Pizza Hut closes
Pizza Hut in Sallisaw closed its doors this week with a sign on the door leaving no explanation to the public as to why.
Long time manager of the franchise, Susan Pack, could not reached for comment as of press time Thursday.
An employee with the Roland Pizza Hut said their Pizza Hut inherited the left over supplies from the Sallisaw Pizza Hut and it was all he knew about the restaurant’s closing.
Pizza Hut officials announced in August of plans to close 300 locations after NPC International, which owns 1,225 Pizza Huts in several states, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July of this year, according to information released by Pizza Hut officials.
The franchisee agreed to close roughly a quarter of its Pizza Hut restaurants and sell the remaining location “Specific” restaurants, reports state.
A majority of the Pizza Huts such as the one in Sallisaw have dining rooms. However, the restaurant was not offering drive through services and did not deliver pizza.
Pizza Hut officials said Monday the 300 locations which have closed “significantly underperform” in comparison to other NPC Pizza Hut locations.
Officials said their aim is to provide an opportunity for the employees to find employment at other nearby Pizza Hut restaurants.
Due to the coronavirus, restaurants such as the Sallisaw Pizza Hut, located at 2333 E. Cherokee, closed off dining to the public and customers could only order through pick-up through the Pizza Hut website or phone orders or at the window.