How about having a bite of delicious pizza while taking in the breathtaking view from one of the highest mountain peaks? Yes, it really happened! History was made when Pizza Hut delivery climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Guinness World Record and set the record of ‘highest altitude pizza delivery on land’.
Pizza Hut Africa and Yum! Brands did this wonderful feat after the general manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford, along with a group of employees and backed by a team of experienced guides, hiked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Atop the mountain at 5,897 m (19,341 ft), they shared a pepperoni pizza.
This stunning adventure also marked the opening of the first Pizza Hut in Tanzania, and with this launching, it became the 100th country that the company has penetrated. The daunting dare took around four days, with the pizza going from the new restaurant to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa. The pizza reached its destination by travelling around 745 km from where it was prepared to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro by car, then plane, and lastly, on foot by Mr Consea Dissa and several members of his climbing team, reported Guinness.
Pravin Patel, official Guinness World Records adjudicator, flew to Tanzania to examine the record attempt and make certain that all the guidelines were followed correctly.
Commenting on this great feat, Milind Pant, president of Pizza Hut International, said, “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 funds for the much-wanted development of the Msasani Primary School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, located in the same town where this latest Pizza Hut outlet is launched.