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Relations sour between Pizza Hut and one of its oldest operators

The bankruptcy of giant franchisee NPC International reveals tensions between the 58-year-old company and its franchisor.


Giant Pizza Hut franchisee NPC International declares bankruptcy

The company, which is also Wendy’s largest operator, has been struggling with massive debt levels.

The reverse merger will help fuel the fast-casual burger chain’s growth, which will take it to more nontraditional locations, including ghost kitchens.

The New York-based operator has completed its deal for the chain’s U.S. market and plans to reopen more than 40 locations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

CEC Entertainment said it filed for bankruptcy protection to stop those actions. RB’s The Bottom Line explains why this might be a sign of things to come.

CEC Entertainment, which also owns Peter Piper Pizza, is the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Investors are apparently willing to bet on the chain’s comeback, even if it does file for bankruptcy, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The activist investor, which once wanted to buy the chain at $40 per share, has taken a steep loss on the stock, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Founder Robert Thompson joins this week’s edition of the RB podcast A Deeper Dive, and insists consumers will come back to his restaurants.

The $7.3 billion deal will create the largest online food delivery company outside of China.

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