May 17, 2020

Pizza Hut Europe appoints new Managing Director

Pizza Hut
Regina Borda
Managing Director
Executive
Laura Mullan
2 min
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Pizza Hut Europe has appointed Regina Borda as its new Managing Director of Pizza Hut Europe and Canada.

Starting immediately, Borda will be responsibl...

Pizza Hut Europe has appointed Regina Borda as its new Managing Director of Pizza Hut Europe and Canada.

Starting immediately, Borda will be responsible for 2,000 restaurants in over 30 countries.

She will be based at the head office in St Albans, and will lead up a five-strong European leadership team.

Speaking about her appointment, Borda said: It is an exciting time to be joining the Pizza Hut Europe business and over the next few months and years my focus will be on making sure we have the best possible experience for our customer.

“We need to make it easier for them to find, order, pay, track and enjoy their pizza,” she added.

“Innovation in technology will be a big enabler, but our brand experience is ultimately delivered through the people who work in our restaurants, and I want to focus on their experience as well.”

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Having worked for the Yum! Brand for 15 years, Borda has held positions as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

She most recently served as Chief Brand Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Milind Pant, President of Pizza Hut International added: “Regina has a solid track record in simplifying business processes and driving growth across regions.

“Having worked for Yum! across many marketing and operations roles, she knows exactly what customers want and how to achieve it and I’m confident she has the skills and experience to deliver in her new role.”
 

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May 17, 2020

Restaurant Brands New Zealand agrees to a master franchise deal with Yum! Brands

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Yum Brands
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Yum Brands
Catherine Sturman
1 min
Restaurant Brands New Zealand has seen an 10% increase in its first quarter in comparison to the previous year, generating sales of up to $97.4mn.

The...

Restaurant Brands New Zealand has seen an 10% increase in its first quarter in comparison to the previous year, generating sales of up to $97.4mn.

The corporate franchisee is also now set to further its growth by signing a new Pizza Hut master franchise agreement with Yum! Brands, which will enable it to continue its operations for the brand in New Zealand.

Network sales in the first quarter sales within Pizza Hut’s New Zealand arm equated to $23.4mn, an increase of up to 1.2%. However, there is now a slight decrease in the number of Pizza Hut stores run by independent franchisees, with up to 98 stores in total.

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The 10-year agreement will enable Restaurant Brands to continue running the everyday administration and marketing work of the Pizza Hut brand in the country, and also bolster independent franchisee-owned stores, according to newsroom.pro.   

Restaurant Brands has become New Zealand’s largest fast-food operator, with KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks Coffee and Carl's Jr brands situated under its umbrella.

In Hawaii, Pizza Hut has also seen an increase of 10.9% in Q1, with no decrease in store numbers.

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