Pizza Hut

Chicagoland Area Pizza Huts Get Facelifts

Innovative Design Concepts of Frankfort and Franchise Management Investors of Woodstock, NB, Canada have partnered up to improve franchisee owned area Pizza Huts locations. 

Chris Bakutis of IDCI hopes that the improvements will bring increased business growth to the Pizza Huts locations. 

“The plan is to establish 1,000 sq.ft. carryout only locations,” states Chris, “providing customers with quality food and fast service.”

Pizza Hut Launches Epic New Menu Item

 

Pizza Hut launched the Big Dinner Box, an "epic sized" box filled with two medium rectangular one-topping pizzas, eight wings and five breadsticks for only $19.99.

The Big Dinner Box from Pizza Hut is one of the pizza category’s first ever value boxes offering a combination of pizza and side items in a single package. The Big Dinner Box is available for a limited time at participating Pizza Hut restaurants.

“More than 50 years ago, Pizza Hut began a journey that brought great tasting, value-driven pizza to a national audience,” says Kurt Kane, CMO of Pizza Hut.

Papa Murphy’s Promotes Ken Calwell to CEO

Papa Murphy’s International, America’s take ‘n’ bake pizza leader and fifth largest pizza chain in the U.S., announced the company’s President Ken Calwell will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective Dec. 31, 2011.

Current CEO John Barr will remain Papa Murphy’s Chairman of the Board and will hand over day-to-day executive duties to Calwell.

Yum! Brands, NASCAR Drive Together Against Hunger

NASCAR driver David Gilliland was on the fast track to share the Yum! Brands, Inc. World Hunger Relief message last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Gilliland’s No. 34 Ford Fusion sported the World Hunger Relief logos and decals from Yum! Brands, Inc., KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, as he got behind the wheel at NASCAR’s fastest track.

Franchising Remains Dependable Growth Strategy

As the restaurant industry seeks growth during a sluggish economic recovery, a new report by Technomic and Restaurant Finance Monitor finds franchising of restaurant brands continues to be a major avenue pursued by chains. As a result of the recession franchisors began commonly offering incentives such as credit support and fee reductions to lure investors, and those practices have continued as traditional sources of credit are still not easy to come by for many potential franchisees.

Top 50 Breakdown by Market Segments

The top quick-serve and fast-casual brands in the nation.

Fast Food Closing in on Full Service in Customer Satisfaction

The quick-service industry is closing the customer satisfaction gap standing between it and the full-service industry, according to a new study.

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), released today, found that customer satisfaction with the quick-serve industry had increased 5.3 percent between 2010 and 2011, to a score of 79 out of 100.

The full-service industry, meanwhile, increased only 1.2 percent to a score of 82.

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