PLANO, Texas, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), announced today that the company, along with its franchisees, expects to hire nearly 3,000 new drivers a month through the end of the year.
The hiring effort will bring in approximately 14,000 new drivers across the system. The new delivery driver hires will include full and part-time positions and are based on the needs of the individual restaurant and market.
Pizza Hut aims to hire nearly 3,000 delivery drivers per month for the remainder of 2017 and invests in new proprietary algorithm to improve accuracy and reliability of its delivery experience.
In addition to increasing its driver fleet, Pizza Hut has developed a “delivery network algorithm” that will completely change its pizza delivery business. The new Delivery Network Algorithm, or “DNA” for short, is a multi-faceted technology system that improves the accuracy and reliability of Pizza Hut deliveries. The system is capable of predicting how long a delivery will take and will account for variable factors such as weather, construction, traffic and other irregularities in the delivery pattern to enable safe, accurate deliveries.
“We have a belief that, ‘No One OutPizzas the Hut,’ and for us that’s so much more than a tagline. It’s a promise that we are making to our customers,” said Artie Starrs, President, Pizza Hut, U.S. “We have been in the service business for almost 60 years, and our commitment to providing the best, most reliable delivery service and overall experience is as strong now as it ever has been. It has to be, because the customer expects that from us.”
The new technology will be available in all 6,300 U.S. Pizza Hut restaurant locations immediately and enhances all parts of the delivery equation at Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut has also re-hauled its online mapping and location services to improve its ability to accurately locate customers and identify the most convenient restaurant locations for both faster delivery and carry-out options.
“Our drivers are vitally important to our business, and we want to be the employer of choice for anyone looking to drive,” said Starrs. “Our plan is to keep drivers busy, efficient, and on the road in an effort to best serve our customers. We are only scratching the surface in