Pizza Hut and Subway open new stores in Rugby

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Pizza Hut is opening a takeaway in Rugby town centre - while Subway has opened a fourth branch in the town.

Number 45 Regent Street is currently being renovated to make way for the new Pizza Hut Delivery.

It will be the second branch of the national pizza chain in the town.

The store opening and job opportunities for the new takeaway are advertised on the Pizza Hut website.

A sign has also gone up outside the building this week.

In February last year the Rugby Advertiser revealed that the building in Regent Street, which used to be a solicitors, could soon be turned into a pizza takeaway after Rugby Borough Council granted planning permission to convert the empty unit.

SME Pizza (2) Limited applied for permission to change the use of the building and to convert the space above into a three bedroom flat.

At the time it had not been confirmed which company would take over the unit but Pizza Hut said it was looking to open a delivery store in the town to ‘satisfy the demand from our fans’.

Ian Madden, owner of nearby Rugby Dry Cleaners, said: “As long as there isn’t a mess outside and the public enjoy it then good luck to them.

“They are business people who are working hard, so I respect that.”

A fourth branch of Subway has also opened in Rugby this week. The new branch at Junction One Retail Park, owned and operated by franchisee Hanif Lakha, has created 13 new jobs.

Mr Lakha said: “We have enjoyed such fantastic support from the people of Rugby in our other stores, when the opportunity arose to open another store we jumped at the chance. Our aim is to continue to provide excellent value to our customers in terms of service, product quality and price. It’s clear that is what people want.”