LOUISVILLE, KY - One of America's largest pizza chains is planning to close hundreds of locations.
Pizza Hut says it is planning to close as many as 500 restaurants across the country.
There are currently about 6,000 dine-in Pizza Hut restaurants and more than 1,300 express stores in the U.S., locally including New Hartford, Herkimer, Cooperstown, and Rome. No word on if any of those restaurants will be affected by these closures. The Pizza Hut locations in Oneida and Chittenango abruptly closed several months ago.
Yum! Brands, the parent company of Pizza Hut, says it's shifting the chain's strategy to focus on carryout and delivery.
Pizza Hut has more than 18,000 stores worldwide.