Papa Johns UK franchise celebrates record number of new openings

Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has topped its record for new UK store openings last year. The increasingly popular ‘Better Ingredients, Better Pizza' concept encouraged both existing and new franchisees to taste success in 2015, with a record of 44 new store openings across the UK.

Anthony Round, business development manager of Papa John’s, said, “We now have well over 300 Papa John’s outlets in England, Scotland and Wales. New franchisees are hungry to join our growing business and existing franchisees have opened additional outlets.

'Our special incentive packages which offer deals on equipment, royalties and marketing, support franchisees in the early stages of set up. Plus, we added TV advertising to our promotional mix, which has proved a particularly compelling ingredient, attracting even more customers into our stores.'

Round continues, “As we continue to expand we are looking at recruiting more new franchisees. To join Papa John’s as a franchisee, no experience is necessary as we provide all the necessary training, help with location selection and full turnkey solution to opening the store.

'However, Papa John’s franchisees need to be motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working and want to be part of a growing team. Good interpersonal and people skills are essential, as franchisees deal with customers as well as lead a team on a daily basis.”

Papa John’s was recently named as the UK National Pizza Delivery Chain for the sixth consecutive year and is renowned for its product quality.