Pizza Hut predicts 100 new Greater Manchester jobs

Pizza Hut bosses have said that over 100 jobs will be created because of upcoming Greater Manchester restaurant refurbishments.

The Manchester Evening News reports that, in the wake of a £500,000 revamp for the Pizza Hut in the Trafford Centre, the brand is going to make an investment worth £2 million in eateries in Greater Manchester.

This will kick start the rollout of an American-diner theme for its eateries.

"Trafford Centre is a flagship restaurant for us. That’s why this is a good place for us to start this new concept that will continue to be put in place across the region," Mike Spencer, operations director, told the news provider.

More than 60 eateries are going to be given revamps before 2014 is out according to Mr Spencer, an element of an investment programme worth £60 million.

Pizza Hut is revamping its menu, with new items including milkshakes and waffles.

Mr Spencer said that Greater Manchester overall will see £2 million of investment over a two year period, which will result in "at least 100 jobs".

Due to the amount of competition emerging in recent years, Pizza Hut needed to "go to the next stage," he added.

Spencer has named examples of Pizza Hut's direct competition as Frankie & Benny's and Nando's.

Pizza Hut UK recently re-introduced The EDGE Pizza, which includes toppings right to the edge of the base.

It's encouraging Twitter interaction about the pizza, with the hashtag #crustVnocrust – which customers can use to say whether they want this sort of pizza to remain on Pizza Hut's menu.

There are four types of The EDGE pizza: The Works, The V-Edge, The Spicy Chicken and The Meaty.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist hospitality recruitment agency.