Pizza Hut to replace shuttered La. units

More than 40 stores closed after chain sues franchisee

Pizza Hut Inc. plans to invest more than $10 million over the next 18 months to restore its presence in southern Louisiana after more than 40 franchised units closed earlier this week.

On Monday, Pizza Hut sued franchisee Lundy Enterprises LLC of New Orleans in the U.S. District Court in North Texas, claiming Lundy owed royalties and advertising fees, and that the franchisee “was unable to meet serious financial obligations to federal, state and local taxing authorities.”

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