NEW YORK (AP) — Why deliver a pizza to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro?
Because it's there, and, for Pizza Hut, also to celebrate its new store in Tanzania, the African nation where Mt. Kilimanjaro rises more than 19,340 feet.
With a multiday ascent that ended May 8, a team of employees and Randall Blackford, general Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, landed the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery by land.
The team was led by professional guides to the top, where slices of pepperoni pizza were passed around.
Pizza Hut, with its entry into Tanzania, is now in the triple digits as far as the countries that have access to the chain's bacon spinach alfredo pizza with a bacon-stuffed crust, and other sumptuous concoctions.
The company is a division of Yum Brands Inc., which is based in Louisville, Kentucky.