NPC CEO sees consumer ‘skittishness’

NPC CEO sees consumer ‘skittishness’

Pizza Hut, Wendy’s franchisee notes increased discounts, “purposeful” spending

Consumers are displaying some skittishness in their restaurant spending, Jim Schwartz, CEO of NPC International Inc., said Monday.

Schwartz said the Overland Park, Kan.-based company, which franchises the Pizza Hut and Wendy’s brands, saw increased promotional discounts among restaurants in April.

“With respect to the consumer, I would probably signal some cautionary overtones,” Schwartz said in an earnings call with analysts. “We are seeing the con

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