Former business owner launches Papa John’s franchise venture

West Midlands recruit Munish Mehta latest franchisee to take up 2014 incentive scheme

Pizza franchise Papa John’s has achieved further UK growth after signing former business owner Munish Metha to its chain.

Its latest recruit Metha, who ran a chip shop for 18 years, has capitalised upon the pizza brand’s “best ever franchise incentive scheme” and opened an outlet in the West Midlands area of Tamworth; with 20 staff already on his books.

Metha said that he decided “it was time for a change” and decided to join the pizza franchise because it is “a rapidly growing business and there is plenty of opportunity to expand”.

Founded in 1984 in the US, Papa John’s is one of the largest pizza companies in the world and claims to be “rapidly expanding” in 36 countries across the globe.

It has opportunities for potential franchisees throughout the country with central locations in the South East, Yorkshire, Manchester, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, North East, Wales & Scotland.

Metha discussed the Papa John’s franchise opportunity: “I am […] in no-doubt that the product is better than the competition and since opening sales have been great.

“We are planning plenty of promotion over the coming months and it is the marketing part of the business I particularly enjoy. You need to come up with great ideas and allocate budget to marketing to make it really work and I’m looking forward to growing sales further in the future.”

Commenting on Papa John’s’ franchise incentives for 2014, business development manager, Anthony Round, added:

“For new openings in Wales, the Midlands, North East, Tte North West and Scotland we are offering a royalty break for stores opening before the end of 2014.  Papa John’s will also supply free equipment, plus an additional £10,000 of marketing spend for the launch. The whole package could result in savings of £50,000 for your first Papa John’s store.”

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