Pizza Hut


Why Pizza Hut?

Pizza Hut first opened in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, when brothers used $600 borrowed from their mom to open a pizza place. They named it Pizza Hut because the sign had just room for eight letters. It, of course, grew — because the pizza was awesome, the service felt like home, and the people treated the customer like family. Those same tenets apply today. It’s how a restaurant should do business. Since then, we’ve been spinning small-town passion and big-minded innovation into a pizza restaurant powerhouse beloved in more than 100 countries.

Pizza Hut Franchise Cost & Fees

Initial Investment Estimate:  $297,000 to $563,000

Initial Franchise Fee:  $25,000

Pizza Hut FAQ’s

  1. What are the minimum requirements to qualify to be a Pizza Hut franchise owner?


  • $700,000 Net Worth
  • $350,000 Liquid Assets
  • Strong Credit Report and History
  • Endorsed financial plan for future development


A qualified candidate will have successful retail or restaurant business ownership experience or management experience in the restaurant industry.

Growth Mindset

Passion for Operations: 

A Pizza Hut franchisee must be fully “hands-on” with the business, be customer focused with strict attention to detail and have the ability to build a team of people and grow their capabilities.

2. How much will I pay in royalties and advertising? 

  • Initial Franchise Fee = $25,000
  • Monthly Service Fee (Royalties) = 6% of Gross Sales
  • National Advertising = 4.25% Gross Sales

The above amounts do not include the initial investment required to construct the restaurant, grand opening expenses or opening inventory. Please refer to the 2016 Pizza Hut, LLC Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), Item 7, for more in-depth information on the estimated initial investment and FDD Item 6 for other ongoing fees.

3. Once approved, how long will I have to build my restaurant?

Generally, once your trade area has been approved and you have signed your Development Agreement, you have one year to open for business.

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