EG Group helps Pizza Hut Delivery expand in on-the-go

Zuber and Mohsin Issa

EG Group and Pizza Hut have formed a new franchising partnership, which helps Pizza Hut expand into the on-the-go market.

The partnership will see EG Group operating eight new Pizza Hut stores in petrol stations across the UK by the end of 2021. The first EG Group-operated store is due to open in the Hartlepool area in the coming weeks.

As a franchisee, EG Group will keep Pizza Hut’s signature branding and menu, and will offer five classic flavours including Margherita, Pepperoni, Supreme, Meat Feast, and Veggie Supreme, as well as newer addition the Beyond Meat Supreme pizza.

Neil Manhas, General Manager at Pizza Hut Delivery in the UK, said: “EG Group has a wealth of experience in forecourt retail, in operating food service and their expertise as a global leader in this specific type of retail makes them the ideal partner to lead us into this new market.

“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to adapting to customer demand by expanding our offerings. This wouldn’t be possible without the incredible work of each of our franchisees and team members, who have helped us continue to grow following the pandemic. I appreciate their dedication to the Pizza Hut brand.”

Mohammed Tayab, Food and Beverage Director – Europe at EG Group, added: “We are proud to be partnering with Pizza Hut to bring yet another global food service brand to our customers in convenient locations across the UK. We are excited to build on our existing relationship with Yum!, as we already work with KFC and operate a large number of restaurants across the EG Group estate.

“We look forward to trialling the pizza by the slice proposition and making it a resounding success.”