Pizza hut chain plans to hire 14,000 new drivers this year. Spokesman Doug Terfehr said “As on-demand delivery continues to be a priority for our customers, we are more committed than ever to providing the best pizza delivery experience possible,”
The positions are permanent for the new drivers and will be a mix of full-time and part-time positions. For the rest of 2017, About 3,000 will be added each month.
Terfehr said that “The ratio of part vs. full truly depends on the needs and wants of the individual restaurant and market,” Pizza Hut is owned by Yum! Brands (YUM). YUM is also the parent company of KFC and Taco Bell.
It’s already been a huge year for Pizza Hut jobs. The company said it would add 11,000 pizza makers, delivery drivers, managers, and servers in the U.S. ahead of Super Bowl Sunday in January.
6300 locations in the US
There are 6,300 locations all over the country. Pizza Hut also said that it’s making out a new algorithm in the U.S. to better predict how long it will take for your food to arrive on Tuesday.
The company said in a statement.”The system can estimate that how long a delivery will take. It will also account for variable factors such as construction, weather, traffic and other irregularities in the delivery pattern to enable safe, accurate deliveries,”
Pizza Hut continues to drag down Yum! Brands. Overall, they are having a strong year. Yum! Brands stock up more than 16%. But in the first quarter Pizza Hut’s same store sales were down 3%. At KFC, they were up 2%, and at Taco Bell they were up 8%.