Tasty Hut LLC, a quick service restaurant operator and a portfolio company of Triton Pacific Capital Partners, has purchased a Pizza Hut operator in Monticello, Ky.

The acquisition serves as a strategic investment in the Tasty Hut market, extending Tasty Hut’s presence in the Appalachian region near Lake Cumberland. Tasty Hut looks to use its above-store structure and leadership team for continued success. The company now owns 221 Pizza Hut locations across 12 states.

“We are excited to continue to expand our base of operations in our targeted core markets,” says Craig Faggen, Triton Pacific’s CEO. “The growth prospects of this acquisition are encouraging, and we expect it to be a key contributor to our broader portfolio and our overall value creation strategy.”