Pizza Hut to Shut Down Over 500 Dine-In Locations Across the U.S.

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Pizza Hut is making some changes and will be closing hundreds of dine-in locations across the U.S.

According to Food Business Network, the pizza franchise has decided to focus on delivery and carryout services, meaning it will cut back on “underperforming dine-in restaurants.”

“This will ultimately strengthen the Pizza Hut business in the U.S. and set it up for a faster long-term growth,” President of Yum! Brands David W. Gibbs said in an earnings call, the outlet reported.

There are currently 7,496 Pizza Hut locations across the country, according to Yum! Brands website. Of those, 6,100 are traditional dine-in restaurants and 1,350 are express locations.

The total, however, is expected to drop to as low as 7,000 in the next two years Gibbs said.

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