Scottish family-owned Glenshire Group, which also operates Greens Retail and frozen drinks brand Skwishee, is expanding its Pizza Hut Delivery franchise operation having acquired 16 sites after a successful initial launch in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
The deal was completed on 1 November 2023, with all 293 colleagues transferring to Glenshire, taking the total number of Pizza Hut sites operated to 17.
The franchise is operated by subsidiary company Glenshire Brands, a joint venture of Glenshire Group and Round Box, who opened their first Pizza Hut franchise adjacent to convenience store Greens of Kirkcaldy in September this year.
The acquisition builds on Greens Retail’s current estate of 21 convenience stores.
Group Managing Director Harris Aslam said: “There are significant synergies between our existing convenience retail business and Pizza Hut which has allowed for seamless integration. We now have a group strength of over 700 colleagues and are on a mission to deliver our shared values of putting our customers and our people at the heart of everything we do.
“Pizza Hut remains committed to expanding its presence in Scotland, and so we clearly share the same vision for ambitious growth whilst delivering unparalleled quality pizzas.”
Nicolas Burquier, Managing Director Pizza Hut Europe, added: “We are extremely excited by our partnership with our new franchisee, Glenshire Group, and value the opportunities this brings to local communities, as well as the continued investment in the brand our fans know and love.
“Our business thrives on strong partnerships with our franchisees, and Glenshire Group has a wealth of experience in convenience retail and operating food service. It’s a partnership we are excited about. It’s clear we have the same goals and ambition to drive growth and continuing to deliver our iconic pizzas, making them an ideal partner to expand our Scottish offering.”