The Time Pizza Hut Delivered To The Peak Of Mount Kilimanjaro

It's one thing to enjoy a slice of your favorite delivery pizza in the comfort of your home, but it's entirely another thing to eat a few well-deserved slices after completing a feat as grueling as the trek to Africa's highest summit. When Pizza Hut first came to Tanzania in 2016, that was exactly the challenge the popular pizza chain accepted, as per a Pizza Hut press release. Luckily, victory tasted like cheesy pepperoni.

Mount Kilimanjaro towers a whopping 19,340 feet over the African plains, its snow-capped peak being one of its most well-known features (via National Geographic). Tens of thousands of adventurers hike this dormant volcano every year, making it a popular bucket-list-worthy destination for climbers to spend a few days winding their way to the top. With that being said, Pizza Hut decided this was the perfect way to celebrate launching a store location in its 100th country, so a team of hikers gathered, and a pizza was made to be enjoyed once they completed this special milestone (per the press release). It may sound silly to some, lugging a pizza box all that way in the name of celebration, but this huge achievement ended up doing a lot of good for the town where Tanzania's first Pizza Hut was opened.

Pizza Hut landed itself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records

The manager of Pizza Hut in Africa, Randall Blackford, along with a few employees and knowledgeable guides all packed up their record-breaking pepperoni pizza and finished the famous climb in six days, as per a Pizza Hut press release. Together, they shared the large pizza at the summit, landing it in Guinness World Records for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land. The group can be seen chowing down on their prized pizza, which was brought in a specially-made insulated backpack heated via battery power. It's clear Pizza Hut really pulled out all the stops for this one.

In fact, by setting this record, the company was able to collect money and donate it to the Msasani Primary School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to help with renovations. Yum Brands, the parent company of Pizza Hut, could now proudly say they've reached 100 corners of the globe and benefitted the surrounding community in the process. With over 18,000 restaurants in operation, Pizza Hut delivers more pizza than other joints. When it comes to pizza delivery, it's safe to say it went the extra mile.