Your Local Pizza Hut Has A New Owner In Massive Franchise Deal

March 31, 2021

Your local Pizza Hut has a new owner.

Flynn Restaurant Group has acquired 937 Pizza Hut locations across the United States from NPC International. NPC declared bankruptcy in 2020.

The deal includes the Pizza Hut restaurants in Cantonment, Pensacola, Milton, Pace, Atmore, Flomaton and Brewton, a Flynn Restaurant Group spokesperson told

Flynn, which describes itself as the largest restaurant franchise operator in the country, including Applebee’s, Panera Bread, Taco Bell and Arby’s. With the purchase, Flynn will nearly double its restaurant count as a result of this acquisition, now owning and operating a combined total of 2,355 quick-service, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, generating $3.5 billion in sales and employing 73,000 people in 44 states.

Pictured: The Pizza Hut location in Cantonment. photo, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Your Local Pizza Hut Has A New Owner In Massive Franchise Deal”

  1. Leslie on April 1st, 2021 1:12 pm

    They were probably talking about the one at 9-mile and Old Palafox. We use to stop in there frequently. It was convenient for us, but not always the cleanest…..but they also never seemed to have enough help. One or two people doing all the work during busy lunch time crowds.
    Wonder if the buy-out is why they closed, or was it for another reason?

  2. Pizza Face on April 1st, 2021 2:24 am

    9 Mile & Chemstrand is and has always been take-out and delivery only. And it’s never had carpet. What are y’all talking about?

  3. Edward T. on March 31st, 2021 10:48 pm

    Good news for business, but I imagine many of the locations that have dining rooms will need a facelift. I remember the Nine Mile & Chemstrand location back when I was at UWF. Eww.

  4. 429SCJ on March 31st, 2021 10:48 pm

    Cost cutting and decline in quality walk hand in hand.

    Be it aerospace or pizza.

  5. Suzie B on March 31st, 2021 3:57 pm

    The one at 9 Mile and Chemstrand had gotten disgusting. The chairs were filthy and falling apart along with the carpet. I talked to the previous owner(s) one day when they just happened to be there and they seemed to care less. I hope it all comes back with success. :)

  6. Kristi Mitchell on March 31st, 2021 8:35 am

    I hope they will renovate the one on 9th and Fairfield. I’s LOOOONG in the tooth.

  7. Concerned on March 31st, 2021 7:51 am

    I’m confused by “quick service” I’m not sure the last time I have been to a listed restaurant and had “quick service”…

  8. JTV on March 31st, 2021 7:29 am

    Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell all went to crap when PepsiCo bought them. Maybe this will fix them, but I doubt it.