The popularity of leading pizza franchise Papa John’s, continues to grow as six new stores open in locations across the UK, generating more than 90 new jobs. Kempston in Bedford, Pallion in Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Swadlincote in Derbyshire, Holborn in London and New Milton in Hampshire are now all open for business and ready to deliver on the Papa John’s promise of: “BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.” which means the company only uses the freshest, finest ingredients to create a better pizza for customers.
Justin Gilbert, director of business development Papa John’s UK confirms: “As the Papa John’s brand expands in the UK, our aim is to ensure everyone can enjoy the treat of their favourite pizza how, where and when they choose! These new store openings add to our high-street presence and offer even more convenience to our customers as we now have well over 450 Papa John’s in the UK.
“As we grow, we are also exploring the opportunities to partner with third-party organisations which align with our brand values and who are looking to add a quality hot food offering to their proposition. We currently have Papa John’s at multiple holiday parks in the UK plus other venues such as stadiums and ice rinks and this can work very well.
“Our franchise model is flexible and so by working together to focus on a successful outcome, we are able to develop the right format for other organisations who are looking to satisfy and exceed the expectations of an existing customer base.
“The six new store openings, like our non-traditional outlets, are all managed by franchisees as their own businesses, backed up by Papa John’s extensive training and support. Help is provided with location selection, growth incentives and full turn-key opening of stores. As a franchise, the Company supplies all the assistance needed to get your successful Papa John’s up and running.
“New franchisees are initially invited to a one-to-one discussion and discovery day (which is currently ‘virtual’). If they are interested in moving forwards, candidates go onto develop a detailed business plan and if successful, individuals are fully supported to develop their portfolio of stores.”
For those interested in running a multi-unit Papa John’s franchise, or one of our ‘non-traditional’ stores, there are currently various opportunities throughout the UK. For further information about the Papa John’s franchise opportunity please visit: www.papajohns.co.uk/franchise