Pizza Hut Africa and Yum! Brands have just made history with the Highest altitude pizza delivery on land, after General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa Randall Blackford, a group of employees and a team of experienced guides hiked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro where they shared a pepperoni pizza at 5,897 m (19,341 ft).
This incredible attempt marks the launch of the first Pizza Hut in Tanzania - the 100th country that the pizza restaurant company has entered in.
It took four days for the pizza to travel from the new restaurant to the top of the highest mountain in Africa. The pizza traveled approximately 745 km from where it was made to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro by car, plane and on foot by Mr Consea Dissa and several members of his climbing team.
Official Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel flew out to Tanzania to verify the record attempt and ensure that all the guidelines were followed correctly.
Milind Pant, President of Pizza Hut International commented on the achievement: “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.”
The Guinness World Records attempt also raised money for much needed improvements to the Msasani Primary School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania – the town where the new Pizza Hut is opening.