New Delhi, Delhi, India: Pizza Hut, India’s most loved and trusted pizza brand, has opened its first all-women operated store in India, located at Gangtok, furthering its commitment to induct and empower more women in the workforce and ensure an Equal Slice for Everyone. Every store function, from food preparation and customer service to day-to-day management, will be carried out by women. The store will have a staff of over 10 women employees to start with, including store managers. A majority of these women employees are freshers, making this an excellent stepping-stone for them to start their professional career with a highly respected brand like Pizza Hut.
Said Chitra D Ram, Director – Capability & Culture, Pizza Hut at Yum! Restaurants International, “2021 has been a marquee year with many firsts for Pizza Hut. Earlier this year we had unveiled our bold new brand platform called ‘Dil Khol Ke Delivering’ to let everyone know that Pizza Hut delivers the best taste and value, easiest access along with our signature warm service across every channel – Dine-in, Takeaway or Delivery. To bring our ‘Dil Khol Ke Delivering’ message alive in a unique way, we have also roped in popular actor and comedian Anuradha Menon as our magnetic ambassador, making Pizza Hut one of the first few QSR chains in India to use a female ambassador as the face of the brand. Today, we are proud to begin a new chapter by opening our first all-women store in India that puts women at the front and centre of action. My best wishes to the team and kudos for the example they are setting by breaking boundaries and inspiring other women.”
Congratulating Pizza Hut, Anuradha Menon said “It is an honour to be associated with a brand that not only advocates gender equality and inclusion but also demonstrates it in an equally strong manner. Dil Khol Ke salute to this all-women power team of the Gangtok store as they set foot on this bold and adventurous journey.”
Pizza Hut’s parent company Yum! Brands has also been setting diversity and inclusion benchmarks consistently, such as being named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for several years in a row. About Pizza Hut India
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), and founded in 1958, has become the most-recognized pizza restaurant in the world, operating more than 18000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. In June 1996, Pizza Hut made its foray into India with a restaurant in Bangalore and was the first international restaurant chain to pioneer this category. The restaurant brand offers an exciting menu consisting of its signature pizzas, appetizers, pasta, desserts and beverages. Its trademark dining experience has been recognized by Brand Equity to make it the ‘Most Trusted Food Service Brand’ for 13 years. In 2020, Pizza Hut India was recognised as the 18th best, most trusted brand in the country by Campaign Asia. Pizza Hut was recently felicitated with the title of India’s 70 Most Trusted Power Brands. Amongst other awards, Pizza Hut bagged the award for Most Admired Retailer of the year for Digital Marketing Campaign, Best Strategic PR Campaign Award by Times Network, Innovative Use of Technology award by exchange4media Indian Marketing Awards 2017 and Best Omni-channel campaign management and marketing automation at the IAMAI 2018 Awards. Pizza Hut India also won international accolades at Vega International Awards 2017 for Innovative and Experimental Marketing and the First QSR chain in India to go hyperlocal; and EFFIE Gold in the Foods and Confectionery category in 2018. It was amongst the Top 5 for Best Search Marketing at the Global Landy Awards, New York, 2017. Pizza Hut is the most preferred pizza brand in India, given its freshest, tastiest & affordable Pizzas.
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