Tesco shoppers who buy Pizza Express pizzas urged to wait for 'more details'

Pizza Express is set to open new 'pizza pods' within Tesco stores. According to the restaurant chain's website, it is hiring positions for its very first "PizzaExpress Pod" at the Tesco Extra store in Bursledon in Southampton on the south coast.

The vacancy encourages applicants to apply for roles at the “the very first PizzaExpress Pod”, described as an ‘exciting new concept’, but does not detail plans for further units. It is understood the concept will be a smaller format, food-to-go type offering compared to a typical full-service PizzaExpress restaurant.

The job advert for the site manager says: "Join an exciting new concept for Pizza Express - our very first Pizza Express Pod! With an entrepreneurial mindset, you’ll lead with flair, honing your business skills, seize sales opportunities and drive your team to commercial success.

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"As a hands-on manager, you'll recruit, train, and lead your team, as well as create our iconic pizzas and an unforgettable customer experience." A Pizza Express spokesperson told the MCA publication: "Whilst we have almost 360 restaurants across the UK and Ireland, we know there are many people in towns and cities across the country who want to enjoy their favourite Pizza Express pizza and dough balls.

"As such, we are always looking at new and innovative ideas to make that happen - like our recent opening at Gatwick airport. We are also working on the other early-stage concepts to get our proper pizza to the planet, both here in the UK and around the world and we look forward to sharing more details later in 2025.

"Watch this space!" Just last autumn Pizza Express launched a frozen range exclusively into Tesco, which is the UK's largest supermarket giant and biggest grocer. It comes after the casual dining brand recently overhauled its chilled pizza range.