Pizza Hut to start Cambodia expansion, eyes 30 stores in up to three years

The first store will open in Phnom Penh, with two more stores set to open in the coming months.

Pizza Hut is eyeing a bigger slice in Southeast Asia, announcing its upcoming debut in Cambodia this month.

The first store will open in Phnom Penh, with two more stores set to open in the coming months.

Together with franchise partner United Food Group (UFG), the chain plans to open 30 stores within two to three years. UFG is a local company that owns Park Café, which is currently open in 20 locations.

“We are excited to enter Cambodia, a land of rich culture and heritage. The new Pizza Hut will feature the most modern and delicious pizza experience across all channels including dine-in, delivery, take-out and even digital, to give aspiring Cambodians the easiest way to experience the best tasting pizza in the world,” Pizza Hut Asia Pacific managing director Unnat Varma said in a statement.

"We believe that Pizza Hut will be the pizza brand of choice among Cambodians, and we aim to promote the modern pizza experience by offering world-class tasting pizza to consumers at the right price," added Heng Sengly, group CEO of United Food Group. "The number of Cambodians with disposable income is increasing rapidly and they're looking for brands & products to enhance their modern lifestyle."

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