Domino's, Pizza Hut or Something Else?
September 21, 2022 1:56pm CST
Domino's was founded in 1960 by two brothers who bought a small pizza restaurant and chain in Ypsilanti, Michigan, called DomNick's. They made a $500 down payment and borrowed $900. Within 8 months one brother traded his half of the business for the Volkswagen Beetle that they used for deliveries. Renamed Domino's in 1965, the logo was a domino with three dots to represent the three stores. The first franchise location was opened in 1967. In 1998 93% of the business was sold for $1 billion; and the owner retired. In 2018 there were 15,000 stores, 5,649 of which were in the United States. +++++++++++ Pizza Hut was founded in 1958 by two brothers. Within a year they had opened 6 restaurants and began franchising in 1959. PepsiCo acquired Pizza Hut in 1977. In 1997 Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) became part of a new company called Tricon Global Restaurants. In 2002 they became Yumi Brands. They rebranded in 2014 due to dropping sales...the menu was expanded and uniforms refreshed. In 2019 the red roof and logo design that was used from 1976-1999 was brought back. As of 2020 there were 17,639 restaurants worldwide. +++++++++++ We prefer Pizza Hut. When Domino's redid their pizza some years ago, the sauce was too spicy for our liking. We always get the deep dish pizza. What is your favorite place to get pizza and why? Domino's, Pizza Hut or something else? Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
19 people like this
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The couple times we ordered Pizza Hut my sister said she doesn't like stuffed crust and I don't assert myself and i just let her do what she wants. Not worth arguing. I refuse to use hirritation in my voice like she does withi me. I adore stuffed crust pizza!
• United States
I like Dominos and both have interesting stories as to how they became to be. That being said, perhaps there is a local mom and pop shop nearby you could try? Whenever I can support a small business, I always feel that is the best way to go.
Both but recently I am buying from Domino a lot more and I will be trying one of these new flavors of the month but I haven't decided which one yet .I'm thinking of trying Beef Bulgogi pizza savory spicy and sweet side of Korea, it is said to have juicy beef slices marinated in bulgogi sauce and perfectly baked on a fiery bed of Ssamjeang sauce that will set your taste buds on fire!.The only thing I'm worried about is the whether I can take the spiciness.
• Surat, India
Glad to know about the history of Domino's and Pizza hut. It's interesting. I eat pizza very rarely nowadays. Priorly I use to like pizza hut but nowadays prefer Domino's. There is one local joint here named Den's Pizza in my city which serves good veg pizzas. I generally eat veg pizzas