Pizza Hut has named all the restaurants it plans to close as part of a major restructuring.

Across the country 29 Pizza Hut restaurants will be closing for good, with the expected loss of about 450 jobs.

But pizza lovers in Carlisle can rejoice as the restaurant on London Road is excluded from the list meaning it is one of the sites saved from closure.

It is the latest of a raft of dining chains to launch a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) restructuring deal to avoid collapse.

Pizza Hut said it had put forward the proposals as “sales are not expected to fully bounce back until well into 2021” despite a quick and safe reopening of sites.

A Pizza Hut restaurants spokeswoman said:“We are doing everything we can to redeploy our team members from our Pizza Hut restaurants locations that are closing and minimise the impact to our workforce.

“We are therefore unable to share exact job loss numbers for each Hut.

“We understand this is a difficult time for everyone involved and are supporting our team members as much as possible throughout this transition.”

Pizza Hut was forced to close all its branches temporarily on March 23 in line with Covid-19 government guidelines.

The vast majority of its UK restaurants have now reopened, with Pizza Hut taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme last month.

It was announced that it would carry on offering discounts throughout September, including two for one on main meals on Mondays to Wednesdays for customers who are signed up to its email alerts. Pizza Hut, which trades in the UK under franchise from its US-based owner Yum Branchs, has 244 restaurants in the UK, employing about 5,450 people.

It comes days after Pizza Express approved the closure of 73 of its own sites, hitting 1,100 workers. Meanwhile, Zizzi owner Azzurri Group announced back in July that it’s permanently shutting 75 branches, Frankie & Benny’s owner The Restaurant Group has also unveiled plans to shut 125 restaurants, while Byron Burger is shutting 31 branches.