It is always quite stunning to see businesses in the Syracuse area close after being around for many years, but that is exactly what is happening to some Pizza Hut restaurants in Central New York. According to store employees, Pizza Hut restaurants on Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt, on South Salina Street in Nedrow, and on Genesee Street in Chittenango have closed. Previously, the stores in Camillus, Fayetteville, Liverpool, and Mattydale closed.
The Pizza Hut on Erie Boulevard East was in business for 44 years opening in 1974. The Nedrow location also opened in the late 70s. Restaurants located East Syracuse, Cicero, and Baldwinsville are still open. All the locations are owned by Golden Child Holdings which operates out of Mount Kisco, New York. According to the franchisee’s website, Golden Child Holdings operates 97 Pizza Hut locations in 7 states.
The reasons for closing the stores is unclear as Pizza Hut’s corporate headquarters could not be reached for comment. However, when a business has been around for many years, it is always tough to see it disappear. Hopefully, the employees will find other job opportunities and land on their feet.