Pizza Hut Delivery to open 100 new UK stores

  • Pizza Hut Delivery is to open at least 100 new stores across the United Kingdom by 2014.

    The move has been backed by an investment of $32 million.

    The company, a subsidiary of U.S. food giant Yum Brands, said the "aggressive expansion plan" is set create up to 2,000 jobs.

    Pizza Hut Delivery, which uses a franchise model, said both existing and new franchisees would get financial support to open new stores.

    It currently has 300 stores in the UK, both franchise and company owned.

    Pizza Hut Delivery said that its long-term aim was to have 700 outlets across the UK.

    The business is run separately to the 330 dine-in Pizza Hut restaurants, which last month was acquired by investment firm Rutland Partners.