Papa John’s franchisee to open five new outlets with help of 2014 incentive scheme

Pizza chain’s latest recruit Steve Mullarkey to extend Warrington territory across North West

Global pizza franchise Papa John’s has announced that its newest recruit Steve Mullarkey, who recently opened its Warrington store, has signed up to open five more outlets using the support of its 2014 franchise incentive scheme.

Mullarkey, who has a background in catering, will be opening the new outlets across the North West with a store in St Helens planned for launch in the coming months.

Having been impressed by the pizza brand’s “enthusiasm [and] commitment to growth”, Mullarkey claims that the chain’s latest franchisee incentive deal enabled him to commit to opening the additional outlets.

Announced last month as its “biggest and best” franchise incentive scheme for 2014, the deal applies to franchisees opening new stores in Wales, the Midlands, North East,  the North West and Scotland with 12 month royalty breaks available to those that open stores before July 2014, and a nine month royalty break for stores opened before the end of 2014.

As part of the scheme, new franchisees will also have access to free oven and refrigerator equipment, royalty holiday and £10,000 worth of marketing spend.

Discussing his decision to join Papa John’s, Mullarkey commented: “My research showed that Papa John’s was very simply better than the competition.

“Papa John’s is an exciting company and committed to growth.  The head office staff’s enthusiasm for the future is impressive, they really believe this company is going places and I have to agree.”

In addition to the five new outlets, Mullarkey also has further plans for the franchise:

“My plans don’t stop there!  I aim to open between 10 to 15 Papa John’s over the next five years.”

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