Cycle 5 – Item 61
7 (Fri) March 2014
Sausage & Mushroom Pizza
from Pizza Hut
in my apartment
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (28) (see also TERRP)
Yum! Brands is an international fast food empire. The world’s biggest in terms of restaurant units, currently with 39,000+ stores in 125 countries. Global sales of USD 14 billion (2011). (By contrast, McDonald’s has 34,000+ stores in 119 countries, yet more global sales of USD 27.56 billion (2012).) Originally part of PepsiCo but spun-off in 1997. Family includes KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.
Pizza Hut is an American pizza chain. Founded in 1958. Currently 6,000+ locations in the United States and 5,100+ locations in 94 countries worldwide, including exactly 150 in the Philippines and 334 in Korea. Famous for American-style pan pizza, though different types of crust are also on the menu.
I’ve always hated Pizza Hut. When I moved back to Korea in the mid-80s, during middle school, it was the only pizza chain that had yet to set up shop. But even as a teenager starved for American culture/cuisine, I avoided Pizza Hut. I didn’t like the crust: not only unpleasantly greasy but also with a distinctive nutty flavor. Ugh. As far as I can recall, I haven’t had it since then.
30 years later, it was as bad as I’d remembered – how about that for sense memory.
My personal trainer has me on a diet that allows me to eat anything, but reduced to 75% in volume. So, I can eat Pizza Hut, so long as I don’t finish the crusts, which are crappy anyway.
(See also FAST FOOD)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)