Business

300 Pizza Huts, mostly dine-in locations, to close


Up to 300 Pizza Hut restaurants will be closed, most of them dine-in locations not well suited for carryout and delivery at a time when millions of people are sheltering and eating at home.


Franchisee NPC International said Monday in documents filed in bankruptcy court that it had come to an agreement with Pizza Hut to close hundreds of locations.


The Leawood, Kansas, company filed for bankruptcy protection last month.


NPC owns 1,225 Pizza Huts and 385 Wendy’s restaurants in 27 states.


In May, Pizza Hut’s U.S. carryout and delivery sales reached an eight-year high, according to Yum Brands Inc., the Louisville, Kentucky, company that also owns KFC and Taco Bell.


This story has been corrected to show that Pizza Hut currently has 7,000 U.S. locations, not 6,700.






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