All Pizza Hut UK articles – Page 4

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    Veganuary operator offering round-up


    Once again, Veganuary is upon us, and with the number of vegans more than doubling to 600,000 between 2016 and 2019, this year’s operator offering is bigger than ever. 

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    Papa John’s appoints business development director


    Papa John’s has appointed Justin Gilbert as its new director of business development in the UK.

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    The transformational potential of rebranding and remodelling


    Embarking on a rebranding or remodelling programme may seem like a sure-fire way to reinvigorate your business, but there are many aspects to consider if you want to get it right, explains brand strategy consultant Ian Dunstall.

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    Paul UK: ‘The brand has huge untapped potential’


    The development of a franchise operation for Paul UK is high up on the agenda for its new chief executive Mark Hilton. He talks exclusively to MCA about the development of its new café format, current performance and tapping into the evening day part.

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    Deliveroo launches click and collect service


    Deliveroo has launched its long-awaited click and collect service, Pickup, which is currently available from 13 cities in the UK.

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    Paul UK appoints new chief executive


    Paul UK has appointed Mark Hilton as chief executive of the 37-strong French bakery and patisserie chain, replacing Jean-Michel Orieux, who stepped down from the role last year, MCA can reveal.

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    Walker joins CDG as CFO


    Casual Dining Group has appointed Adrian Walker as its new CFO, taking over from Giles David who will leave the business in December. Walker joins CDG after four years at Pizza Hut, where he worked as CFO and more recently as a non-executive director. “We look forward to welcoming Adrian ...

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    KFC UK sees sales up 6% in Q3


    KFC UK achieved a 6% sales increase for the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, resulting in a +14% increase for the year-to-date.

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    Wasabi appoints Birts CEO


    Wasabi, the sushi and bento chain, has appointed Henry Birts, formerly of Pizza Hut, as its new CEO.

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    Branded restaurant market – green shoots of recovery?


    Turning tables is a long-established practice in the restaurant market, albeit perhaps one more commonly associated with times of more buoyant trading than those currently prevailing. Highlighting just how fast the fortune tables can turn in this market, I was fascinated by some recent MCA analysis looking at physical growth by branded restaurant chains across different portfolio sizes. This year, the estate bracket sub-category that is anticipated to add the most net new sites will be ‘small’ operators. 

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    Pizza Hut: ‘A lot of people have tried to imitate us, but I think we do it best’


    As a subsidiary of the five billion-dollar corporate behemoth Yum! Brands, misty-eyed sentimentality might not be an emotion readily associated with a Pizza Hut refurbishment.

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    Pizza Hut Delivery launches two versions of new fast casual concept


    Pizza Hut Delivery has begun a national rollout of its ‘fast casual’ stores with the launch of two different formats.

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    Jens Hofma on rollouts, financials and innovation


    Pizza Hut Restaurants was subject to a management buy-out last year, led by CEO Jens Hofma. Speaking at MCA’s Restaurant Conference, he discusses the problems with fast rollouts, how it is possible to over-innovate, and why the customer is not always right. 

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    Papa John’s appoints new supply chain director


    Papa John’s UK has appointed former Pizza Hut procurement manager Robert Taylor as its new supply chain director.

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    Mark out of ten - What’s Yo! name?


    This week started with a banger of a PR stunt as I flicked through Twitter before I even put my specs on. Yo! (the artist formerly known as Yo! Sushi) has finally had enough of being pigeonholed by the nation as just a sushi chain and have changed their name ...

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    Steve Gotham: New tricks at old dog Pizza Hut Restaurants?


    Using key consumer insights from MCA’s Eating Out Panel, to what extent are UK customers feeling and acknowledging the love for Pizza Hut Restaurants?

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    US franchise entrepreneur swoops on Wrap it Up


    US restaurant executive and investor Aziz Hashim has bought a majority stake in World Gourmet Restaurants, the operator of grab and go franchise Wrap it Up!, MCA can reveal.

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    Blurred lines between Pizza Hut delivery and restaurants ‘inevitable’


    The dividing lines between Pizza Hut’s delivery and restaurant businesses will inevitably become blurred as the former expands into fast-casual, MD Neil Manhas has told MCA.

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    ‘It’s about choice, value and a frictionless experience’


    Pizza Hut UK’s managing director Neil Manhas talks to MCA’s sister title Food Spark about digital updates to the brand, being ‘maniacal’ about statistics, and the ambition to move the entire delivery estate to its new fast-casual model.

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    KFC sales up 19% for the year-to-date


    Sales at KFC in the UK were up 17% in Q2 2019 and 19% for the year-to-date (YTD), according to the latest results announcement from parent company Yum! Brands.