Pizza Hut franchisee ‘gains footing’ in 2Q

Pizza Hut franchisee ‘gains footing’ in 2Q

NPC International swings to profit, while same-store sales remain flat

NPC International Inc., the largest Pizza Hut franchisee, saw its business “gain some footing” in the second quarter, and expects the rest of the year to be devoted to redefining the brand, executives said Monday.

Jim Schwartz, president and CEO of Overland Park, Kan.-based NPC, said the company’s 1,262 Pizza Hut units benefited from new promotions such as the Big Flavor Dipper pizza and $6.99 Any Pairs deal in the quarter.

“We managed to gain some footing in the Pizza

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