Pizza Hut, Chock Full O’ Nuts test kiosk idea

Pizza Hut Canada and Chock Full O' Nuts have agreed to test 10 modular kiosk units that combine both companies' operations.The kiosks will be established in non-traditional settings such as convenience stores, department stores, amusement parks and hotels, says Humphrey Kadaner,...

Pizza Hut Canada and Chock Full O’ Nuts have agreed to test 10 modular kiosk units that combine both companies’ operations.

The kiosks will be established in non-traditional settings such as convenience stores, department stores, amusement parks and hotels, says Humphrey Kadaner, Pizza Hut’s director, franchise and business development.

Kadaner says the first unit will be installed this week in a Tiger Express convenience store in Hamilton.

Tiger Express is Imperial Oil’s chain of mini-convenience stores located on the site of some of its Esso gas stations.

The test is scheduled to run until next June.

Kadaner says the kiosk concept is a hot trend in the fast food industry because it offers companies more versatility in ‘making their products available to consumers.’

‘Many of the traditional ways of getting our services to consumers have already been tapped,’ he says.

According to Kadaner, the concept also benefits the host sites because they gain credibility by aligning themselves with brand names in the food service industry.

Pizza Hut has 465 outlets in Canada, including 70 existing kiosks.

Chock Full O’ Nuts, the fourth largest coffee roaster in the u.s., recently re-entered the restaurant segment with a quick-service cafe format in the u.s.

Kadaner says the new joint kiosks will be advertised in their local trading areas.

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