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A museum that will feature a slice of Wichita

By Kirk Seminoff

kseminoff@wichitaeagle.com

September 19, 2017 10:49 AM

UPDATED September 19, 2017 11:37 AM

Pizza Hut’s largest delivery happened at Wichita State University on Monday and will become more of a testament to two Shocker entrepreneurs.

Large-scale delivery: First Pizza Hut takes a trip on campus

The original Pizza Hut building was moved from one end of Wichita State University to the Innovation Campus where it will become a museum. Pizza Hut co-founder Dan Carney was there with his family to watch.

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The building that housed the first Pizza Hut in 1958 was moved across campus to the Innovation Campus, near the Marcus Welcome Center and in a spot where new students will have an opportunity to visit what will become a Pizza Hut museum.

Brothers Dan and Frank Carney opened the restaurant at Kellogg and Bluff. The 500 square-foot structure was moved to the WSU campus in 1986.

Though the Carneys sold Pizza Hut to PepsiCo in 1977, the concept that spawned red roofs around the world remains a proud piece of Wichita, not only in trivia but in entrepreneurial spirit. A new spot on campus with a new purpose will be a lasting tribute to Wichita’s slice of the pizza world.

Kirk Seminoff: 316-268-6278, @kseminoff