Papa John’s marked the official opening of its 200th UK store at the weekend – by serving up 200 free pizzas to the first 200 visitors to the outlet. Doors were opened to the store on Saturday lunchtime.
Papa John’s was created by ‘Papa’ John Schnatter, who started out from a converted broom cupboard in his father’s tavern in the US in 1984 and built the company to become a multinational success. Currently Papa John’s has more than 4,000 stores across 33 countries and it is now the world’s third largest pizza chain.
Gareth Davies, vice president for Papa John’s UK, said: “We are delighted to be marking this special milestone, which signifies the increasing number of people experiencing our ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza’ philosophy across the UK.
“Our 200th store opening is not just a significant achievement for us in the UK, but an opportunity to thank our local customers in Glasgow for choosing Papa John’s by inviting them to share in the occasion with us.”
More than 100 new stores are expected to be opened by the franchise over the next few years, creating a substantial number of jobs across the UK.