Posted: Feb 28, 2011 5:50 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Feb 28, 2011 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - Pizza Hut plans to open more than 40 stores and hire about 700 people in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas in the next two years.
The decision comes after 44 Pizza Hut restaurants closed in January because of a legal dispute with the franchise owner. Pizza Hut is suing the franchise owner for unpaid franchise fees. Nearly 1,000 people lost their jobs when the restaurants closed.
Antoine Plessy, a region coach for Pizza Hut, says now the company is looking to fill management positions.
"We're really looking to get a good group of people to get started over the next few months and then promote from within," Plessy said.
Pizza Hut plans to open ten restaurants in the Baton Rouge area by this summer.
The company is hosting a job fair tomorrow at the Holiday Inn on Airline Highway near I-12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.