Sales at Pizza Hut are down in the United States. It seems as though some of their market share is being picked up by other chains like Papa John’s and Little Caesar’s.
Pizza Hut is not letting this stop their expansion, in fact they are expanding globally. China is a current target. They already have a presence there as a ‘medium-fancy’ sit down restaurant. Sales are increasing in China and the chain has expanded to 1,134 restaurants.
Some might question whether the company is spending too much time on their foreign expansion, which may be contributing to their drop in sales locally. A Yum brands spokesperson addressed this concept by saying, “As we’ve matured around the world, we’ve developed dedicated resources to handle that growth without wavering on our commitments to our business here.”