Where Pizza Hut wants to open a new Derby branch

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Pizza Hut could be opening a new branch in Osmaston soon.

The American franchise has submitted an application to Derby City Council to install illuminated signs on the front of an empty building in Osmaston Road.

If approved, the fast food joint will replace the former Al-Nawabz takeaway, which sits next to a Co-operative store at the junction with Mowbray Street.

Pizza Hut could replace the the former Al-Nawabz takeaway in Osmaston Road

Pizza Hut could replace the the former Al-Nawabz takeaway in Osmaston Road

Pizza Hut sells a variety of pizza and pasta dishes, as well as sides and desserts such as ice cream and salted caramel cookie dough. They also do delivery.

The proposal has sparked a mixed reaction from residents, with some welcoming the addition and others opposing it.

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Mum-of-two Jenny Golding, 42, of Osmaston Road, said: “I think it’s just another excuse for people to eat junk food really. The big illuminated sign is only going to attract children and they should be eating healthy food, not takeaways.

“We really need some healthier options around here. I can’t think of a single place I could get a quick, healthy meal in town. It’s a real shame.”

Matt Foster, 28, who lives nearby, added: “There’s nothing exciting about Pizza Hut really. I’m not fussed either way on it but I wish something decent would move in here.”

However, engineer Jonny Richards, 32, of Osmaston Road, said: “I’ll always be in favour of more pizza places – especially if they are round the corner from my house.

“I work long hours and don’t always have the time to cook so it’s handy to be able to grab a pizza on a Friday night. I love Pizza Hut too, they do great food.”