An updated dining room emphasizes a sitdown experience

An updated dining room emphasizes a sit-down experience.

New Pizza Hut units feature pizza by the slice

Chain aims to boost its lunch daypart and compete against fast-casual upstarts with the new prototype.

Pizza Hut opened two units this week built around a pizza-by-the-slice experience aimed at potentially evolving the brand to make inroads during the lunch daypart and to fend off competition from upstart fast-casual pizza brands.

A company-owned unit in Pawtucket, R.I., and a franchised restaurant in York, Neb., feature modern design elements that have spread from fast-casual restaurants into other industry segments, such as digital menu boards and open seating plans, as well as

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