Pizza Hut creates world record by delivering a pepperoni pizza on Mount Kilimanjaro
For a person who loves trekking and food alike, having a pizza after reaching the top of the mountain could only have been a dream till now. But not anymore, as Pizza Hut has proved that it can do anything to be one of most loved pizza brands of the world, even if it means delivering a pepperoni pizza at the top of one of the highest mountains of the world. Yes, Pizza Hut has created history by delivery a pizza to the top of a mountain. Take a look at the amazing journey of that pizza whose cheesy layers were savored by people who were standing at 19,341ft on Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania.
1 Pizza Hut earns a place in Guinness World Records
Pizza Hut Africa and Yum Brands created history with the highest altitude pizza delivery on land on 8th May 2016. Randall Blackford, General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa along with a group of employees and experienced guides hiked to the top of the mountain, where they all shared a pepperoni pizza. Pizza Hut was opening shop in the 100th country and this called for a celebration. President of the Pizza Hut International, Milind Pant said, “We are thrilled to bring Pizza Hut to Tanzania and believe there is no better way to celebrate our 100th country milestone than by setting a Guinness World Records title for the highest pizza delivery on land to Mt. Kilimanjaro.”
2 Special Arrangements for the special task!
The delivery was no easy task and obviously the 30-minute delivery guarantee had to be forgotten here. In totality, the pizza took 4 days to reach to the top. The pepperoni pie extra cheese pizza was made in the newly opened restaurant of Dar es Salaam and then the journey started as it was first flown in to the Kilimanjaro International Airport. A car, then took it to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and from here, five professional guides took the pizza to the base camp, which is located at a height of 16,000ft. Here they were joined by Blackford and two other employees and then started the final ascent to the highest mountain of Africa.
Now, you must be wondering how the pizza could be fresh and hot even after four days?! Well, for that, a special backpack was made which had a battery-operated heater so that the pizza could stay warm. And indeed it was warm, when the box was finally opened at the top. But, it turned cold very quickly as the temperature was nearly 20 degrees. Still, the feeling of having a warm pizza at the top of a mountain was shared by Blackford when he said that nothing tastes as good as a pizza after hiking for six hours in the middle of the night. The team had hiked whole night and with the sunrise, they had their moment of glory of having set the record.
3 Pizza Hut loves being different!
Do you know Pizza Hut has even made a delivery to the International Space Station? Yes, the American food chain has done this as well and they have even delivered in the White House. They certainly know how to reach places!! One of the best parts of this entire thing was that the Guinness World Records was also an attempt to raise money for improvements in Msasani Primay School in Dar es Salaam.
Take a look at the video of this incredible achievement that has made Pizza Hut a winner in the race to be the first one to deliver to the top of a mountain.