Negotiated Learning Experience

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PORTFOLIO NEGOTIATED LEARNING EXPERIENCE: PIZZA HUT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 7/17/2011 Your User Name Executive Summary This report studies Pizza Hut in the United Kingdom in its current and future strategic development. It focuses on identifying and enhancing its organizational policies, procedures, and working practices.


Introduction Pizza Hut began in 1958 when brothers, Frank and Dan Carney, established the first store in Wichita, Kansas. With room for only 25 seats, the first Pizza Hut restaurant was very small. For the origin of the name, Frank and Dan had a restaurant sign which only had space for nine letters, so they put ‘Pizza’ in the name, with the remaining space for 3 more letters. In addition, because the building resembled a hut, the name Pizza Hut was tagged. The first store in the United Kingdom opened fifteen years later. Now, the company has flourished to the extent that it is the largest pizza company in the world. As the dominant pizza and delivery chain in the UK, it has 697 outlets in the nation. It is part of Yum Restaurants International (who also owns KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, A & W and Pizza Hut Worldwide). The datelines listed below indicate the development of Pizza Hut in the United Kingdom (UK): ‘”Here is a Quick Bite History for you: 2007 Thick ‘n’ thin, Pizza Hut’s ‘best of both’ offering is launched! 2006 Whitbread sells their share of the joint venture to Yum! Brands Inc. Pizza Hut UK Ltd is now 100% owned by Yum! Cheesy Bites is launched! 697 restaurants now in the UK! 154 stores are franchise owned by 61 franchisees. ...
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