EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): Cambridge, Leicester, Grantham, Huddersfield, Glasgow, Cumbernauld, Plymouth, Maidenhead, Oxford, Dunstable, Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford, Scarborough, Worcester, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Sheffield, London, Cardiff, and other locations


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Number Employed: 5700
Group: Yum! Brands

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-09-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 450
Planned Job Reductions max: 450
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Pizza Hut, the US-based global pizza restaurant chain has confirmed a company restructure with closing 29 restaurants across the UK, putting 450 jobs at risk of redundancy. The restructure includes an agreement with landlords and creditors to save costs and it is foreseen to save more than 5,000 jobs.

A spokesperson for the company said the restructure provided 'a strong platform' for the long-term future of the business.

Pizza Hut Restaurants had 244 branches and employed 5,700 people in the UK before the COVID-19 pandemic started. All restaurants were closed during the UK’s lockdown in the Spring and the hospitality sector continues to face challenges as local and regional restrictions are being put in place.