Pizza Hut UK have confirmed that their branch, on the Sittingbourne Retail Park in Mill Way, has permanently closed.
A Pizza Hut Restaurants spokesperson told SFM News:"Unfortunately the Sittingbourne closure has been beyond our control and we are doing everything we can to redeploy our team members to other Pizza Hut Restaurants in order to minimise the impact to our workforce. We understand this is a difficult time for everyone involved and are supporting our team members as much as we possibly can."
Pizza Hut, like other restuarant and hospitality venues, was forced to close all its branches temporarily on 23rd March 2020, in line with the COVID-19 government guidelines in the initial Lockdown with the vast majority of its UK restaurants reopening in August last year when Pizza Hut took part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
Prior to the pandemic Pizza Hut, which trades in the UK under franchise from its US-based owner Yum Branchs, had 244 restaurants in the UK and employed around 5,450 people.