For more than 60 years, Pizza Hut has been slinging hot, cheesy pies to hungry consumers

For more than 60 years, Pizza Hut has been slinging hot, cheesy pies to hungry consumers all over the world. (There are more than 16,000 locations worldwide.) Whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian, here are 15 things you should know about the popular pizza chain. Dan and Frank Carney borrowed $600 from their mother in 1958 to open a pizza place while attending Wichita State University. The name was inspired by the former bar that they rented to open their first location. A year after the first location opened in Wichita, Kansas, the Carney brothers had already incorporated the business and asked their friend Dick Hassur to open the first franchise location in Topeka, Kansas. Hassur, who had previously gone to school and worked at Boeing with Dan Carney, was looking for a way out of his insurance agent job. He soon became a multi-franchise owner, and worked to find other managers who could open Pizza Huts across the country. Once, when a successful manager of a Wichita location put in his notice, Hassur was sent in to convince the man to stay. That manager happened to be Bill Parcells, who had resigned his Pizza Hut job in order to take his first coaching job at a small...

50 Zero Waste Products for your Package Free Business

Zero waste products have become popular. Because businesses have grown increasingly conscious of the impact they can have on the environment. The products you choose to sell, the packaging you use and the vendors you work with make a major impact on your carbon footprint. But you can find ways to run a store or business in a more sustainable way. If you own a business and want to keep packaging and waste at a minimum, here are some of the wholesale zero waste products that you might consider offering. There are plenty of options, from kitchen utensils to baby products and even office supplies. Plastic straws hurt the environment. Consider reusable options instead.  For example, these from Zero Waste Cartel offer a more sustainable option.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],’smallbiztrends_com-medrectangle-3′,’ezslot_0′,149,’0′])); Help your customers enjoy their coffee and tea without creating unnecessary waste. For example, offer this reusable Keep Cup made from tempered glass and reclaimed cork. For a reusable water bottle option, Klean Kanteen offers a variety of products that you can sell as-is or with custom logos. Glass jars also make for perfe...

As an adult, I have found that it’s hard to buy clothing that doesn’t make me

As an adult, I have found that it’s hard to buy clothing that doesn’t make me look like a teenager, and in turn, find grown-up places to shop. I realize this is a nice problem to have. It’s nice that people generally think I’m younger than I am (which is 35). But having a timeless look is also a dilemma when seeking fashion. The stress of it all hit me particularly hard earlier this year, in the middle of spring, when one look at my closet revealed that I needed not only more clothes, but more dresses. Good, simple dresses! Could I find some adult dresses to offset my incredible youth? I somewhat succeeded but couldn’t help buying a set of youthful dresses through a bounty of ASOS hauls in May and June. My goal was simple: to build a collection of dresses I could throw on mindlessly and adorn with accessories if necessary. For some reason, I had a craving for white this season and threw the white dress above ($19) into my shopping cart. While the striped smock with frilly sleeves ($32) didn’t scream adult, I bought it ’cause it was cute and reversible (the other side is a V-neck). I went HAM from there and bought a tank dress ($14) in black and white, a halter dress ($29), a su...

Betrayal. Torture. Escape. An American Woman Inside the Islamic State

This is an adapted excerpt from Shane Bauer’s two-part series on American involvement in Syria. Read the full article or listen to this special Mother Jones Podcast episode about this story. In the plains near the Iraq border, I pull up to a refugee camp surrounded by a chain-link fence. For the first time since I’ve been in Syria, I see women with covered faces and flowing black abayas. Children scamper between rows of tents covered with white plastic tarps. The Kurdish official who arranged for me to come here said the YPJ, the all-women Kurdish militia, was holding hundreds of women who had come from dozens of countries to join ISIS. Most of their husbands are dead, in prison, or still fighting to hold the last scraps of ISIS territory. Many of their governments have refused to take them and their children back. Several Kurdish officials I’ve interviewed have brought up this problem. They say they don’t have the resources to hold all these people indefinitely. I am met by a Kurdish British YPJ intelligence officer with a thick London accent who is annoyed that I showed up and annoyed with Americans generally. I ask if I can walk around the camp. She says no. Can I take pictur...

Bartenders Are Acid-Adjusting Citrus for Completely Customized Cocktails

When it comes to balancing flavors in your favorite cocktails, acid is vital. It can come from a variety of places, too. Your drink might get its kick from vermouth; verjus, a highly acidic juice made by pressing sour fruits; shrubs; or lacto-fermented substances like yogurt (yes, yogurt!). Of course, citrus fruits are the most common source of acidity at cocktail bars. Some craft bartenders have developed cutting-edge techniques to manipulate it in their cocktails. “Acid-adjusting is the process of adding either citric acid, or citric and malic acids to a juice with a low titratable acidity (i.e., pineapple, grapefruit, or orange juice) to bring the total acid level to the same as that of lemon or lime,” Jack Schramm, head bartender at Existing Conditions, says. Let’s say you want to make a Margarita with grapefruit juice. If you simply swap out lime juice for grapefruit, your cocktail will taste unbalanced. “Juices like orange and grapefruit have great flavor, but lack the acid backbone to deliver the necessary punch of brightness in sour-style cocktails,” says Schramm. Adding lemon or lime juice in addition to grapefruit, for example, would increase the acidity level, but the...

Form 10-K BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC For: Dec 31

Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ☑    No  ☐ Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ☐    No  ☑ Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☑    No  ☐ Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☑    No  ☐ Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in def...

Bosnia’s sole aluminum smelter shuts, to go for bankruptcy

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Bosnian aluminum smelter Aluminij will file for bankruptcy after closing on Wednesday, putting at risk some 10,000 jobs, including contractors and those at the processing firms it supplies. The smelter was disconnected from the power grid just after midnight over debts incurred because of high electricity and alumina prices, officials said. The asset is one of Bosnia’s biggest exporters, employing 900 workers in the southern town of Mostar. Nermin Dzindic, energy minister in the government of the autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation, Aluminij’s biggest single shareholder with a 44% stake, said the company would file for bankruptcy. The closure followed a failed attempt to find a strategic partner for the company, which has total debts of nearly 380 million Bosnian marka ($219 million). Dzindic told reporters his government planned to continue talks with potential strategic partner Emirates Global Aluminum and seek new investors for the firm. More than 70% of the company’s debt is owed to state power utility EPHZHB, which in June stopped supplying it with power at favorable prices agreed with the government last December. The smelter has since been force...

Travis Scott Gifted Daughter Stormi a Stuffed Animal Chair Worth $25,000

The chair was part of a limited edition series, a collaboration between artist Kaws and brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana It’s nothing but the best for Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s 11-month-old daughter, Stormi. Scott recently presented her a gift of a chair made of stuffed animals that retails for upwards of $25,000—and Stormi loves it. “Daddy dropped off a new chair for Stormi,” Jenner captioned a sweet video of the baby girl excitedly enjoying the plush furniture. “And omg this girl threw the bag over her shoulder I can’t.” In the clip, someone off-camera hands Stormi a Louis Vuitton bag, which she then dangles on her right wrist as she waves with her left hand. The chair, which is composed of what looks to be a pile of black plush dolls heaped onto a moon chair, is part of a limited-edition-series collaboration between São Paolo–based designer brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana and internationally acclaimed American artist Kaws. “For each design, the Sao Paulo–based duo combines sets of soft toys—from generic animals to icons like Mickey Mouse—into giant cushions to be sat on,” design and architecture magazine dezeen explains. “The Campanas are renowned for...

Expansion plans demand new tools at Diamond Shelters/Dueck’s Mechanical Inc.

The structures built by Diamond Shelters can be anywhere from 15 feet wide to 160 feet wide and use either welded truss supports or a single hoop design. Here we see several on one property. Opportunities to expand your business operations are always welcome, but often those opportunities demand upgrades in your core business to ensure a smooth transition in operations. That’s what Diamond Shelters owner LaVern Dueck is addressing today. Diamond Shelters has been designing and fabricating fabric-covered steel structures since 1989 from its facility in Whitemouth, Man. Its products have been used in industries as varied as mining and agriculture to sports facilities. Any organization that requires a durable permanent or portable building structure is a potential customer of Diamond Shelters. The company has stock and can also create custom designs. Diamond Shelters is part of Dueck’s Mechanical Inc., a family business that offers mechanical and welding services, dimensional steel, as well as parts and hardware sourcing. If a customer needs hydraulic hoses or fittings, steel or welding supplies, Dueck makes a point of sourcing it for them. It’s all about customer service. Although...

Global Glass Curtain Wall Report By Industry Development, Trends, Investigation 2019 and Forecast To 2024

Glass Curtain Wall Global Market 2019-2024 covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. Global Glass Curtain Wall Market report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global Glass Curtain Wall sector. The market size section gives the Glass Curtain Wall market revenues, covering both the historic growth of the market and forecasting the future. Access Global Glass Curtain Wall Market Research Report Details at: at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/358764    China is the largest supplier and consumer of Glass Curtain Wall, with a production market share of 67.15% and a consumption market share of 63.14% in 2015. The second place is North America, following China with the production market share of 9.99% and a consumption market share of 11.79%. Europe is another important place with the production market share of 10.44% and a consumption market share of 10.23% in 2015. Market competition is Yuanda China, JiangHong Group, Permasteelisa, Schcuo, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, etc. are the leader of t...

Psst: Macy’s is Having A Huge Sale on Summer Shorts Right Now

We spent all winter wishing for summer, and now that the heat has hit, we kind of can’t wait for fall. In order to stay sane (and cool) for the next two months, we have a serious shorts haul on our minds. And it’s safe to say we’ve manifested a sale, because Macy’s is having a huge one at the moment on just about every pair of shorts. Fate? We think so. Here are seven pairs we’re buying and rotating every week. PureWow may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from PureWow’s editorial and sales departments. 2A Strong: Dear Democrats: I’m planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me. We’re planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and we’ll need your help to make a few arrangements. We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, the President of Mexico , that I’m on my way over? Please let him know that I will be expect...

RFID Inc. Offers RFID Products Online – 2019-02-28 – Page 1

RFID, Inc., an Aurora, Co.-based developer and manufacturer of RFID tags and readers, has launched a new RFID ecommerce website, at which visitors can purchase RFID tags, readers and antenna hardware. The products include low-frequency (LF, 125 KHz), high-frequency (HF, 13.56 MHz) and ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) passive RFID tags and readers, as well as active RFID products operating at 433.92 MHz. “With more than 1,000 different product SKUs [stock-keeping units], this site is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive RFID ecommerce site in the world,” says James Heurich, RFID, Inc.’s CEO. “Our forte, for 34 years, has been as a provider of custom RFID tags and readers addressing the needs of users or OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] with unique applications demanding product that doesn’t currently exist. RFID, Inc. was founded in 1984. It initially offered LF tags and readers operating at 125 KHz and 148 KHz. LF hardware continues to be a major source of its revenue, but the firm has grown into the HF and UHF markets throughout the years, including applications of RFID-enabled processes on factory floors. The company offers high-temperature t...

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