As part of its celebration for entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land. The pizza was delivered to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and was delivered at an altitude of 19,341 feet. General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford and a team of other employees, made the record setting delivery.
Several professional guides were also used for the six-day hike to the top of the mountain. Perhaps the most important thing about the delivery the team made is what sort of pie was enjoyed at the top of the mountain. The group of adventurers enjoyed a large pepperoni pizza. Guinness had an adjudicator on site to verify that the delivery happened.
The record setting delivery also helped raise money for the Msasani Primary School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The money will be used to provide upgrades to the school for the 1300 students and to provide training for teachers. “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,” said Milind Pant, President, Pizza Hut International.
The new Pizza Hut location that took the company into its 100th country is in Dar Es Salaam and is said to boast a modern design with digital menu boards and a play area for kids. The first location that Pizza hut went after the US was Canada. Another interesting Pizza Hut fact is that the busiest location the chain operates is in the Sao Paulo Airport in Brazil. Pizza Hut has also delivered a pizza to space, a bit more difficult than its latest world record.