Serial Papa John’s franchisee opens fourth store

Ambitious Erol Ayvaz rapidly expands his network reach with new Lowesoft store – and announces 16 further branches in the pipeline by 2016

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Serial franchisee Erol Ayvaz has opened his fourth Papa John’s store this month in Lowestoft.

Since joining the leading pizza franchise this summer, Ayvas has opened franchises in Cambridge, Peterborough and Corby and claims his rapid expansion is down to the ongoing support offered by Papa John’s alongside good management.

Ayvas commented:

“Support is a key ingredient when setting up and running a multi-operation franchise like this. In this regard, Papa John’s has been phenomenal. The team has been instrumental in helping with negotiations on sites and opening plans.

“My area manager and our individual store managers are highly motivated to look after our staff. Working together and supporting each of our team members will ensure we can always deliver the best pizza and customer service in town”

The ambitious franchisee aims to open 16 more stores by 2016, with further launches in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Lichfield scheduled later this month.

Papa John’s is expanding its 300+ UK network further, with multi- and single store franchise opportunities in the South East, Yorkshire, Manchester, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, North East, Wales and Scotland.

The pizzeria currently offers franchise packages starting at £18,500+ VAT, which includes marketing, training and support. For more information on packages and the global company, visit the Papa John’s the website here.

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