Flynn Restaurant Group adds Pizza Hut & Wendy’s to its portfolio

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SAN FRANCISCO (KNWA/KFTA) — The largest franchise operator in America acquires another 1,100-plus restaurant locations.

San Francisco-based Flynn Restaurant Group LLC (FRG) acquired 937  Pizza Hut® and 194 Wendy’s® locations across the U.S. from Kansas City-based NPC International, including locations in Arkansas.

This acquisition means FRG almost doubles its restaurant size. It now owns and operates a combined total of 2,355 “quick-service, fast casual and casual dining restaurants,” according to a company statement.

  • Expected to generate $3.5 billion in sales
  • Employ approximately 73,000
  • Operate in 44 states
  • The portfolio includes Applebee’s®, Panera Bread®, Taco Bell®, and Arby’s®

The deal means an additional $1.2 billion in sales to its already $2.3 billion in earnings, according to FRG.

We are excited to announce the addition of Pizza Hut and Wendy’s to our portfolio. They bring with them a wonderful team of dedicated operators and support personnel, who we welcome whole-heartedly into the Flynn family. Further, both Pizza Hut and Wendy’s are deeply established as leading concepts in their sectors, and our entry into their systems furthers our goal to operate at scale in top-tier brands.”

Greg Flynn, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Flynn Restaurant Group.
Greg Flynn, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Flynn Restaurant Group.


Pizza Hut

  • Arkansas County
  • Benton County
  • Bradley County
  • Craighead County
  • Cumberland County
  • Clark County
  • Crawford County
  • Crittenden County
  • Dallas County
  • Desha County
  • Drew County
  • Faulkner County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Garland County
  • Grant County
  • Jefferson County
  • Johnson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lonoke County
  • Mississippi County
  • Poinsett County
  • Pulaski County
  • Sebastian County
  • Sharp County
  • St. Francis County
  • Union County
  • White County
  • Washington County

No Wendy’s were acquired, according to FRG.

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