NPC International Inc., the nation’s largest Pizza Hut franchisee, has agreed to buy 36 more units from the franchisor for $18.8 million and the costs of inventory, pre-paids and cash, the company said Thursday. NPC, which went private last year in a $190 million offering led by private-equity firm Olympus Partners, already operates 1,151 Pizza Hut units in 28 states. The restaurants to be acquired are located in the Jacksonville, Fla., market and include 27 delivery or carry-out ...

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