“It has been such an exciting year for Papa John’s,” confirms Anthony Round, Papa John’s business development manager. “Our concept of ‘better ingredients, better pizza’ is more popular than ever and in the past 12 months we have added a total of 40 new UK stores, and will have 250 by the end of 2013. Our focus is on continued growth and our target is to increase this to 300 by the end of 2014.
The Chichester opening
“Our success is largely due to the quality of our pizza,” continues Round. “Papa John’s is the only branded 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. To put it simply: our customers love it!
“To meet demand, we are actively recruiting new franchisees and particularly encouraging ambitious individuals who are keen to run multiple Papa John’s. For new stores opening in Wales, the Midlands, North East, the North West and Scotland we are currently offering a 12 month royalty break if opened by July 2014 or a nine month royalty break for stores opening before the end of 2014. To get new franchisees off to a great start we are also supplying free oven and refrigerating equipment, plus an additional £10k of marketing spend for the store opening launch. The whole package could result in savings of 50k for your first Papa John’s store! These fantastic deals are only available for 2014 and are limited, so first come first served!”