Pizza Hut to Acquire D’Angelo Sandwich Shop Chain
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Pizza Hut Inc. has agreed to acquire the D’Angelo Sandwich Shop chain of 173 company-owned and franchised restaurants in the northeast United States, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Pizza Hut plans to retain the D’Angelo name and concept and will phase in a Pizza Hut delivery unit into D’Angelo locations. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
D’Angelo, based in West Bridgewater, Mass., and started in 1967, offers sandwiches, salads and ice cream in six New England states.
Brian McLaughlin, founder and chairman of D’Angelo, will remain chief operating officer of the chain, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Pizza Hut. McLaughlin will report to Pat Williamson, Pizza Hut’s chief operating officer. Principals Jay Howland and James ″Chip″ McLaughlin also will remain with D’Angelo.
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Pepsico Inc., has more than 7,600 restaurants and delivery units in the United States and more than 2,200 units in 76 countries.