By Melissa Locker
May 11, 2016
Pizza Hut Delivers to Mount Killamanjaro
Credit: Courtesy of Pizza Hut

Climbing a mountain works up an appetite, so mountaineers will undoubtedly be overjoyed to learn that Pizza Hut now delivers to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

To mark the chain’s launch in Tanzania, the 100th country in which it operates, Pizza Hut sent a special delivery to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Randall Blackford, the General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, set out with a team and professional guides to deliver a pizza to the top of Africa’s tallest mountain—and set a new Guinness World Record for Highest Altitude Pizza Delivery on Land, at 19,341 feet, while they were at it.

Over the course of this three-day feat, the team set out with the pizza in a specially designed backpack to make the climb to the highest point in Africa. They eventually made their way to Uhuru Peak, on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, with pizza in hand. They celebrated their success with a slice, naturally, as well as a donation to the Msasani Primary School in Tanzania.

The new Pizza Hut is located in Tanzania’s bustling capital city of Dar Es Salaam and the menu pays homage to the Indian roots that run through the country’s cuisine, offering Paneer Vegorama and Tandoori Paneer pizzas as well as a Peri-Peri Chicken version. While local flair might make for an intriguing pie, pepperoni is still the most popular topping at Pizza Huts around the world.

It may not have occurred to visitors to order a pizza while visiting Costa Rica, Brazil, or Zambia, but Pizza Hut has bustling locations in each of those countries. In fact, the busiest Pizza Hut restaurant in the world is located inside the São Paulo Airport in Brazil.