Pizza Hut fulfil order to the top of Africa’s highest mountain

  • Pizza Hut made a delivery to the Uhuru Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro
  • The mission was in celebration of the company opening a store in Tanzania
  • During the ascent the pizzas were kept warm by a special heated backpack

Why deliver a pizza to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro?

Because it’s there and, for Pizza Hut, also to celebrate its new store in Tanzania, the African nation where Mount Kilimanjaro rises more than 19,340 feet.

With a multiday ascent that ended May 8, a team of employees and Randall Blackford, general Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, landed the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery by land.

General Manager Randall Blackford, centre, celebrates setting a world record pizza delivery to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania by offering the team a slice of hot pizza at the summit - sent by Pizza Hut

General Manager Randall Blackford, centre, celebrates setting a world record pizza delivery to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania by offering the team a slice of hot pizza at the summit – sent by Pizza Hut

Thankfully the slices had been kept warm along the days-long trek by a battery-powered heater

Thankfully the slices had been kept warm along the days-long trek by a battery-powered heater

The intrepid team was led by professional guides to the top part of the mountain, Uhuru Peak, where slices of pepperoni pizza were passed around to celebrate.

Thankfully the slices had been kept warm along the days-long trek by a battery-powered heater.

This was incorporated into a special pizza box backpack that had been designed specially by Pizza Hut.

As well as consuming the pizza, the team also offered a donation to Msasani Primary School in Tanzania, the town where the new Pizza Hut is opening.

The heater was incorporated into a special pizza box backpack that had been designed specially by Pizza Hut

The heater was incorporated into a special pizza box backpack that had been designed specially by Pizza Hut

The intrepid team was led by professional guides to the top part of the mountain, Uhuru Peak, where slices of pepperoni pizza were passed around to celebrate

The intrepid team was led by professional guides to the top part of the mountain, Uhuru Peak, where slices of pepperoni pizza were passed around to celebrate

Pizza Hut, with its entry into Tanzania, is now in the triple digits for countries that have access to its bacon spinach alfredo pizza with a bacon-stuffed crust, and other sumptuous concoctions.

The chain has spread far and wide, with the busiest Pizza Hut restaurant in the world being one inside the São Paulo Airport in Brazil.

The company is a division of Yum Brands,which is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

 







Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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