By Tracy Skeans, Chief People Officer of Pizza Hut
When you think about Pizza Hut, you probably think about pizza parties, family dinners, or getting together with friends for a game. You might be reminded of childhood, special treats, or traditions. If any of these assumptions are accurate, then we’re doing our job to Make It GreatTM for our customers! What you might not realize is that for us at Pizza Hut, the commitment to Make It GreatTM extends far beyond our restaurants.
As an organization, giving back is a major element of our culture. Pizza Hut’s philanthropic initiatives are an arena where we marry our strong culture with our drive to deliver meaningful moments of giving back to our local communities.
As the largest pizza restaurant company in the world, with approximately 6,200 locations in the US, we are proud of the change we affect as the official World Food Programme sponsor and partner. But, as a company with deep roots in the Dallas-Fort Worth community (our HQs are in Plano and we have 124 restaurants across the metroplex), we are especially proud of the relationship that we’ve formed with Children’s Medical Center and the opportunity it’s afforded us to invest in and impact our community, year-round.
Over the last year, Pizza Hut employees have read to patients at Children’s, hosted patient “Pizza Pal” craft parties, been a food partner for the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride, and sponsored the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade. With Children’s doing its part to Make It GreatTM in the DFW community, Pizza Hut is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the 25th Annual Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade, which promises to be the best parade to date! We can’t wait to see you all there!