EG Group have announced a new franchising partnership with Pizza Hut.

EG Group will operate eight new Pizza Hut stands in petrol forecourt stations across the UK by the end of 2021.

The expansion is set to create around 90 jobs. The new stands are set to offer flavours including Margherita, Pepperoni, Supreme, Meat Feast, and Veggie Supreme, as well as newer addition.

Neil Manhas, general manager at Pizza Hut Delivery in the UK, said: "We are extremely excited to partner with EG Group to create further opportunities for our communities and continue investing in the brand our fans know and love.

"EG Group has a wealth of experience in forecourt retail, in operating food service and their expertise as a global leader in this specific type of retail makes them the ideal partner to lead us into this new market.

"This wouldn’t be possible without the incredible work of each of our franchisees and team members, who have helped us continue to grow following the pandemic. I appreciate their dedication to the Pizza Hut brand."

The first store is due to open in the Hartlepool area.

Mohammed Tayab, Food and Beverage Director said: “We are proud to be partnering with Pizza Hut to bring yet another global food service brand to our customers in convenient locations across the UK.”

Pizza Hut has operated as a franchisor in the UK since 1973 and now operates 600 Huts across the UK.