Papa John's announces expansion plans

Papa John's has opened six outlets in three months as part of its rapid expansion plan to open 25 new stores nationwide this year. Stores have been opened in Haringey, Morden and Worcester Park and express outlets in Haven holiday camps in Devon, East Sussex and Yorkshire.

The company is now looking to open further outlets in Manchester & the M62 corridor, Leeds, Birmingham, Oxford, London inside the M25, Cambridge, Chester, Newcastle, Bristol and Cheltenham.

Director of Property and Franchising for Papa John's Alan Mason says: 'Papa John's has had a great start to the year, now it needs to keep that momentum as it looks to open eight more stores in quarter two and deliver on its commitment of 25 new stores in 2008.

"As Papa John's continues to grow it creates a strong demand for new locations and sites, which are suitable for its stores. Therefore, the company has appointed Colliers CRE as its national retained agents to aid this search as Papa John's looks to expand across the UK."