15 August 2016 | Pizza Hut Restaurants unveils huge refurbishment for Bolton restaurant
- Bolton Hut receives major investment and plans to recruit new staff in the near future
- Vibrant design and food offering puts the guest experience at the top of the menu
2nd AUGUST 2016: Pizza Hut Restaurants has unveiled a £350,000 restaurant makeover at its Bolton Hut at Middlebrook Retail Park, and plans to recruit new staff in the next few months.
The re-opening is part of a multi-million pound nationwide redesign programme by the casual dining company. A brand new, exciting menu will also be rolled out in the revamped Hut that includes the Ultimate Thin pizza - featuring Pizza Hut Restaurants’ thinnest ever crust - frickles (fried pickles), and American style waffles.
The restaurant has introduced a contemporary new cocktail bar and full drinks menu, offering guests a unique Hut experience. This great addition will transform the restaurant into a fun evening destination appealing to a wider customer base across Bolton.
As part of the revamp, staff have been educated on the history and “theatre” of cocktail making including which cocktails complement which new menu items. They have received specialist training on how to prepare some of the nation’s favourite hard shakes and cocktails including the Mojito and Margarita.
All of Pizza Hut Restaurants’ famous icons – including the Ice Cream Factory, Salad Station and Buffet – still take centre stage, but form part of the new, interactive design that includes a central preparation station offering a range of desserts including warm cookie dough, and a self-service soft drinks hub allowing guests to refill drinks at their leisure.
Restaurant Manager, Megan Roberts, said: “We can’t wait to show off our amazing Hut, the transformation is massive. We’ve worked really hard on this new look, there’s cool wall art and we’ve even got our very own cocktail bar.
As well as pizza, our new menu has loads of new additions, like Kentucky Style BBQ Ribs and warm cookie dough. We’re excited for our guests to come and enjoy the new atmosphere as much as we do.”
Scott Hibbert, Team Member at the Hut, added: “I’m really enjoying the new design, it looks great! I’m looking forward to the guests getting to sample our new menu – the Ultimate Thin pizza is definitely my favourite.”
The re-designed restaurant provides a more open and inviting dining space for customers, showcasing the fresh food and modern atmosphere in the Hut.
The investment in Bolton is part of a broader £60 million refurbishment and restructuring programme for the business, secured through private equity investment from Rutland Partners in late 2012.
Pizza Hut Restaurants’ newly redesigned Hut can be found at Unit 14 Middlebrook Retail Park, The Linkway, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6JA.
Pizza Hut Restaurants’ vacancies can be found by visiting its website
14 April 2016 | A Message from the Centre Manager
To all our customers,
Middlebrook is the largest retail park in the United Kingdom. It’s excellent location just off Junction 6 of the M61 motorway and its proximity Horwich Parkway railway station gives easy access to customers both travelling in by train and by car, of which there are in excess of 100,000 per week.
Unfortunately this excellent public transport and motorway network is also making Middlebrook extremely attractive to commuters, day trippers and train passengers all of whom park all day on the car parks for free but don’t actually make use of the facilities that Middlebrook has to offer. This is now reaching a level where I have to look at putting in some controls so that we can keep the car park spaces free for our shoppers, restaurant and cinema goers.
We have conducted extensive research with our retailers and through our ANPR monitoring system we can tell exactly how long cars stay on the car parks. This has helped us identify that a 6 hour maximum stay will not affect our customers but will stop the hundreds of unauthorised commuters using the car parks during the week.
· 6 hour maximum stay Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm (no return within 2 hours) will start from Tuesday 3rd May.
· There will be no parking restrictions after 6pm on week days so that our evening customers are fully protected. Cars will still be able to be left overnight should customers wish to have a drink in one of our many restaurants.
· There will be no maximum stay at weekends and Bank holidays.
· Disabled bays will be monitored at all times.
We may also decide at busy times to lift the 6 hour maximum stay to ensure shoppers can stay longer.
Our number one focus is our customers having a pleasant and enjoyable visit to Middlebrook and FREE, easily accessible parking is part of this strategy.
I hope that this explains clearly the reasons why we are implementing this policy and shows that it is for the right reasons - To ensure the best possible experience for all customers visiting Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park.