The pizza is a flat bread baked, usually round, made with wheat flour, salt, water and yeast, covered with tomato sauce and cheese. There are many varieties, mainly due to the format of the bread, the way of cooking it and the addition of various ingredients (salami, tomato, mushrooms, onion, ham, olives, pomegranates, pineapple, egg, vegetables, anchovies, palm hearts, etc.) and sauces. Pizza and hamburger are considered the most widespread foods in the world, but following the Italian diaspora reaches maximum presence in the cuisine of the cities with a high proportion of descendants of Italian people, such as Argentina and the United States.
The history of Pizza Hut began in 1958, when two students from Wichita (Kansas), brothers Dan and Frank Carney, set up their own restaurant. Now the company has more than 14,100 locations in 100 countries. It is in the fourth position at the business level, behind McDonalds, KFC and Subway (according to data from Forbes, April 2013).
Domino's Pizza is a company of power based on pizzas. It is currently the largest pizza delivery network in the world, with 13,000 stores in 83 countries. The Domino's Pizza was founded in the United States in 1957 from the purchase by Tom Monaghan and his brother James of Dominick's Pizza, a small pizzeria in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Papa John's founder John Schnatter began his career at Rocky's Sub Pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana while still in school. Graduated from high school in 1980, he continued working in the field during his studies at the university as a pizza delivery boy. In 1984, he started his own pizza business and opened his first Papa John's restaurant in 1985. While the other brands were aiming for low prices, the strategy of his restaurant chain was based on the quality of the products. With many options to bring in the choice of pizza.
In 1977, PizzaExpress introduced a new kind of pizza, the Pizza Veneziana, to raise funds for the Venice in the Peril Fund, an organization founded after the devastating flood of 1966 to save Venice from ruin. The donation for each pizza sold is gradually increasing from 5p to 25p. From 2008, 50 percent of donations from the sale of Pizze Venezians to the Venice are donated to the Peril Fund, while the other half is used for the restoration, repair and maintenance of buildings before 1750, and their furniture, equipment and installations.
The company was founded by Gus Agioritis in 1964 in Edmonton. The network expanded rapidly. In 1970, Boston Pizza throughout the Canadian West already had 17 restaurants, 15 of which were franchised. In 1995, the number of restaurants in Canada reached 97, and the turnover exceeded 110 million dollars. In 2004, turnover amounted to 430 million dollars. Currently, Boston Pizza has a turnover of 755 million dollars and an annual growth rate of 17%. Boston Pizza has approximately 300 restaurants and serves more than 38 million customers annually.
The company opened its first store in South America in 1995 in the city of Santiago de Chile. In 2012 they opened his first store in Mexico in the city of Monterrey. In September 2013 he opened his first store in Peru, currently has three stores in that country. In 2015, it arrived in Colombia, where company currently has two locations in Bogotá.
Vapiano Restaurant is self-service. At the entrance, the customer will receive a chip card that reads what he orders. He leaves the card and pays when he leaves. Several counters are served to prepare food, each one specializing in a particular type of dishes (such as Pasta, Pizza, Desserts and Coffee, etc.). After ordering, a cook, called Vapianista, orders the food ordered directly to the customer. The customer can then communicate with the chef, and fine-tune the food together according to his taste.