August 28, 2015 11.27 am This story is over 76 months old

Lincoln pub transformed into Pizza Hut Delivery after £200k refurb

20 new jobs: The opening of a second Pizza Hut Delivery store in a former Lincoln pub will bring more pizza lovers in the city their favourite dishes right to their door.

The opening of a second Pizza Hut Delivery store in a former Lincoln pub will bring more pizza lovers in the city a slice of their favourite dishes right to their door.

The new store, which opens at 12noon on Saturday, August 29, has been fitted in the building which was formerly the Burton Arms pub at 68 West Parade.

The Burton Arms pub.

The Burton Arms pub.

In the lead up to the opening the company has employed 20 new staff and transferred five staff from the city’s first Pizza Hut Delivery on Newark Road, which was opened last year.

Approval for the takeaway was granted on April 1, with an investment of over £200,000 being put into the transformation of the building since.

General manager of the store Ian Smith said: “We’ve not really tapped into the student market with the other store so we’ve really done that this year. We’ve tied up with Bishop Grosseteste with their freshers fair too.

“We have never delivered to the north of the city before so now we can deliver to St Giles, the Ermine, Glebe Park and all those areas. It’s a whole new market for us.

“This year we are celebrating 20 years of the stuffed crust and so for the next 12 weeks we have a variety of limited edition stuffed crusts being added to the menu.”

The application did previously receive a number of objections from local West End residents, who flagged up concerns about noise, littering and smells created by the kitchen.

Ian added: “We have paid close attention to the building so it is in keeping with the original building as it is in a conservation area.

“Other companies tend to stick to the High Street but with Pizza Hut we tend to go very residential and that’s across the country.

The takeaway will be open from 12pm until 12am Monday to Saturday and 12pm and 11pm on Sundays.

People can order in store, online and by calling 01522 244959.


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