Calera welcomes Pizza Hut

Calera's new Pizza Hut is located at 136 Marketplace Circle Suite C, just off Alabama 70 next to Publix. (Reporter photo/Brad Gaskins)

By BRAD GASKINS / Staff Writer

CALERA – Calera residents with a taste for pizza have a new option to get one of their favorite foods.

Pizza Hut has opened a location at 136 Marketplace Circle Suite C, just off Alabama 70 next to the Publix.

The store opened June 8 and does delivery and carryout orders only.

“It’s been excellent so far,” said Jeff Plain, an area manager for NPC International, operators of several area Pizza Hut locations.

“The good folks of Calera have opened their arms to us,” Plain added. “It has so far exceeded are expectations.”

The store offers pizza delivery to most areas of Calera.

Plain said Calera has welcomed Pizza Hut with open arms.

“We had people stopping by well before we opened just to welcome us to the area, just letting us know how excited they were that we were coming in,” Plain said.

Heather Perry is the store’s general manager. She was previously the general manager of the Pizza Hut in Helena. Jarod Edwards is the shift leader for Calera.

Being located next to Publix has been beneficial to Pizza Hut, Plain said.

“We’re very pleased with the location,” he said. “Having Publix as a neighbor has been extremely beneficial with the traffic they have.”
Plain said the bulk of the staff for the Calera store has already been hired. However, he added, Pizza Hut is “continuing to look for good people.” Those interested in working there should complete an online application, he said.

To place a delivery order, call the Pizza Hut call center at 978-8000.