with our competitors.

One of the most important values within the Pizza Hut culture is integrity. Our people are committed to providing uncompromising quality and to providing service that is personal. In fact, our people strive each day to provide what we call “customer mania.” We want to give the kind of service that will make our customers tell stories to their family and friends about Pizza Hut.

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Our commitment to integrity extends to the role we play in the communities we serve. Wanting to instill a lifelong love of reading in children, we created the BOOK IT!® National Reading Incentive Program in 1984. This unique program awards a complimentary Personal Pan Pizza® and special recognition to elementary school children who achieve set reading goals. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley cited BOOK IT!® as the model for corporate/education partnership. Today, 65% of public, private and parochial schools use BOOK IT!® in more than 910,000 classrooms. In 2005, more than 22 million children in the U.S. were enrolled in BOOK IT!®.

Our integrity is also exemplified by how we treat our employees. We invest heavily in our people through skills training and management development. We encourage them to think unconventionally, to take prudent risks to achieve results. And we provide an informal environment with open communication to give them the freedom to make contributions on their own initiative. This is a part of our culture we value highly. We call it “ownership.” It’s the feeling that comes from knowing you can affect the company’s direction through your expertise, innovative ideas and hard work. And because we give our employees a stake in the company’s success, they take on the kinds of challenges people in other businesses only dream of.

Core Competency

For me, Pizza Hut’s Core Competency is their very own unique recipe of their pizza. Frank and Dan Carney’s secret of success is that Pizza Hut pizzas are made with fresh dough baked daily and smothered with our very own Pizza Hut special tomato sauce, tender meat toppings, crunchy vegetables and a double layer of 100% pure imported Mozzarella cheese.

The reason behind Pizza Hut’s success all over the world is its steadfast belief and uncompromising drive in providing customers the best in terms of product quality, service, cleanliness and value.

Service is an attitude in Pizza Hut. Crew members are trained to make customers feel appreciated. Customers are treated with courtesy, attentiveness, respect, and enthusiasm.

Cleanliness is a must in Pizza Hut as much as giving customers the best value for their money.

Product Range

The most commonly sold food at the restaurants is the “Pan Pizza”, which usually comes in four different sizes including Personal Pan (which is an individual serving), Small, Medium and Large, although most stores have done away with the small size. They come in a variety of toppings, including “specialty” styles, which consists of Meat Lovers, Pepperoni Lovers, Cheese Lovers, Veggie Lovers, Double Cheeseburger, Supreme, and Super Supreme, which is Pizza Hut’s most expensive pizza. Pan Pizza has a thicker crust than most other commercially available pizzas. Unlike most of Pizza Hut’s competitors (such as Domino’s deep dish or Papa John’s Perfect Pan), Pizza Hut does not charge extra for its pan pizza, except in Poland.

In addition to the Pan Pizza they sell garlic cheese bread, which was the idea of a Grand Rapids, Minnesota employee named Mark Bondhus in 1979, Pizza Hut also sells “Stuffed Crust” (with the outermost edge wrapped around a coil of mozzarella cheese); “Hand-Tossed” (which is more like traditional pizzeria crusts); “Thin ‘N Crispy” (a thin and crispy dough which was the original crust); “Bigfoot”, which is a two-foot by one-foot square cut pizza; and the Dippin’ Strips pizza, which is similar to a Sicilian pizza but is cut into small strips that can be dipped into a number of sauces. Another is the “Edge” pizza, where the pizza is baked with no puffy crust, and the toppings reach nearly to the edge of the pie.

Pizza Hut experiments with new products frequently. Less successful ones have been discontinued. These include Chicago Dish Pizza and Sicilian pizza; the Sicilian Pizza made a 2006 comeback as the Lasagna Pizza. Other products Pizza Hut has offered are the “P’zone”, Pizza Hut’s version of the calzone; the “Cheesy Bites”, similar to the “Stuffed Crust” except the crust has been divided into bite-sized pieces that can be pulled apart; and the “Insider”, where a layer of cheese is in between two layers of dough.

Pizza Hut also has a number of side dishes including bread sticks, cheese sticks, cinnamon sticks, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, hot and mild chicken wings, boneless wings, chicken munchers, jalapeño poppers, and garlic bread.

Depending on the individual restaurant size, Pizza Huts also may offer pasta dinners such as Spaghetti and Cavatini – a mixture of Cavatelli (shells), Rotini (spirals), and Rotelle (wheels). They often come with a side of garlic bread. Some Pizza Huts also serve lunch and dinner buffets with numerous types of pizza, breadsticks and pastas, as well as a salad bar.

A new, upscale concept was unveiled in 2005, called “Pizza Hut Italian Bistro”. Unveiled at fifty locations nationwide, the Bistro is similar to a traditional Pizza Hut, except that new pasta dishes are offered, such as penne pasta, chicken pomodoro, toasted sandwiches and other foods. Instead of black, white, and red, Bistro locations feature a burgundy and tan motif. Pizza Hut Bistros still serve the chain’s traditional pizzas and sides as well.

Key Officers



The Support Manager is part of the management team and will help run our business by either managing shifts or working as a key team member. The key skills required for this role include flexibility, communication, leadership, teamwork and customer service.


This is the role in which most new recruits kick off their management careers with us. After completing your initial training, you will take responsibility for key areas of the business, assisting the management on a day-to-day basis. We will look to you to get involved in customer service, team training and development and business controls.


The Deputy Manager works as part of the management team to ensure that the restaurant operates effectively, meeting sales and profit targets and quality standards. The role is also to assist the manager in ensuring that all the team is recruited and trained to meet all quality and product standards. The Deputy

Manager will take responsibility for the restaurant on the shifts that they run and will assist the manager on financial reporting and analysis of the business.


The Restaurant General Manager has a responsibility for the running of the restaurant, managing the business as if it were their own: managing the financial side, product ordering, production, quality monitoring, customer service and training and development of staff.

Restaurant General Managers can progress on to become Area Managers who manage ten restaurants or more. They can also work on secondments at the Restaurant Support Centre in IT, Training, Marketing and Human Resources.

Pizza Hut is committed to recruiting and developing the very best people. We have a strong track record of developing our very best people at every level. In fact all our Managers and half our Area Managers started working for us as trainees. We promote on merit and ability and have an excellent training program to assist in people development.

The Training & Development Team:

This team aims to support and develop team members to their fullest potential, using various programmes such as the Expert training programme, as well as the

Developing Champions training programme for all levels of restaurant management. In addition we invest heavily in the further development of our management population through core and fast track management development programmes and specific technical training.

The Recruitment Team:

The Recruitment Team is split into two separate teams, one recruiting for management positions within the restaurants and the other recruiting for positions within the Restaurant Support Centre. Both teams work to recruit the right people into the right positions.

The Compensation & Benefits Team:

This team aims to provide all Pizza Hut (UK) employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including; fair pay, bonus, health care and pension. The team also works to produce HR policies and procedures, which are in line with UK legislation and manages the employment tribunal process, as well as managing HR information.

The HR Operations Team:

This is dedicated generalist HR support for the Managers and Team Members working in the restaurants. This team is separated by regions, and aims to support our employees through manpower planning, district compensation and benefits, employee relations, welfare advice and the further development of Customer Mania.

The Organisational Development and Communications Team:

This team focuses on business communication, organisational development and change. It also aims to support and develop team members to their fullest potential within our Restaurant Support Centre.

2.) The Product

Brand and Logo

*Different Pizza Hut Product Logos*

Stuffed Crust Pizza – Launched 1995

The commercial for the Garlic, Herb and Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza started with Jonathan Ross and Caprice. 135 pizzas were needed to shoot the ad, as fresh pizzas were bought onto the set every 5 minutes.

Sicilian Pizza – Launched 1997

The then Chelsea supremo Ruud Gullit was the big name star to feature in an hilarious Pizza Hut ad. The ad promoted Pizza Hut’s sensational Sicilian pizza – the first pizza with corners. It only took 7 takes before Ruud was delivering his lines to perfection. It certainly compared favourably with Gareth Southgate, who took 27 takes for just one scene!

Grand Pan Pizza – Launched 1998

Pizza Hut reunited the classic comedy duo ‘The Two Ronnies’ in an amusing ad campaign to mark the relaunch of Grand Pan. Ronnie Corbett is seen in the ad devouring a giant pizza, which measured 5 feet in diameter and had to be carried on set by 3 members of the film crew. Over the 5 days it took to shoot the commercial, 6 team members cooked an astonishing 550 Grand Pan pizzas.

The Italian – Launched 1999

In 1999 Pizza Hut launched a new thinner, lighter pizza in the traditional style. Soon it was accounting for 1 in every 4 Pizza Hut pizzas sold. The advertising campaign featured a chef gaining inspiration for the thin pizzas from flattened objects ranging from hats to flying saucers.

The Edge – Launched 2000

In 2000 Pizza Hut took consumers to The Edge with a new pizza which had no crust and loads of toppings all the way to the edge. The advertising captured excitement of the pizza and the unique cut with 16 pieces, which makes it great for sharing.

Twisted Crust – Launched 2001

Twisted Crust is a favourite with a seasoned twisted crust that can be ripped and then dipped into 2 delicious sauces. Pizza Hut invested over £3m in a multi media campaign to support the new pizza with advertising on TV, Radio, Outdoors and Print.

The Quad – Launched 2002

In May 2002 Pizza Hut launched the first UK developed new product. The Quad is four delicious pizzas in one, so when you can’t decide… have them all! Pizza Hut invested £3.5m in a multi-media campaign to support the new pizza with advertising on TV that featured the infamous Pop Idol Judges.

The Big New Yorker – Launched 2004

Pizza Hut launches its BIGGEST ever pizza! At the BIG value price of just £9.99 it’s a staggering 50% bigger than a large Pizza Hut pizza making it the hottest and widest import since J-Lo first hit the UK shores.

4forALL – Launched 2005

The 4forALL is 4 delicious square pizzas, individually topped with Pepperoni, Chicken Supreme, Vegetable Supreme and Margherita. It is the perfect product for Pizza Hut as it offers great tasting combinations of toppings to share and engages our customers in an exciting and interactive way.

The Dipper – Launched 2006

The Pizza Hut Dipper is the perfect pizza for sharing, with sixteen pieces which you can dunk, dip, dab and dollop into a selection of delicious dips including BBQ, Sour Cream and Sweet Chilli. Only suitable for people who are deeply dippy about pizza!

Cheesy Bites – Launched 2006

Calling all small kids, big kids, Mums, Dads, sisters and brothers to RIP, POP and SHARE the fun with Pizza Hut’s latest invention – the new Cheesy Bites pizza. Heralded as Pizza Hut’s most innovative pizza EVER, Cheesy Bites is perfect for popping with 28 delicious cheesy filled bites coated with yummy garlic butter.

Production Process

A key part of Pizza Hut’s success has come from product innovation. The New Product Development Team runs focus groups with customers to generate ideas for new products. These ideas are then turned into concepts that are then put in front of a customer panel to see how exciting they are. The best concepts are then transformed into actual products ready to be tested by customers. If a product proves popular then it will move into the next stage of the marketing process. The Retail Marketing Team is responsible for creating awareness and bringing the new product to life. Marketing agencies are asked to develop creative ideas for advertising, in-store point of sale material, leaflets and online promotion.

The Retail Marketing Team are responsible for creating awareness and bringing the new product to life. Marketing agencies are asked to develop creative ideas for advertising, in-store point of sale material, leaflets and online promotion.

A lot happens behind the scenes to make sure that we achieve another of our values, executional excellence. The Finance team investigates the financial implications; the Operations team check that the idea will work in practice; Supply Chain source the ingredients or kitchen equipment and the HR team conduct training programmes for the teams in store. Pizza Hut adopts a truly integrated approach.

Ingredients or Features

• Pizza Hut bought over 8,500 tonnes of cheese – enough cheese to cover the surface of four football pitches!

• Pizza Hut served 50 million slices of garlic bread – using approximately 12,500,000 cloves of garlic.

• Pizza Hut uses the equivalent of 525 million pounds of Portuguese tomatoes each year and more than 700 million pounds of pepperoni per year to make its pizzas.

• The cheese found in Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust pizza is imported from Wales.

• Pizza Hut pizzas are made with fresh dough baked daily and smothered with our very own Pizza Hut special tomato sauce, tender meat toppings, crunchy vegetables and a double layer of 100% pure imported Mozzarella cheese.

• Pizza can be part of a well-balanced meal. Ingredients in our pizzas include protein, complex carbohydrates, Vitamin A and calcium. And, depending on the toppings you choose, our pizzas have items from all of the four major food groups – meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables, and grains!

Benefits or Advantages

• Their pizzas have Vitamin A and calcium.

• It is now more than just a pizza place.

• It offers a unique casual dining experience that is different from the usual fast-food environment.

• The casual dining restaurant now has an expanded pizza menu, appetizers such as ribs and a new line of desserts, soup options, smoothies, a variety of pasta dishes and a whole lot more.

• Veering away from plastic and tiles typical of fast-food joints of old, Pizza Hut now has a very classy, casual-dining feel with sleek wooden furniture, warm, ambient lighting, and a touch of whimsy dominating the whole interior. With the new ambience come more customer interaction and service that is made doubly fast and extra friendly.


Their Pizza Boxes and other products have been packed in a unique and modern style of packaging.

Price/ Value

Pizza Hut Company offers an affordable price that meets the customers’ expectations to the product.

Place or Distribution


The role of the property department is to ensure that our growth strategy is fulfilled via:

ƒ¼ Re-imaging current restaurants to keep them contemporary and appealing for both current and new customers.

ƒ¼ Developing new restaurants.

These are some key criteria for the site of a new restaurant:

1. It should be in an out of centre location on a retail or leisure park with good parking and accessibility.

2. The tenant mix of the park must be of good quality with the ability to draw from a wide area.

3. Ideally there should be a wide range of users giving both a day and night time activity to the area.

4. The catchment area is of a specified minimum size and within a given drive time to the site.

5. There is good visibility both to the passing traffic and users of the park and corresponding good access to the unit.

6. The park will remain the major draw within its catchment area both now and in the future.

7. There is the opportunity to build a freestanding unit of Pizza Hut’s standard external design.

8. The unit can be standard size, built in line with our standard specification.

9. Ideally there is a 25-year lease with the opportunity for periodic rent reviews and exclusivity of pizza sales on the park.

Pizza Hut International Places of Distribution

*Pizza Hut restaurants are located throughout the world. Like many international chain restaurants, Pizza Hut locations outside of the United States and Canada offer different menu choices based on food traditions of the local culture.

)Andorra, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, Sri Lanka, UK & Ireland)

Promotion History

• (more information are explained in Brand & Logo Category)

• Old in-restaurant ad for Pizza Hut’s Pan Pizza

• Pizza Hut ad with the Muppets

• Pizza Hut “Dippin’ Strips” ad

• Pizza Hut’s main advertising slogan is “Gather ’round the good stuff”. Pizza Hut does not have an official international mascot, but at one time, there were commercials in the United States called ‘The Pizza Head Show.’ The ads featured a slice of pizza with a face made out of toppings called ‘Pizza Head’. In Australia during the Mid to late 1990s, the advertising mascot was a delivery boy named Dougie, with boyish good looks who, upon delivering pizza to his father, would hear the catchphrase “Here’s a tip, be good to your mother”.

• In 1994, Donald Trump and ex-wife Ivana Trump starred in a commercial. The ending of the commercial showed Ivana Trump asking for the last slice, to which Donald replied, “Actually dear, you’re only entitled to half”, a play on the couple’s recent divorce.

• In 1995, Ringo Starr starred in a Pizza Hut commercial which also featured The Monkees. Rush Limbaugh also starred in a Pizza Hut commercial the same year.

• In 1997, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev starred in a Pizza Hut commercial to raise money for the Perestroyka Archives. In recent years, Pizza Hut has had various celebrity spokespeople, including Jessica Simpson, the Muppets, and Damon Hill and Murray Walker. Recent commercials have Queen Latifah providing the voiceover. Also in 1997, Pizza Hut, reunited “greatest of all time boxer” Muhamad Ali with trainer Angelo Dundee in a sentimental made for Super Bowl commercial.

• Talk show host, Jonathan Ross, co-starred in an ad with American model, Caprice Bourret. They were used to advertise the stuffed crust pizza, with Jonathan Ross saying “Stuffed Cwust”, to which is a play on Jonathan’s pronunciation of ‘R’s.

• Another UK ad shows British Formula One driver Damon Hill visit a Pizza Hut restaurant and order a pizza, with famous F1 commentator Murray Walker visiting with him, and narrating as though it was a Formula One race. As Hill is about to finish his meal, Walker, in a play on Hill’s 1994 & 1995 seasons, shouts “And Hill finishes second, again!” at which Hill grabs Walker by his shirt and shakes him angrily, Walker proclaiming, in his usual tones, “He’s lost it! He’s out of control!”

• The 1990 NES game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, came with a coupon for a free pizza. The game was filled with Pizza Hut advertising and pizza that would refill the character’s life.

• Pizza Hut sponsored the first space pizza delivery in 2001, and paid for their logo to appear on a Russian Proton rocket in 2000.[12]

• In Australia, 2006 saw the introduction of a mascot in Pizza Hut’s advertising – “Pizza Mutt”, a small dog who delivers pizzas.

• Early 2007 saw Pizza Hut move into several more interactive ways of marketing to the consumer. Utilizing mobile phone SMS technology and their MyHut ordering site, they aired several television commercials (commencing just before the Super Bowl) containing hidden words that viewers could type into their phones to receive coupons. Other innovative efforts included their “MySpace Ted” campaign, which took advantage of the popularity of social networking, and the burgeoning user-submission marketing movement via their Vice President of Pizza contest.

Historical Sales

(Arranged from Recent)

2006- Whitbread sells their share of the joint venture to Yum! Brands Inc. Pizza Hut UK Ltd is now 100% owned by Yum! Cheesy Bites is launched! 697 restaurants now in the UK! 154 stores are franchise owned by 61 franchisees.

2005- The 4forALL is launched. Over 600 restaurants now open in the UK. 70 of them are Franchise units

2004- Pizza Hut launches The Big New Yorker

2003- 500 restaurants are now open throughout the UK, employing over 20,000 people.

2002- Tricon Global becomes YUM! Brands Inc. The Quad Pizza is launched in the UK. Pizza Hut opens its 500th restaurant. A & W and Long John Silver’s join the Yum brand.

2001- Pizza Hut begins a franchising programme with its delivery stores

2000- Pizza Hut introduces The Edge, a thin pizza with toppings all the way round the edge

1999- Pizza Hut has over 400 restaurants, employing 14000 people. The Italian Pizza is launched in the UK

1998- Pan Pizza is relaunched as Grand Pan in the UK

1997- PepsiCo decided to focus on their drinks business. As a result, Tricon Global Restaurants is born, creating the largest restaurant brand in the World. Tricon became the partner company with Whitbread. The Sicilian Pizza is launched in the UK. There are 277 restaurants and 100 delivery stores in the UK

1995- Stuffed Crust is launched in the UK

1994- 10,000 Pizza Huts are open world-wide

1993- There are 300 restaurants and delivery stores in the UK

1992- There are 9000 restaurants in 84 countries

1990- Pizza Hut reaches Russia. In the UK there are now 200 restaurants

1989- The first restaurant is converted into a Restaurant Based Delivery store

1988- The UK’s first delivery unit opens in Kingsbury, London

1987- An average of one restaurant opened each week in the UK

1986- 100 restaurants in the UK and 5000 world wide

1984- 50 restaurants so far in the UK

1982- UK joint venture commences between PepsiCo and Whitbread

1980- Pan Pizza Introduced

1977- PepsiCo buys Pizza Hut

1973- Pizza Hut goes international with restaurants in Japan, Canada & England. The first UK Pizza Hut opens in Islington, London

1972- 1000 restaurants are open throughout the USA

1958- Frank and Dan Carney open the first Pizza Hut in Wichita, Kansas


Pizza Hut pizzas are made for all seasons. However, minor products can be categorized seasoning.

3.) The Market

Market Demographics & Market Psychographics

(Age, Sex, SEC, Geography, Civil Status, Educational Attainment, Occupation) & ( Mindset, Outlook, Lifestyle, Influences, Media Habits, Consumption Behavior)

The role of marketing within Pizza Hut is to ensure that the needs of customers are met whilst ensuring that the business makes money! Pizza Hut has a broad range of customers, as pizza is extremely popular to a wide variety of people. The first task is to understand our consumers by living our first value of customer mania.

We invest considerable resources in researching who our customers are and their needs. For our Full Service Restaurants our primary customer segment is families with the need for a special place to share those little everyday moments.

For the Home Delivery Service the primary customers are teens and young adults who seek convenience. We also conduct market research to find out what our customers think of the brand, whether they remember the advertising and what their dining experiences have been like.

Having identified what the customer needs and wants are from our brand, the Marketing team is responsible for developing new products and new promotions to satisfy these needs and increase sales and profitability.

4.) The Industry


Finance, Market Shares and Comparative Pricing

In support of our business goals, the Pizza Hut Finance function is split into three teams: Control, Planning and SCM.

The overall role of Financial Control is to ensure that our financial statements are accurate and reflect a true and fair view of our business performance. It ensures that all transactions entered into by Pizza Hut are appropriately recorded. It also has the responsibility to ensure that our assets are protected, through appropriate controls and processes.

Within Financial Control, we have teams that are responsible for the following:

• Preparing and reporting accurate data to senior management, Yum and Statutory Bodies

• Supporting the expansion programmes of the Franchising and Business Development teams.

• Analysing variances from Plan and Forecasts to facilitate and influence decision-making.

• Paying over 18,500 employees on a weekly basis and 15,000 employees every four weeks, ensuring the related tax and statutory responsibilities are discharged.

• Paying suppliers who supply food, drink and the services that we need to ru


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