> The largest Pizza Hut franchise in the United States has made inroads to establishing a location in Madras.
NPC International submitted a sign approval request to the city of Madras during the summer, and has also submitted building permit paperwork.
The pizza franchisee is looking to go into the northernmost suite -- 1555 S.W. Highway 97, Suite D -- in the Palisades Shopping Center, the plaza anchored by Bi-Mart.
Details of the pizza chain's plans for Madras are limited and attempts to contact particulars were unsuccessful. But, it's thought that it would not be a sit-down restaurant but only offer pickup service and delivery.
NPC International operates 1,216 Pizza Hut stores in the U.S., with locations in 28 states.