Papa John’s ends year on a high with six more UK store openings

Pizza franchise on target to grow network to 300 outlets by December 2014

Leading pizza chain Papa John’s has announced it has opened six new stores across the UK with outlets in Nottingham, Sheffield, Essex, Stockport, Chichester and Romford.

The latest additions to its network form part of an ongoing franchise recruitment drive to extend its UK reach to 300 stores by December 2014, with its current total standing at 250 outlets.

The announcement follows the pizza brands’ unveiling of its “biggest and best” franchise incentive scheme for 2014 which applies to new store openings in specific areas and includes access to free equipment, royalty holiday and £10,000 worth of marketing spend.

Founded in 1984, Papa John’s has grown to become of the largest pizza companies in the world with more than 4,300 stores worldwide.

It has franchise opportunities available throughout the UK in key locations including Manchester, the South West, Wales and Scotland with packages starting at £177,000.

Anthony Round, business development manager for Papa John’s, commented: “It has been such an exciting year for Papa John’s,

“Our focus is on continued growth and our target is to increase [our total] to 300 by the end of 2014.  To meet demand, we are actively recruiting new franchisees and particularly encouraging ambitious individuals who are keen to run multiple Papa John’s.”

Discussing its new franchise incentive scheme, Round added:

“The whole package could result in savings of £50,000 for your first Papa John’s store!  These fantastic deals are only available for 2014 and are limited, so first come first served!”

To find out more about becoming a Papa John’s franchisee, click here.

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