Papa John’s is ‘On Target’ to open 50 new UK stores this year

Pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its ‘on-target’ to open 50 more UK stores before the end of this year.

The chain has already opened locations in West Ealing, Bishop’s Stortford and Cheltenham with more to follow in Durham, Warrington and Stafford.

Anthony Rounds, Business Development Manager commented: “The whole Papa John’s team is focused on UK growth for 2014. As a result, we are looking for enthusiastic franchisees who are excited about running their own franchise and passionate about the Papa John’s concept of ‘better ingredients, better pizza’. We have some fantastic incentive deals currently on offer to support franchisees and get new outlets open and off to a great start and these are proving particularly popular! Already six new stores have been opened this year and there are many more in the pipeline – so watch this space!”

“Our in-house team helps new franchisees secure good locations and manage the fit-out process,” continues Round.

“At the same time, franchisees and their staff undergo thorough training, while our marketing department helps to ensure a successful launch. We know the process inside out through opening more than 250 stores across the UK. In fact, recent openings have exceeded all expectations when it comes to pizza sales!

“For new stores opening in Wales, The Midlands, North East, The North West and Scotland, we are currently offering a 12 month royalty break if opened by July 2014 or a nine month royalty break for stores opening before the end of 2014,” said Round.

“We are also supplying free oven and refrigeration equipment, plus an additional £10k of marketing spend for the store opening launch. The whole package could result in savings of 50k for your first Papa John’s store! These fantastic deals are only available for 2014 and are limited, so first come first served!”