Marianne Radley has left as Pizza Hut’s U.S. chief brand officer after just more than a year on the job, parent company Yum Brands confirmed Monday.
A Pizza Hut spokesperson said that Radley “is no longer with Pizza Hut U.S.” and that “her backfill will be the subject of a future announcement.”
No reason was given for Radley’s departure.
The change in brand chief comes just more than a year after Radley was named to the position. She had previously been a marketing executive with Monster Energy.
Under Radley, Pizza Hut had been increasingly aggressive with its marketing strategies, testing a plant-based topping in a round box at a location in Arizona, expanding beer delivery and inking partnerships with other brands. It tried a Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza, for instance.
Yet the brand has struggled to gain traction with its new NFL partnership, which it kicked off last year.
Same-store sales at the Plano, Texas-based brand have languished, including a decline of 3% in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.
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