Franchisee for Papa John’s launches second store

Umar Malik has opened a second Swansea unit within six months of launching his first

The serial franchisee, who initially laid out his plans to open five stores in two years, now believes that he will achieve his expansion plans within 12 months.

Papa John’s, which was founded in the US in 1994, is now present in 36 markets around the world and currently has over 280 franchises in the UK.

The pizza maker chain has recently launched its new incentive scheme in order to facilitate new franchise openings in regionally areas which offer benefits – such as discounted royalty fees, free equipment and marketing spend – to potential franchisees based in Midlands, Scotland, Wales, the North East and North West.

Malik commented: “The incentive scheme currently run by Papa John’s to help franchisees set up has been a great help. We received deals on equipment and franchise fees, which frees-up a little working capital to spend on other things like marketing.”