Company Overview

Capital Pizza Huts has been in operation since the 1980's. Currently we operate 86 restaurants in New Jersey, Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, New Hampshire, Vermont and North Carolina. Capital Pizza Huts is an equal opportunity employer and provides a small company atmosphere with the benefits of a large organization. Our team members have ongoing opportunities to learn, grow and undertake new challenges.

Our Belief

Our customers are the heart of our business; our employees are its soul.

Company Background

First Pizza Hut The first Pizza Hut was opened in 1958 by Dan Carney and his brother in their home town of Wichita, Kansas. First they borrowed $600 from their mother. Then they bought some second-hand equipment and rented a small hut-shaped building. After putting the word "pizza" on the sign, they only had room for three more letters. Thus, the name "Pizza Hut" was born.

In 1967, Wichita resident Ken Wagnon and some friends met the Carney brothers and decided that this Pizza Hut business might be something they would like to try. If they worked diligently, they thought, they might be able to open as many as five restaurants. By 1972, Pizza Hut, Inc. was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and had more than 1,000 restaurants. Today there are over 6,600 Pizza Hut restaurants in the United States!


Pizza Hut is proud to offer the BOOK IT! National Reading Incentive Program.  The goal of BOOK IT! is to instill a life-long love of reading in children.  This unique program, which awards a complimentary Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizza and special recognition to elementary school children who achieve set reading goals, has received national accolades from educators and government officials across the country.  Today, more than 50,000 public, private and parochial schools use BOOK IT! in over 800,000 classrooms.  For more information on the BOOK IT! program, log onto the national BOOK IT! website at www.bookitprogram.com.