Pizza Express has announced the opening of two new eateries in Belfast, employing 60 new staff across both sites.
The two new restaurants situated in St. Anne’s Square and Upper Newtownards Road in Ballyhackamore, brings the number of Pizza Express restaurants in the city to five, employing a total of 160 staff.
Zoe Bowley, UK Operations Director at Pizza Express commented that the expansion cemented the brand’s commitment to Northern Ireland; “The restaurant industry in Northern Ireland is thriving, with quality and value in the fore when it comes to consumer decision making. The demand for our quality offering is such that we have seen the opportunity to expand in the city centre in to St. Anne’s Square, and to Ballyhackamore Village in the East of the city.
“Pizza Express first opened on Bedford Street in Belfast in 1996, so we have been part of the fabric in Northern Ireland for 20 years, while we have been a favourite on the UK High Street for 50 years.”
Earlier in the year, Pizza Express announced its partnership with food courier Deliveroo. Zoe continued; “Our Deliveroo partnership is also expanding in Belfast, with local users able to order via the Deliveroo app or website for takeaway from any one of our five restaurants across the city.”
Both new restaurants will open on Friday 09 September 2016. Pizza Express operates over 460 restaurants with 14 in Republic of Ireland.