The expansion is set to bring investment to smaller communities, creating about 90 new jobs and growth opportunities for Pizza Hut staff. The first EG Group operated store is expect to open in the Hartepool area in the next two weeks.
Pizza Hut products will be available on-the-go for roadside customers, and will feature five classic flavours including Margherita, Pepperoni, Supreme, Meat Feast, and Veggie Supreme. It will also include the new ‘Beyond Meat’ Supreme pizza.
Neil Manhas, General Manager of Pizza Hut Delivery in the UK, said, “We are extremely excited to partner with EG Group to create further opportunities for our communities and continue investing in the brand our fans know and love. EG Group has a wealth of experience in forecourt retail, in operating food service and their expertise as a global leader in this specific type of retail makes them the ideal partner to lead us into this new market.
“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to adapting to customer demand by expanding our offerings. This wouldn’t be possible without the incredible work of each of our franchisees and Team Members, who have helped us continue to grow following the pandemic. I appreciate their dedication to the Pizza Hut brand”.
Mohammed Tayab, Food & Beverage Director – Europe at EG Group also commented on the announcement. “We are proud to be partnering with Pizza Hut to bring yet another global food service brand to our customers in convenient locations across the UK. We are excited to build on our existing relationship with Yum!, as we already work with KFC and operate a large number of restaurants across the EG Group estate. We look forward to trialling the pizza by the slice proposition and making it a resounding success,” said Mr Tayab.
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