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Pizza Hut Franchise Donated Over 4,000 Pizzas to Local Community

Free Pizza for local FirefightersFirst Responders, hospitals, and shelters in the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Indianapolis markets received a special holiday surprise from their local Pizza Hut as close to 200 locations gave away over 4,000 pizzas on Tuesday, December 3rd.

“A Day of Giving” is offered by Quality Huts, LLC (“Quality Huts”), a Pizza Hut franchisee, which employs 3,600 team members in the greater Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Indianapolis regions and operates 196+ units. Quality Huts views the event as a way to give back to the local community and say “thank you” to area residents, civil servants, and first responders.

Free Pizza for local Police officersQuality Huts originated in 2017 and quickly became the top 5 largest Pizza Hut franchisee in the US.
“We are so honored to be a part of our local communities, and we wanted to take an opportunity during the season of giving to give something back to our neighbors,” said Don Dalton, Chief Operating Officer of Quality Huts. “We recognize that it’s a difficult time for many, and we hope ‘a day of giving’ will set an example that inspires other local businesses to lend a hand as well.”
This is the first year of “a day of giving” and Quality Huts aspires to continue the tradition for many years to come.

About Quality Huts, LLC:
Quality Huts, LLC is a leading national restaurant operator and one of the largest Pizza Hut franchisees in the country, operating about 200 Pizza Hut locations in the greater Baltimore, Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and South Bend markets. Quality Huts is led by an operating team with a combined 120 years of multi-unit restaurant, private equity, and turn-around management experience. Quality Hut is part of Quality Restaurant Group (QRG), which additionally owns and operates Quality Meats, LLC. QRG is led by newly appointed CEO Matt Slaine.

Day of Giving Announced

We are very excited to once again be planning a Day of Giving! This event will occur on Tuesday December 3rd, which is “Giving Tuesday,” and also the same day we kick off the Literacy Project fundraiser.

Last year our Pittsburgh and Baltimore markets participated in the Day of Giving, and we are very happy that we are able to expand it to all Quality Huts regions this year. This is a wonderful opportunity during the holiday season to give back to the community with a big thank you in the form of a pizza. And who doesn’t love pizza! It was a big hit last year not just within our communities, but it really touched our team members as well. Below are some comments from our team members – – –

“That was super fun to do and a great way to give back to the community!!! Lots of very happy service men/women today! Thanks so much!”

“They were very thankful and excited that we thought of each and every one of their locations.”

“Everyone was so excited! A few places we surprised and they loved it! It felt great to give like that to our community.”

“I didn’t get any pictures but I do have one story that made my heart smile. I delivered to the records department for the sheriff’s office in and they were really grateful because they said no one ever remembers they are there, and that they are always forgotten. They were really touched.”

“It was a lot of fun getting out meeting our customers. Great idea!”

“Today was so much fun! I’m glad we did it.”

This year we will be giving away up to 20 medium pizzas from each location, 10 cheese pizzas and 10 pepperoni pizzas.

We would like to specifically target first responders. Your Area Coach will be asking you where in your community you would like to donate.

Matthew Slaine Takes CEO Role and 27 Arby’s locations added to Quality Restaurant Group

Quality Restaurant Group, LLC, owners and operators of more than 200 Pizza Hut locations operating as Quality Huts, LLC, appoints Matthew Slaine as Chief Executive Officer. The Company simultaneously announces the formation of Quality Meats, LLC with the acquisition of 27 Arby’s locations in 5 contiguous states led by long-time Director of Operations Jon Bentley. Bentley will report to Slaine.

“Since its inception, Quality Restaurant Group has rapidly grown to become a respected name in the QSR industry, and I’m confident with Matt Slaine at the helm, we will continue to exceed our guests’, employees’ and investors’ expectations,” said Matthew Ailey, managing partner of GenRock Capital Management. “Having at the core of our business two of the most respected names in the QSR industry, including the most well-known name in the pizza category, we are primed for success with a significant pipeline of growth opportunities across our current and future brands.

As the incoming CEO of Quality Restaurant Group, Slaine will focus on building corporate leadership, culture, strategy, system integration, and franchisor relationships for the brands in the portfolio. In addition, Slaine’s role includes overseeing all operations, financial reporting, human resources, corporate development, and assisting with M&A and investor relations across all of Quality Restaurant Group.

“As a hospitality driven organization dedicated to our communities, my first priority will be to ensure a positive guest experience by continuing to build a world class team,” said Slaine. “I look forward to working with our approximately 5,000 employees across the country. As an employer of choice in the industry, it is my responsibility to make sure we are hiring and growing the very best talent out there.”

According to Bob Crumley, Chairman of the Board of Quality Restaurant Group, “I was fortunate to spend over thirty years in a senior leadership position at Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the country. The opportunity that QRG has in the quick service industry is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I am excited to be part of it and welcome Matt to the team.”

Prior to this appointment, Slaine served as the CEO of Progressive Business Media (PBM), a marketing services and communications company. During his tenure at PBM, Slaine worked with employees, clients, and vendors to build a leading communications company that was ranked as one of the regions fastest growing companies. PBM was acquired by Gatehouse Media (NYSE: NEWM).

Slaine also has a finance background, having worked at multiple financial services firms. He has an MBA with Distinction in Finance and International Business from NYU Stern School of Business and a BA Cum Laude from Dartmouth College. He and his wife have three children.

Quality Restaurant Group, LLC is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Company owns and operates over 200 Pizza Hut restaurants in the Chicago, Indianapolis, South Bend, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh areas and recently acquired 27 Arby’s locations in western states including Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.