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Original Pizza Hut building moves to new home on WSU campus

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 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.

The original Pizza Hut building was moved Monday morning from one end of Wichita State University to the Innovation Campus.

Plans call for the building to become a museum, which will house a collection of Pizza Hut memorabilia.

The building moved from its first site at Kellogg and Bluff to WSU in 1986. Wichita brothers Dan and Frank Carney started Pizza Hut in 1958.

“It was the birthplace of the Pizza Hut,” Dan Carney told the Wichita Eagle earlier this year. “It was a little 500-square-foot building that started the chain.”

Dan Carney was on campus Monday with his family to watch the move.

Pizza Hut franchisee Bill Walsh shares just some of the memorabilia that will be in the future museum at the original Pizza Hut building at Wichita State University's Innovation Campus. (Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle/Jan. 24, 1017)

Contributing: Jaime Green and Carrie Rengers of The Eagle

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