Papa John’s franchisee purchases second Cardiff outlet

Kashif Michael plans to open additional two to three stores by 2016 on back of franchise success

Pizza chain Papa John’s has expanded its franchise network with the announcement that its franchisee Kashif Michael has opened his second outlet in Cardiff.

Michael, who joined the chain in 2012, has added the Canton-based outlet to his franchise portfolio and now plans to open an additional two to three stores by the end of 2015. He already owns an outlet on City road which he purchased following a re-sale opportunity.

The franchise entrepreneur has benefitted from Papa John’s 2014 franchise incentive scheme, due to end on December 31, which offers savings of up to £50,000 for new stores opened in Wales, the Midlands, the North East, the North West, and Scotland.

Discussing his franchising experience, Michael said:

“I worked for Papa John’s when I was at college and so, a long time ago, I decided I would like to run my own store one day. I worked hard, saved up and took a small business start-up loan to finance the franchise initially. Once I had bought the first franchise and the lawyers were paid I had just £50 left in my bank account!

“However, I knew I would be able to cash-in pretty soon.  Within two years, the profit generated has enabled me to buy my second outlet. […] Canton is a brand new store and so far, so good.  With more leafleting campaigns, product sampling and the some special promotions in the pipeline, sales will continue to grow!”

You can learn more about Papa John’s franchise opportunities here.

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