PizzaExpress is launching a nationwide campaign to recruit 1,000 people as its pizzerias reopen in May and June
Of the new jobs, 300 will be supporting the government's Kickstart initiative.
Around 2,400 UK jobs were cut by the company in 2020 through a combination of voluntary and compulsory redundancies, nearly half of which were as a result of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) in September, which saw 73 restaurants closed.
In England, 118 PizzaExpress restaurants reopened for alfresco dining on 12 April and 24 additional restaurants will reopen outdoors on 29 April. All 360 PizzaExpress pizzerias in the UK will reopen for indoor dining in May in line with local government guidance.
PizzaExpress managing director Zoe Bowley said: "We're expecting millions of people to flock back to restaurants as restrictions are eased, so we are delighted to be in a position to be able to recruit a thousand new team members to help us serve customers at PizzaExpress. We are also very pleased to support the Kickstart initiative.
"Our restaurants have been the beating heart of our local communities and neighbourhoods for decades. As well as helping locals to get together with friends and family, we support 360 local economies across the UK as an employer for anyone looking for a fun, flexible and rewarding career.
"Our pizzerias are a great place to work, and our teams love welcoming new colleagues. After all the challenges and uncertainties of the last year, we're very excited to be open and recruiting again."