Pizza Hut to close 29 restaurants across UK
- Credit: Archant
Fast food chain Pizza Hut, with outlets across Suffolk, has revealed closures which will put 450 jobs at risk.
It said it is negotiating a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) restructuring deal after it faced “significant disruption” from the pandemic.
The Pizza Hut Restaurants group said it has put forward the proposals as “sales are not expected to fully bounce back until well into 2021” despite a quick and safe reopening of sites.
It has two restaurants in Ipswich, one in Bury St Edmunds and also in Lowestoft. It is not yet known which restaurants will close.
The measures aim to protect about 5,000 jobs across its remaining restaurants, totalling 244, as well as the “longevity” of the business, it said.
You may also want to watch:
It follows rival Pizza Express’s announcement that it will shut 73 restaurants with 1,100 job losses after its own CVA deal was approved by creditors.
- 1 Six senior players - including Downes - will start pre-season with Under-23s
- 2 League One side showing strong interest in Ipswich youngster Lankester
- 3 Town show Jacobs interest but injury holds up potential deal
- 4 Head chef frustrated after 13 'no shows'
- 5 Man in 50s dies following crash on Suffolk border
- 6 Mike Bacon: We needed an enormous brush.... And it looks like we are getting one!
- 7 Rubbish dumped on A14 approach road
- 8 Man dies following stabbing in Bury St Edmunds
- 9 New beginnings, old faces and a return home - what to look for on 'fixtures day'
- 10 Ipswich to face army of familiar faces as Town draw U's in EFL Trophy