Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its latest store opening in Dundee. Former Airforce engineer and new Papa John’s franchise, Sam Foster, will run the outlet which is located on the east side of Scotland’s fourth largest city.

Sam Foster explains: “Papa John’s is something of a happy accident for me. I spent nine years in the Airforce and also five years as an engineer on an off shore drilling rig before discovering the franchise. However, it was a serious crash on my mountain bike which caused me to re-evaluate my future.

“I was out riding, hit a tree and was badly injured,” confirms Sam. “I was hospitalised for two weeks and needed several months at home to recover but I was unable to return to the oil rig. With a young family to provide for, I needed a fresh start which is what Papa John’s offered.

“I knew a little of the popularity of the pizza industry as my father used to run a rival brand pizza shop some years ago,” he continues. “However, feedback from my mates in London was that Papa John’s was now hot in town. The company uses only the freshest ingredients for a better natural flavour and so it made my choice a simple one!

“A number of prospective franchisees were after Papa John’s Dundee but I was fortunate enough to secure the contract! With Papa John’s back-up and training plus help from my staff, I just can’t wait to be delivering some top quality pizza to hungry Dundee residents!”

Papa John's is one of the largest pizza companies in the world and has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK. Papa John’s which was recently named as UK National Pizza Delivery Chain for the sixth time, is currently running an incentive scheme to help franchisees in the early stages of growing their businesses which includes discounted royalty fees, contribution towards marketing spend plus free equipment for new stores.

Help is provided with location selection 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.