Former chip shop owner takes Papa John’s to Tamworth

Papa John’s, has announced it has opened in Tamworth. Former chip shop owner, Munish Mehta now runs the new franchised outlet in the West Midlands, employing 20 people.

“After 18 years running the chip shop it was time for a change,” explains Munish Mehta. “I looked at a few food franchises but Papa John’s stood out because it is a rapidly growing business and there is plenty of opportunity to expand.

“I am also in no-doubt that the product is better than the competition and since opening sales have been great,” continues Munish. “We are planning plenty of promotion over the coming months and it is the marketing part of the business I particularly enjoy. You need to be coming up with great ideas and allocating budget to marketing to make it really work and I’m looking forward to growing sales further in the future.”

Anthony Round, business development manager, Papa John’s comments: “We are delighted to welcome Munish as a new franchisee and wish him every success in taking Papa John’s to Tamworth! For other potential franchisees looking to following Munish’s footsteps we are currently offering some special incentive deals: For new openings in Wales, The Midlands, North East, The North West and Scotland we are offering a royalty break for stores opening before the end of 2014. Papa John’s will also supply free equipment, plus an additional £10k of marketing spend for the launch. The whole package could result in savings of 50k for your first Papa John’s store. These deals are only available for 2014 and are limited, so first come first served!”

Papa John's is one of the largest pizza companies in the world, with more than 4,450 stores worldwide and is rapidly expanding in 36 markets around the globe. Papa John’s, which is known for its product quality, has opportunities for potential franchisees throughout the UK including the key locations of the South East, Yorkshire, Manchester, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, North East, Wales & Scotland.