“Welcome Break has a footfall of around 80 million people a year,” explains Dave Galvin, UK franchise sales manager, Papa John’s. “We are delighted that such a trusted brand has recognised the quality of Papa John’s pizza and selected the franchise to be rolled out within multiple outlets. We are keen to grow the number of Papa John’s stores throughout the UK and our deal with Welcome Break is part of this strategy. For our existing franchisees, the increased brand awareness Papa John’s will gain will also further support their businesses throughout the country.”
“We trialled Papa John’s earlier this year in Fleet and Oxford and were delighted with the results,” confirms Rod McKie, chief executive, Welcome Break. “Since mid-October we have opened two stores a week and plan to open further outlets in the New Year.”
Papa John’s is now the world’s third largest pizza chain. The company has around 4,000 stores across 33 countries and is the only major pizza chain to use only 100% fresh dough, giving a better natural flavour and a unique tomato sauce is made from the best Californian tomatoes, picked and packed from vine to can in just six hours.
Papa John’s currently has 208 stores in the UK and more than 100 new stores are expected to be opened by Papa John’s over the next few years, creating a substantial number of jobs. Papa John’s, which is renowned for its product quality, has opportunities for potential franchisees throughout the UK including the key locations of Yorkshire, Manchester, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, North East, Wales & Scotland.