Pizza Hut restaurant, Riccarton: Picturing Canterbury

Pizza Hut restaurant, Riccarton. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-00208A.

Families eating pizza in the new Pizza Hut restaurant in Riccarton shopping mall, 12 May 1981. The restaurant was situated in the car park to the north of the mall on Matipo Street opposite Dallas Street. The Pizza Hut franchise was first introduced to New Zealand by Garry Melville-Smith in 1974 when he opened a restaurant in New Lynn, Auckland. The Riccarton restaurant building conformed to the traditional Pizza Hut architectural style designed in 1963 by Chicago architect, George Lindstrom. This included the trapezoid roof and windows. The latter are visible in this photograph. 

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