Pizza delivery chain PHQ by Pizza Hut is opening seven new stores nationwide this year, which will create 260 new jobs. More outlets are also planned for 2010.

PHQ by Pizza Hut currently employs more than 400 people in Ireland and by the end of this year it predicts that it will have more than 30 outlets.

Pizza Hut is the world’s largest pizza restaurant and delivery company and last year it bought the Godfathers Pizza brand here. John and Patrick Cronin – the founders of Godfathers – became the master franchisees for delivery stores in Ireland.

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