The Pizza Hut restaurant in Hermitage is set to reopen at 11 a.m. today in its new and bigger building at its former site on South Hermitage Road near Kohl’s.
The old restaurant, which stood for 24 years, closed May 28 and was demolished. The restaurant now goes by the name Pizza Hut – WingStreet.
“We’ve had great success in Hermitage,’’ said Gregory Davis, president of Atlantic Development Corp., the franchisee who is a former Sharon resident. “We have a strong, loyal customer base here and we made the financial commitment to stay here and build a very modern restaurant to service our customers better.’’
He noted the new restaurant is larger than the original and has an expanded menu, including deep-fried Buffalo wings, three new chicken sandwiches and its signature item – pizza.
The restaurant has an updated interior with one 75-inch and three 50-inch TVs and a fireplace; a larger buffet table and salad bar; and a dining area featuring local memorabilia.
“Inside, our dining room is significantly different,’’ Davis said. “The dining room will have a Hermitage hometown look.’’
The kitchen was updated and expanded so meals can be prepared in less time. An expanded seating area for carryout customers was added. Further, more employees have been added but Davis didn’t state how many.
Atlantic Development owns 27 Pizza Hut restaurants in nine counties.