The Pizza Hut buffet returns to Wales – What you need to know
Restaurant chain POPULAR Pizza Hut has announced the return of its hugely popular buffet service, following Wales’ move to zero alert.
A staple of the Pizza Hut experience for many years, the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet was halted in March 2020, when all dining inside was cut short by the pandemic.
Once restaurants, including Pizza Hut branches in Newport and Gwent, were able to reopen, social distancing made buffet services unsustainable.
Instead, customers had to settle for what has been described as a “bluffet” – all you can eat to eat, but with table service instead.
However, a spokesperson for the restaurant chain revealed that it had not proven to be as popular.
She revealed that after the buffet was reintroduced to UK branches after “Freedom Day” last month, weekly sales figures for the lunch service doubled.
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If that wasn’t enough, nearly five million Pizza Hut buffet meals were ordered in the UK in 2019.
In addition to the buffet, the salad bar, self-service ice cream machine and bottomless refills of non-alcoholic drinks are also returning to branches in Wales.
Chain bosses stressed that even with the change, hygiene and cleaning measures will remain in place to ensure the change keeps staff and customers safe.
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Kathryn Austin, Director of Human Resources and Marketing at Pizza Hut Restaurants, said, “We are delighted to finally be able to take back control of our customers and return their beloved buffet to them. We’re so happy that we can bring them together with all of their favorites, from the Unlimited Pizza & Salad Bar to the Ice Cream Factory and Bottomless Pepsi Max.
“We would also like to thank all of the brilliant members of our Huts team across Wales for their hard work under the difficult circumstances of the past 18 months.
“As we celebrate the return of our much-loved unlimited offers, the safety of our guests and team members remains paramount and therefore we ask all of our customers to act responsibly when they dine with us.”
The Pizza Hut lunch buffet returns to Wales today (Monday 9 August).
It runs on weekdays until 3pm and costs £ 8.99 for adults and £ 5.99 for children.
Pizza Hut agencies nearby
There are a number of Pizza Hut branches in the South Wales region, including:
- Newport – Unit 22 Newport Retail Park, Spytty Road, Newport, Gwent, NP19 4QR
- Newport Cardiff Road – 18 Cardiff Road, Newport, Gwent, NP20 2ED
- Blackwood – 71 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1BA
- Cwmbran – Unit 2, chemin Grange, Cwmbran, NP44 3XU