Pizza shops have struggled to hire delivery drivers for several months as meal-delivery companies such as DoorDash and UberEats have expanded throughout the region. Instead of touting the latest special offer, sign boards at multiple local pizza restaurants focus on the the search for delivery drivers.
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The new Pizza Hut is anticipated to employ 25 to 30, Magazzeni has said.
The Stow, Ohio-based Hallrich has been expanding Pizza Hut’s footprint across the Dayton area in recent months, opening new locations in both Kettering and Beavercreek before turning its attention to its new Wayne Avenue location.
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Hallrich purchased the rights to operate Pizza Hut restaurants in the greater Dayton market from the Pizza Hut corporate company in June 2017. With the addition of Montgomery, Clark, Greene, Warren, Darke, Logan and Champaign counties, Hallrich now operates about two-thirds of the Pizza Hut restaurants in Ohio, the franchisee’s spokeswoman said.
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The new Pizza Hut locations join an already competitive Dayton-area pizza market, which has long been dominated by venerable hometown chains such as Cassano’s Pizza King and Marion’s Piazza; by other national chains such as Domino’s, Little Caesar’s and Papa John’s; and by the dozens of smaller chains and single-store independents that call the Miami Valley home.
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