Pizza Hut’s future has never looked brighter, says Neil Manhas, the company’s chief financial officer
Pizza Hut is a wonderful brand - a brand famous for its pioneering spirit, loved for its sense of fun and adored for its fantastic products.
Here in the UK, the Pizza Hut Delivery business is in the midst of a particularly exciting chapter in its own journey. Over the last three years, our business has grown its total annual sales by one third - underlining the growth trajectory the business is enjoying.
Over these three years, more than 100 delivery stores have been opened, servicing millions of additional households in the UK and Ireland. This expansion is particularly dramatic given that the brand has already been well established in the UK for over 30 years.
Indeed, Pizza Hut Delivery UK & Ireland’s ambition is to not only maintain this rate of growth, but to accelerate it even further.
Our business’ franchise owners have played a critical part in ensuring that the brand grows rapidly and successfully.
Our franchise population sees a healthy mix of well established business partners working alongside an ever growing pool of new franchise owners - underlining our commitment to developing strong, long-standing franchisor/franchise owner relationships, while also being an attractive business proposition for new entrants to the brand.
And it’s important to note that both historical and new franchise owners have been opening new stores.
Furthermore, Pizza Hut UK & Ireland’s Delivery franchise partners play an active role in the company’s strategic and operational stewardship. Franchise owner representation on the business’ councils and boards - ranging from marketing strategy to operational execution - is a key pillar to Pizza Hut UK & Ireland’s governance model.
This franchisor/franchise owner partnership is a win-win relationship, which enables enrichment and transparency of the decision making process to both parties’ mutual benefit.
Pizza Hut UK & Ireland continues to welcome individuals with a passion for outstanding customer service who wish to exercise an entrepreneurial spirit within the framework of a well established business model.
Indeed, our best-in-class support infrastructure is well equipped to continue to drive remarkable food innovation, industry leading technology development and fantastic people capability training to maximise the performance of our delivery stores.
In order to accelerate its growth, Pizza Hut Delivery is looking for ambitious new franchise owners and new sites across the country.
It has a dedicated franchise owner recruitment team and site acquisitions team in place to guide potential partners through the whole process.