New MD covering UK Pizza Hut announced

Pizza Hut in the UK & Europe has announced that Nicolas Burquier will become Managing Director, Pizza Hut Europe and Canada in January 2022.

Burquier joined Yum! in 2005 and is currently Chief Customer & Operations Officer for Pizza Hut US (2017-2021) where he has improved the customer experience in US restaurants through delivery-focused operations and enhanced restaurant technology to accelerate Pizza Hut transformation in the US.

Previously he held the following roles: Operations Director for KFC France (2005-2012); Chief Operating officer at Yum Canada (2012-2013), and President & General Manager for KFC Canada (2013-2016).

Burquier said, “I’m looking forward to leading the Pizza Hut team in Europe and Canada – I loved watching their success under Regina from afar and am excited to take the next step in furthering the market’s growth. Continuing my journey with the Yum! and Pizza Hut brands is a privilege and I welcome the challenge of bringing my passion for customer experience into a new arena.”

Vipul Chawla, President of Pizza Hut International, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Nicolas Burquier to the new role in Pizza Hut. He has a phenomenal track record within Yum! and the Pizza Hut brand, and his passion for growth has helped our teams successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities of the pandemic.

'Nicolas has pioneered new processes and technologies for customer service and delivery across the US – and will bring his innovative mindset to his new role.'