Pizza Hut signs for new Leeds location

Published:  07 March, 2016

First new restaurant in over five years for resurgent pizza chain

Scheduled to open in the second half of 2017, the restaurant will be located in the new leisure extension at Land Securities’ White Rose development in Leeds, alongside the new, 11-screen Cineworld.

The move forms the latest phase in Pizza Hut’s ambitious refurbishment programme, which has seen it reimage over half its 272-strong restaurant portfolio since 2012 when Rutland Partners acquired the business.

Development director Mike Spencer said: “Since 2012 our focus has been on delivering the refurbishment programme for our existing portfolio and this marks a significant step in our growth strategy. We are now half way through refurbishing our entire estate, which has seen us create a new look and feel for every Hut. Already our strategy is paying off; the refurbished estate is playing a significant role in the success of our business, with Huts achieving up to 40 per cent increase in sales growth and our recent results are testament to that.”

In December Pizza Hut Restaurants announced like-for-like growth of 6.2 per cent for the preceding 12 months, marking nine quarters of consecutive growth.

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