Serial franchisee opens third Papa John’s store

Pizza chain offers savings of up to £50,000 for new store openings in a bid to rapidly increase UK presence

Long term Papa John’s employee and serial franchisee Jay Singh has opened his third Papa John’s outlet in the Hampshire area.

Singh opened his first store in 2010 in Basingstoke after working as a Papa John’s employee for seven years. Since then he has opened a second store in Andover and now the newest in Franham, which will employ up to 18 staff.

Multiple store openings like Singh’s are an increasing trend among Papa John’s store owners.

The pizzeria group are also currently running enticing incentives – such as free equipment and marketing funds – to encourage new stores in Wales, Scotland, The Midlands, North East and North West. Papa John’s state that the additional benefits could save new store owners up to £50,000, a massive attraction to join a company with growth possibilities evident from current franchisees.

Singh credits his success to choosing the right staff and his commitment to the Papa John’s brand, adding that he plans to open additional stores in the future:

“Because of my experience, running my first Papa John’s was straight forward. Since then I have opened Andover and now Farnham.

“Training is also key, particularly where there has been a lot of recruitment with the new opening. Next year I have plans to open a further outlet and after that, who knows where it could end?”

If you are interested in joining the franchise, average costs fall between £177,000 and £225,000 (excluding VAT and freehold, and of which £70,000 should be liquid funds).

For additional information, contact Papa John’s via their website.

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