PLANO, Texas, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pizza Hut announced today it expects restaurants to fill up to 11,000 job openings as they head into the hungriest Sunday of the year for pizza fans. With pizza orders typically spiking to record numbers during pro football's Big Game, having a full bench ready to deliver quick and reliable service is key. The uptick in hiring also reflects Pizza Hut's commitment to improving the customer experience, fueling restaurant growth and unlocking the best potential in all restaurant employees.
The 11,000 positions estimated to be available are offered by Pizza Hut corporate-owned restaurants and many of the locally-owned and operated franchise restaurants across the country. Positions range from pizza makers and delivery drivers to store managers and more. More information about the job opportunities can be found at Jobs.PizzaHut.com.
"The Pizza Hut system is looking for 11,000 new go-getters to give our fans as positive of an experience as possible," said Kelly McCulloch, Senior Director, Human Resources at Pizza Hut. "We're committed to improving the overall customer experience. This starts with our restaurants recruiting top talent, and training team members to perform at their absolute best."
Pizza Hut and its independent franchisees strive to offer a work environment that sets employees up for success and for growth opportunities. In 2015, Pizza Hut launched the Life Unboxed EDU initiative, helping team members reach their full potential. This unique program offers employees at company-owned restaurants and participating franchisees —and their families—50 percent off tuition to attend career-boosting educational courses at Excelsior College, the No. 1 ranked college for working adults as ranked by College Factual.
Last year Pizza Hut pledged to grow the number of U.S. store locations to 8,500 – and 20,000 worldwide – over the next several years. The resulting expansion in the number of available positions, and career-building training and education programs offered by franchisees, will help fuel store growth across the country, and help Pizza Hut offer a top-notch customer experience to pizza lovers everywhere.
Pizza lovers can visit Blog.PizzaHut.com to learn more about the brand and head to www.PizzaHut.com to order now. Franchise operators are responsible for their own hiring practices. Employee benefits may vary.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The company began 58 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria.
What started out small has become the biggest pizza company in the world and today operates more than 15,600 restaurants in more than 97 countries serving innovative pizzas, traditional favorites like the signature Pan Pizza, and much more. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 630,000 classrooms nationwide. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Follow Pizza Hut on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PizzaHut), Twitter (www.twitter.com/pizzahut) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/pizzahut).
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