Glenshire Group, which owns Greens Retail, has become a Pizza Hut franchisee through its subsidiary Glenshire Brands.
The group has opened its first branch, during Pizza Hut’s 50th anniversary of arriving in the UK, adjacent to its flagship Greens Retail convenience store in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
The opening weekend saw a “remarkable turnout” with pizza lovers in Kirkcaldy and neighbouring towns “queuing for several hours” to get their pizzas.
Harris Aslam, Managing Director of Glenshire Group, said: “We are excited for the start of our franchisee relationship with Pizza Hut, a global brand with a strong heritage, who are investing and innovating to become the leading Pizza brand in the UK.
“There are significant synergies between our existing convenience retail business and Pizza Hut and we particularly look forward to seeing how we can cross-sell by encouraging customers to collect fresh pizzas and shop in adjacent brands during dwell time.”
The franchise is operated by Glenshire Brands, a joint venture of Glenshire Group and Round Box, with plans to rapidly expand the Pizza Hut offering through Scotland and the North of England.
Sohaib Ghafoor, Director at Round Box, said: “The launch of our first Hut in Kirkcaldy has been met with resounding success and many thanks for customers for clearly showcasing their passion for the brand.
“We are pleased to be working alongside Glenshire and look forward to growing Pizza Hut with various locations already earmarked, as well as exploring other franchise opportunities within the sector.”